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437 ground, the sheep, gpats, and unloaded cat being subjected to quarantine restraint, from tle being separately driven, to graze slowly which they were soon freed by the generous and progressively in that direction. On Platoff, whose hospitality towards them knew their arrival in the evening, the tents of the no bounds. Here we close our notice of this party are found pitched either on the slope agreeable narrative, at the end of which is of a mountain, or in some sheltered spot, an appendix, containing an itinerary of the secured from the violence of winds, and not route from Bussora to Hamburgh, and a far distant from water. When the party is table of the expenses incurred in a journey large, and the tents numerous, they pitch over land from India to England. three or four in a group; at the distance of thirty or forty yards a similar group, and
ASTRONOMY. thus for the whole encampment; its general direction being parallel to the mountain
Times Telescope, for 1819, 12mo. 9s. which shelters them. The flocks belonging to each division are secured around its re
Useful Hints on Drawing and Painting, spective tents. By this regulation the flocks intended to facilitate the improvement of are kept separate, and obtain their due pro- young persons. By J.C. Burgess. portion of forage ; and at the same time the
This little book, the production of a very respecto various detachments composing the commu
able and meritorious artist, will, we conceive, be nity are within call of each other when as
found particularly useful in forming the taste, and sistance is required.
guiding the talents of the youthful votaries of the
Scenic Muse. We agree with itss, antinr, that elus “ When the forage becomes exhausted in
horale and abstruse treatises on the arts, often fail one spot, the party migrate to another, in
in their effect from not being sufficiently adapted the same order, and occupy it under the to the capacities of youth. This difficulty is, how. same regulation : thus making, during the ever, obviated in the pages before us; and the obsummer and autuman, a circular trip or tour servations introduced are given in a style as con. out and home. This mode of life, without cise and perspicuous as possible. The volume is any variation, is pursued by them in pre- certainly handsomely printed; but considering that ference to any other."
it contains only 34 pages, the price affixed to it The author visited the celebrated ruins of cannot but be considered as rather exorbitant. We Shahpoor, of which he has given an interest
mention this because we fear it will have the effect
of restricting its circulation. ing account, and his description of Shirauz is so excellent that we were almost tempted to
Hakewell's Views in Italy. No. 2. give an entire extract, had not the sense of
Italian Scenery from drawings, by E, D, our contracted limits checked the inclination. Batty. No. 4, 4to. The antiqities of Pentapolis occupy a more
A Collection of 38 Old Wood Cuts, illusconsiderable space in the volume than we
trative of the New Testament. 4to, 12s. should have expected from the shortness of
BIBLIOGRAPHY. time in which they were viewed. Ispahan Mann's General Catalogue of Books on is also largely described, and indeed the sale, in the Commercial road. 1s. 60. whole of the author's route in Persia is Catalogue of Books on sale, by C. Frostyi marked by penetration and inquisitive curio- Broad-street, Bristol. sity. At Tehran, the colonel and his com The Modern London Catalogue of Books, panion, Captain Salter, were introduced to with their sizes, prices, and publishers's the King, the particulars of which ceremo names; by W. Bent. 8vo. 8s. nial visit are given with sufficient minuteness. The following is the form of intro
Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of duction on these occasions :-" These gen John Howard, the Philanthropist; compiledi tlemen, King of Kings, have all their lives from his private diary and letters, the been anxious to touch the dust of your Ma- journals of his confidential attendant; &c.&c. jesty's feet, and this day forms a new begin- By James B. Brown, esq. 4to. 21. ós. :* ning of their lives; they look on all their past days as nothing, and glory in the honour conferred upon them by your Ma
The Tragedies of Sophocles, translated
from the Greek, with Notes. By George jesty, King of Kings!!”
Adams. 8vo. 12s. Near Shaingulabad our countrymen fell in with the Russian Embassy, from whom
DIVINITY. they received every friendly attention, and Discourses on Various Subjects. By the on parting were favoured with numerous Rev. Sir John Head, bart, A. M. 8vo. letters of recommendation for the remainder Remarks upon the Service of the Church of their journey. The description of Mount of England, respecting baptism and the Ararat is a fine picture; and the account of office of burial. 12mo. 2s. 61. the improved state of Georgia, under the
The Conversion of the World, or the Russian Government, excites many serions Claims of Six Hundred Millions of Heathen, considerations in regard to the probable and the ability and daty of the Churchica extension of that gigantic power. On their respecting them. By the Rev. G. Halland arrival among the Cossacks, our travellers $. Newe!. American Missionaries, a: Bom suffered some temporary inconvenience, in bay. 8vo.Is. 6d.
[Dec. 1, Scripture Testimony to the Messiah, in- 1816, at the Royal Dispensary for Diseases cluding a careful examination of the Rev. of the Ear. By T. H. Curtis, 8vo. 2s. 6d. T. Belsham's Calm Inquiries, and of the Pathological and Surgical Observations other principal Unitarian works on the on the Diseases of the Joints. By E. C. subject. By John Pye Smith, D.D. 8vo. 14s. Brodie. 8vo. 10s. 6d. EDUCATION.
Sketches of the Philosophy of Life. By Education upon the Plan of Spelling, Di- Sir T.C. Morgan, M. D. 8vo. 14s. viding and Propouncing, by giving attention Ayre's Observations on Marasmus, 8vo. 7s. to the primary and secondary accents, and Quarterly Journal of Foreign Medicine. to the sound of the vowel, whereby many No. 1. 8vo. 3s.6d. words may be known at once. By the Rev. Ballingallos Practical Observations J. Snape. 6d.
fever, dysentery and liver complaints. 8vo. A Sequel to Mrs. Trimmer's Introduction 9s. to the Knowledge of Nature. By Sarah
MILITARY. Trimmer, 12mo.
A Narrative of the Operations of the A New 'Theoretical Grammar of the French French Army, during the one hundred days Language, with exercises. By C. Gros. in 1815; including the battle of Waterloo. 12mo, '5s.
By General Gourgaud. 8vo. 109.
Margaret Melville, and the Soldier's English Etymology. By John Thomson, Daughter. By Catherine Alicia Mant, AuM. A.S. &c.
thor of Ellen, &c. 12mo. --The speciinen here offered of the qualifications
This is an insu uctive and amusing little volume, of Mr. Thomson, for the undertaking he proposes and may be added to the Juvenile Library with to execute, will, doubtless, reuder the public iin.
considerable advantage; though we are not sure, patient for the appearance of his important forth.
considering the nuinber of similar publications anle coming volume. The utility of etymological en.
ready in hand, that such a work was particularly quiry is indubitable ; indeed, to a certain extent,
necessary at the present time. it is absolutely necessary, to complete a perfect
Seneca's Morals; by way of abstract: to system of education ; for a man can scarcely he
which is added, a Discourse, under the title pronounced thoroughly acquainted with the lan
of an after thought. By Sir Roger L'Esguage of liis country, until lie kuows something of its primitive derivation. Much deep and scicutific trange, knt. 8vo. 10s. 6d. research is displayed in the few pages before us, Hypocrisy Unveiled, and Calumny dewith little or none of that parade so common with
tected; in a review of Blackwood's Magathose who write on the more abstruse subjrets. zine, 8vo. Is. 6d.
Antiquitates Curiosæ, the etymology of Laskey's Description of the Napoleon many remarkable old sayings, Proverbs, &c. Mint Medals, royal 8vo. 18s. explained. By Jos. Taylor. foolsc. 8vo. 58. Vindiciæ Wykehamicæ. By the Rev. W.
L. Bowles. 2s.
Naval Chronology of Great Britain, By M. D. royal 4to. 21. 10s.
J. Ralph. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
Encyclopædia Metropolitana. part 4. 460. Gleanings and Remarks, collected during
2 18. many months' residence at Buenos Ayres.
Encyclopædia Edinensis. vol. 2. part 4.
4to. es. By Major Alex. Gillespie. 8vo. 10s.
Florence Macarthy; an Irish Tale. By in the Court of Common Pleas and Ex- Lady Morgan, Author of France, O'Donduli, chequer Chambers. By J. B. Moore. v. I.
&c. 4 vols. 28s. part 4. royal 8vo. 8s.
My Old Cousin; or, A Peep into Cochin Index to Taunton's Reports, 8vo. 2s.
China; a novel. By the Author of Romantic
Facts. 3 rols. !2mo. 16s. 60.
The Fast of St. Magdalen ; a novel. By in the Ladies Diary, and their original Anna Maria Porter. 3 vols. 218. Answers, together with some new Solutions,
Nightmare Abbey. By the Author of from its commencement in the year 1704 tó Headlong Hall. 12mo. 6s. 6d. 1816. By T. Leybourn. 4 vols. 8vo. 41.
Brambleton llall. 12mo. Ss. 60.
POETRY. A Letter to the Governors of Bethlem Warwick Castle: a Tale, with minor Hospital, containing an account of their Poems. By W. R. Bedford, B. A. of Unimanagement of that Institution for the last versity College, Oxford. twenty years. By John Haslam, M. D. 8vo. As a motto to this collection, the author prefixes 2s. 6d.
a few lines from a celebrated poct, whom it were Stereoplea ; or, The Defence of the well if he had copied in his epigraphi alone ; but he Horse's Foot considered. By Bracy Clarke.
gone farther, aud the sentiments, the lan4to. 10s 6d.
guage, the warmth of arratory feeling, and the sout. An Introductory Lecture, as delivered in
ensemble of his poetry forces us into a comparison which must be falal to biunself. This felo-de-se is
439 the less excusable, as Mr. Bedford, though newly Cobbin's Pilgrims' Fate; a poem. 19mo. launched iolo 'the sea of authorship, seems to 49. 6d. have that in hin wbich, if duly appreciated and Poetical Rhapsodies. By J. B. Fisher. exerted, would probably make hina a poet of no 8vo. 78. mean order ; at all events would raise him above
The Minstrel of the Glen, and other that style of verse in which, unfortunately, he has chosen to make his literary debut. The tale, wo
poems. By H. Stebbing. 8vo. 78, 6d. confess, two attentire perusils have not enabled
Woman; a poem. By E. S. Barrett, esq. us to unravel. llere and there we have a partial
Author of the Heroine. 2d edition, revised. light, which serves but to make the darkness visi.
POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. ble : and it may be well for the author to kuow that his poetry is most pleasing when it is most
Extraordinary Red Book, containing a plain. As for general readers in these days, since
detailed list of all the places, pensions, they may possibly most admire those parts which sinecures, &c. 8vo. critics ought most to condemn, we shall not offer A letter to H. Brougham, esq. M.P. in any selections, but leave them to consult the whole reply to the Strictures on Winchester Colforty pages. For Mr. Bedford's sake, however,
lege. By the Rev. L. Clarke. 8vo. 2s.6d.'' as we liope and expect to meet with him again, we
Lieut. General Thornton's Speech in the will instance the few lines on the Pantheon as by
House of Commons, on his motion to repeal far the best passage iv the performance. What the University, of which it appears he is a meinber,
the declaration against the belief of Tran
substantiation. royal 8vo. 6s. may say to its publication, is another affair. But though unsuccessful he has not disgraced them,
TOPOGRAPHY. and would be be content to write rational verse Ormerod's History of Cheshire. part 8. upon rational subjects, miglit become an honour co
History of the City of Dublin. By the Their age of poetry.
Rev. Robert Walsh. 7 vols. 4to. 51. 58. Sensibility; The Stranger; and other
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Os mendation of this volume ; for though it displays wego on the Coast of South Barbary, and feelings aud principles highly creditable to its au. of the Sufferings of the Master and Crew thor as a min, it is essentially deficient in that while in bondage among the Arabs. By energy, fancy, and correctness which could alone Judah Paddock, her late Master. 4to. obtain for its author the notice lie appears to anti.
In the modest advertisement prefixed to this in. cipate as a poet. To attain to any degree of ex.
teresting narrative, its author informs us that it was cellence, in the species of composition with which
coinmitted to the press principally at the request Mr. Harvey's pages are, for the most part, occu.
and instigation of Capt. Riley, for the purpose of pied, requires that the bard should write with his
serving as an Appendix to his book, the veracity of feelings about him rather than his books, and be
which, it appears, has iu part been thought ques. inspelled less by the desire of saying something tionable. As the fate of both tliese persons is than having something to say.
strikingly similar, cach having endered captivity of the two principal poems, Sensibility and The
among the Arabs, and in the like manner been re. Stranger, we certainly prefer the former; the car.
decned from their barbarity, the evidence of the liest, as we are informed in the preface, of the au.
one will go far to corroborate the testimony al. thor's productions ; since, notwithstanding its ge
ready offered to the public ly the other. Capt. Ri. nerally defective versification, it contains many
ley's detail, however, was likely to have been more amiable soutiments pleasingly and reclingly con
minute and correct, from'the circumstance of his veyed. The Stranger does not possess similar
having made botes upon the spot ; whilst Captain claims to our attention; its fable and style being Paddock, not having taken any such precaution, and equally tedious and uninteresting. The minor
being in the possession of no memoranda whát. poems are none of thein above mediocrity.
ever, was obliged to rapsack his memory for the The Immortality of the Soul, and other facts he wished to detail; by which means his Pocms. By Thomas Thomsor.
story appears occasionally more confused and im. The subject of the principal poem in this pam
probable than might otherwise bave been the phlet is treated in ton imperfect and desultory a magner for one of such awful importance. Indeed Recollections of Japan. By Captain Gowe consider it as an act of strong presumption for lownin, of the Russian Navy, Author of the å youthful poet to dare so lofty a tieine. Several
Narrative of a Three Years Journey in that detached passages, however, miglit be adduced of more than cominon pathos and energy: sufficient Country. 1 vol. 8vo. 12s. to prove that the author possesses, to a certain de.
History of Voyages into the Polar Regions, gree, the “afflatus divinus,” thongh not quite undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discoenough of it to qualify him for the task he' has vering a North East, North West, or Polar here undertaken. Of the minor productions, the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific. stanzas beginning “ The Rose may withies on the By John Barrow, esg. 8vo. 12s. Tree," are singularly tasteful and preity. The Fearon's Narrative of a Journey of 5,000 translation 13th Psalm might have been
miles through the Eastern and Western spared, as it has already been etfected by the all
States of America. 8vo. 10s. 6d. potent pen of the Bard of Harold in one of bis llo.
Narrative of the Expedition which sailed brew Melodies. The Anglo Cambrian ; a poem, in four from England in 1807, to join the South Ame
rican Patriots. By James Hackett. 8vo. 5s.6d. cantos. By M. Linwood. 8vo. 5s.
Her Majesty Queen Charlotte.
(With a Portrait.)
A WRITER of no ordinary powers rendered his presence there no longer has said that history is philosophy teach- necessary. Under his instructions the ing by example; and this is more espe- Princess made a great progress in every cially true of biography, the only legiti- polite and useful branch of knorrledge. mate object of which is to excite the She acquired a thorough acquaintance living to virtue by a faithful delineation with the French and Italian languages; of those eminent persons, who in their while her own she wrote not only corday shone as lights of the world. rectly, but elegantly. Of this, indeed, · It is our duty this month to exhibit, as no stronger proof could be given than far as our feeble powers will permit, the the letter which she sent to the great sketch of an illustrious character, who Frederic of Prussia, congratulating him for more than half a century has, by her on his victory at Torgau, over Marshal influence, realized the nervous remark of Daun, November 3, 1760, when she one of our oldest poets, that
was (not, as some of the journalists have 6. A virtuous court, a world to virtue draws,” said, thirteen years, but) sixteen years
Her late Majesty, Sophia-Charlotte, and a half old. This pathetic letter, in was the youngest of the two daughters which she painted in glowing colours the of Charles Lewis, Duke of Mirow, by distressed state of Mecklenburgh through Albertine-Elizabeth, daughter of Ernest the ravages of the war, is inserted in our Frederic, Duke of Saxe Hildburghausen. second volume, and therefore need not This prince, Charles Lewis, being the here be repeated. At this time, his presecond son of the Duke of Mecklenburgh sent Majesty having just succeeded to Strelitz, entered into the imperial ser- the British throne on the demise of his vice at an early age, and by his noble grandfather, it was the natural concern conduct soon attained the rank of Lieu- of ministers to look out for a suitable tenant-General. On his marriage he matrimonial alliance. One had been went to settle at Mirow, where all his already under consideration in the time children, consisting of four sons and two of the late King, who wished very much daughters, were born. He died in 1751, to unite his grandson to a niece of the the very year that his present Majesty Prussian monarch, by whom that overlost his father; and a few months after- ture was most cheerfully received. The wards, Adolphus Frederic, the third Princess-Dowager of Wales, however, Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, departed was extremely averse to the connection, this life, when that title derolved upon and the Prince incurred his grandfather's the eldest son of Prince Charles Lewis, displeasure for giving a flat denial to the who, with his mother and all the family, proposal. Much has been said of an atremoved in consequence from Mirow to tachment to Lady Sarah Lenox, which Strelitz. Here the Princess Charlotte, circumstanee induced the King's mother then seven years old, received her edu- and Lord Bute to send Colonel Græme cation, under the direction of Madame abroad in search of a proper wife for the de Grabow, a lady of high endowments King. All this is romance, and a poor and noble family, who, on account of her compliment to his Majesty's judge lyrical compositions, obtained the titlement. The fact is, the Princess-Dowager of the German Sappho.
had no other fears than those arising Besides Madame de Grabow, other from a Prussian alliance, which was persons of the first talent were employed her abhorrence. When, therefore, she in the instruction of her Serene High- read the letter of the Princess of Meckness, who was the delight of the whole lenburgh, (copies of which were circufamily for the sweetness of her temper, lated in Germany,) she made enquiries and the quickness of her genius. The into the character of that family, and at principal of these tutors, Dr. Genz- the same time put the letter into the mer, a Lutheran divine of considerable hands of her son, who was so struck with learning, and particularly distinguished it as to tell Lord Harcourt “ that he had for his extensive knowledge in Natural now found such a partner as he hoped to History, was called from Stargard to be happy with for life.” Strelitz, where he resided at the pa- In a short time every thing was setlace, till the marriage of the Princess tled; and on the 8th of July, 1761, the