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for alum or any other Ingredient, which Person or Persons who may purchase any may be intended to bo used in or for any Bread of any such Baker or Seller of such Adulteration or Mixture; and if on Bread, may, if he, she, or they shall any such Search, it shall appear that any think proper, require the same to be such Meal, Flour, Dough, or Bread, so weighed in his, her, or their Presence; found, shall have been so adulterated by and that if any Baker or Seller of Bread, the Person in whose Possession it shall out of the City of London and the Liberthen be, or any Alum or other Ingredient ties thereof, and beyond the Weekly Bills shall be found, which shall seem to have of Mortality and Ten Miles of the Royal been deposited there in order to be used in Exchange, shall neglect to fix such Beam the Adulteration of Meal, Flour, or Bread, and Scales in some convenient Part of his then and in every such Case it shall be law. or her Shop, or to provide and keep for Use ful for such Magistrate or Magistrates, Jus. proper Weights, or whose Weights shall tice or Justices of the Peace, or Officer or be deficient in their due Weight, or who Officers authorized as aforesaid respective. shall refuse to weigh any Bread purchased ly, within the Limits of their respective in his or her Shop, in the Presence of the Jarisdictions, to seize and take any Meal, Party or Parties requiring the same, be, Flour, Dough, or Bread, which shall be she, or they shall for every such Offence found in any such Search.
forfeit and pay a Sum not exceeding Five VIII. Every Miller, Mealman, or Baker Pounds nor less than Twenty Shillings, as out of the City of London and the Liber. the Magistrate or Magistrates, Justice or ties thereof, and beyond the Weekly Bills Justices, before whom such Offender shall of Mortality and Ten Miles of the Royal be convicted, shall order and direct. Exchange, in whose House, Mill, Shop, XI. No Master, Mistress, Journeyman, or Stall, Bakehouse, Boltinghouse, Pastry other Person respectively exercising
or Warehouse, Outhouse, Ground, or Pos- employed in the Trade or Calling of a Basession, any Alum or other Ingredient or ker, out of the City of London and the LiMixture shall be found, shall, on being berties thereof, and beyond the Weekly convicted of any such offence, forfeit and Bills of Mortality and Ten Miles of the pay on every such Conviction any Sum of Royal Exchange, shall on the Lord's Day, Money not exceeding Twenty nor less than commonly called Sunday, or any Part Five Pounds, or be committed to the House thereof, make or bake any Household of Correction, or some other Prison, there or other Bread, Rolls, or Cakes of any to remain for any Time not exceeding Sort or Kind, or shall on any part of the Twelve nor less than Three Calendar said Day sell or expose to Sale, or permit Months.
or suffer to be sold or exposed to Sale, any IX. If any Person or Persons shall wil. Bread, Rolls, or Cakes of any Sort or Kind fully obstruct or hinder any such Search as except to Travellers, or in cases of urherein-before is authorized to be made, or gent Necessity; or bake or deliver, or the Seizure of any Meal, Flour, Dough, permit or suffer to be baked or delivered, or Bread, or of any Alum or other Ingre- any Meat, Pudding, Pie, Tart, or Victuals dient or Mixture, which sball be found on at any Time after Half past One of the Clock any such Search, he, she, or they shall for in the Afternoon of that Day. every such Offence, on being convicted XII. No Miller or Baker may act as Justhereof, forfeit and pay such Sum not ex- tice in the Execution of this Act. ceeding Five Pounds, nor less thaa Fifty XIII. All Offences against this Act may Shillings.
be heard in a summary Way. Penalties X. Every Baker or Seller of Bread shall levied by Distress and Sale. cause to be fixed in some convenient Part XXIV. The Rights of the University are of his or her Shop, a Beam' and Scales, Saved. with proper Weights, in order that every
NEW BOOKS PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER,
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E have perused, with the deepest in- disgust, which we should vainly attempt to
terest, the volumes recently pub- describe. It is scarcely credible that such lished by Mr. MARK WILKS, containing a atrocities could, for such a length of time, History of the Persecutions endured by have been perpetrated under a civilized the Protestants of the South of France, form of government; and the French misince the year 1814; and we close them nistry seem to have been so sensible of the with feelings of indignation, horror, and reproach to which the national character MONTIHY MAG. No. 859.
was exposed by these enormities, that they in the perusal of any production of Mr. endeavoured rather to deny the facts, than CHARLES LLOYD's, and his Poetical Esto remedy the mischief. In this work, says on the character of Pope, as a poet. however, those facts are set forth in glar- and moralist, and on the language and obing and undeniable characters, before the jects most fit for poetry, form no exception eyes of Europe; and it is proved that the to this remark. In his strictures on Pope, worst excesses of the revolution have been Mr. Lloyd seems to fight under Mr.Bowles' fully equalled in the outrages committed colours. He comments severely upon the under the eyes, and by the connivance of immoral tendency of the Eloisa, and rejects the local magistracy, by organized bands of with great scorn the principle on which assassins, upo the innocent and defence. Pope's doctrine is mainly founded, that of less protestants of Nismes and the adjacent self-love. Yet Pope intended to shew that country. The detail of their sufferings is « true self-love and social are the same." almost too painful for narration. Rapine Mr. Lloyd seems to set him down as a kind and murder of the most wanton description, of small but shrewd philosopher, and deand aggravated by circumstances of incon- molishes him as a poet, by allowing him a ceivable brutality, seem to have been let great deal of sense, but no imagination. loose upon the reformed church, in the On the other question, the author holds very spirit of the massacre of St. Bartho. with Mr. Campbell, that objects of art afford lomew's day. A repetition of that day was the poet as much scope as those of nature : indeed threatened and concerted. With and he takes occasion to rebuke Mr.Wordsthe exception of the Hundred Days, during worth in a friendly way, for confining his which Napoleon's return restored tranquil- muse to the humble walks of life, being of lity, such has, at intervals, been the fate of opinion that these unfortunate protestants; por do they
“ Patrician annals often teem possess any security against the future With sources of true interest, which no stress renewal of such scenes, except in the gene
Of genius ever gave Shepherd or Shepherdess." ral and improving spirit of the nation. In On all points like these, every man will a country where the principles of civil have his peculiar opinion; and Mr. Lloyd liberty and religious toleration have made maintains his own in these Essays with any advances, crimes like these cannot much original thought and great inge. long be perpetrated with impunity. Pub- nuity; yet we fear they will not be generlic opinion will be too strong for them. To ally read, the style being indeed the antithis state we have no doubt that France podes to that of Pope, and labouring along must soon arrive. But it is not upon the in so harsh and cumbrous a manner, as to wretched and disgusting instruments of render the perusal a work of positive lamalignant bigotry and faction that our bour. What are we to say of such lines as censure should chiefly fall; they are these? merely the creatures which a wicked and “ We say not 80-e ray, that when 'tis tried corrupt government in church and state, Beyond variety original
Our beings elements to subdivide for centuries back, has contributed to make
Of innate passions, which cor species thrall, them. It is to the political and ecclesias- And to reduce them homogeneously tical tyranny, which deformed the French
Thus to one source, we act erroneously." character, and which still struggles for ex- In spite of this drawback, the substanistence, that we are to trace the ferocious tial merit of these Essays entitles them to crimes with which their history is stained. attention ; and here and there, as particuWith the reform of the constitution, the larly at the close of the first part of the respirit of the people will fast improve, and marks on Pope, the reader will find burts by this process, more powerfully, perhaps, of true poetical enthusiasm, with which he than by express laws, an end will be put to cannot fail to be pleased. crimes which humiliate human nature, and The Excursions of a Spirit, a Vision, make us “ blush to think that we seems to be written with a religious and
sober purpose; and yet it is not easy to sup. Some interesting information will be press a smile in the perusal. The subject found in Notes relating to the Manners is serious enough, being a speculation on and Customs of the Crim Tartars, by the state of the soul after death, with some MARY HOLDERNESS, which are written parts of which we are edified, and with with simplicity and spirit. The author re- many amused. The first act of the disemsided in the Crimea four years, and has bodied soul, is to make a domestic visit to collected in this little work the result of the Peak in Derbyshire, and other curious her observations, from which a competent places in England, not omitting to perch idea may be formed of the habits of the on the summit of St. Paul's. These jourpeople, and the state of the country. The neys are extended till they embrace the volume is ornamented with coloured plates, grand tour of the world, including surreys and forms altogether a pleasing and in- of the North and South Poles, on each of structive publication.
which stands a lofty mountain, totally inWe always find our time well employed accessible to human approach-thus is that
great question at once set at rest. We are Butler's style and arrangement may per-
we notice a curious little work, entitled There is no small share both of interest An Attempt at a Glossary of some words and instruction in the Life of David Hag- used in Cheshire, communicated to the gart, alias John Wilson, &c. written by Society of Antiquaries, by ROGER WILkimself while under sentence of death. BRAHAM, esq. F.R S. and S.A. The preSurely a narrative like this, so completely sent publication, in its separate form, is unveiling the inefficacy of our present sys. enriched with considerable additions, contem of criminal law, is sufficient to open taining a great variety of those peculiar the eyes of those obstinate leg islators who phrases, adages and proverbs, with the imagine that the penalty of blood is the provincial dialect and words, used in only efficacious preventive of crime. The Cheshire and Laocashire, some of which scenes which some of our crowded gaols are very singular and expressive. Their present, and which are foreibly described derivations and resemblances are also by this unfortunate young criminal, are pointed out, as they relate to the old highly disgraceful to a civilized country, French, the Latin, the Teutonic, or the and are, in fact, the cause of more capital Saxon languages. We are thus indebted to crimes than the gallows, even with all its Mr. Wilbraham for much investigation and extraordinary activity, can suppress. The patient research, in compiling from so conviction of this truth had impressed it- many various sources those authorities, self even on the uneducated mind of Hag- derivations, and coincidences, which shew gart. The life is interesting from the air the antiquity, and explain the nature of of truth and sincerity which it displays, our provincial language.
Words formerly though we doubt not that it has received of classical authority, we here find altoconsiderable editorial embellishments. After gether obsolete or in disuse, and from a course of accumulated offences, which others we perceive the progress and flucseem almost too extraordinary to have been tuation of our language in the more du. perpetrated by so young a criminal, and rable nature of the provincial dialects of after a variety of most imminent dangers England. Besides its amusing tendency, and hair-breadth escapes, Haggart, at the we must consider this little work as a cuage of 21, suffered the last penalty of the rious and valuable addition to the philololaw, at Dumfries, for the murder of Morrin, gical labours of Dr. Ash, and those of Ray, the keeper of that gaol.
though not illustrated with the reasoning It is with considerable gratification that and genius of a Horne Tooke. we notice the appearance of Mr. BUTLER'S We think we may venture to speak in Additions to the Historical Memoirs re- terms of approbation of a new descriptive specting the English, Irish, and Scottish poem, entitled A Tour of the Dove, with Catholics, from the Reformation to the Occasional Pieces, by Mr. JohnEDWARDS. present time, in two volumes. The public The river Dove, with its surrounding are already indebted to this gentleman for scenery, which the poet so enthusiastically many laborious and valuable literary works, describes, is situated in the most romantic and the present will be found an important and beautiful part of Derbyshire, whose addition to our stores of church history local attractions and peculiarities are and general biography. Although Mr. drawn with a delicate and masterly hand
which shews the author not to be alto- posed it to be a theological disquisition on gether “unused to the rhyming mood.” the Unitarian doctrines. Such, so far as Beyond the region of descriptive nature, we can understand it, it seems to be, and however, Mr. E. seldom ventures with any one who chooses to consult it in that success, and in the narrative or humorous light, will find it much to the purpose. attempts of which he is sometimes guilty, One passage, indeed, particularly struck we think he often falls even below medio- us as presenting an excellent mode of crity. Where pure "description holds the arguing questions of divinity. It is a conplace of sense,' the author should give free trast betwen the Catholic faith and the play to purely rural and imaginative feel. Bible, in wbich the latter is placed in opings, uninterrupted by cold reasoning and position to what the author deems a coninquiries into natural philosophy. It is flicting doctrine of the church, and the this which renders our Darwinian poetry reader is left to reconcile them as well as comparatively tame and insipid. Research he can-a very fair way of debating the into the causes of things is far from being question, which we would recommend to the true object of poetry, and we do not more general use. quite approve of Mr. E.'s opening bis We were prepared to expect something poem with an apostrophe to the elements, interesting in the recent publication of more particularly that of water, before he Faustus, from the German of Goetheventures upon a description of the river. « Goethe's Faustus !” we said to Though not very bold or original, the selves, “ he must be a bold man who has poetry of Mr. E. is often picturesque and ventured to translate this most origioal, pleasing, with very happy rural and local most untranslateable of the products of imagery.
human genius,” On inspecting the book, We know not whether Rosario, a Tale, however, our commiseration for the tranby NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, be truly at slator's labours was greatly diminished. tributed to the deceased Emperor, or not; Its title is manifestly an unfair one, unless nor is the question of much importance, as accompanied with some sort of careat the story is not calculated to excite any emptor. At best it purports to be only an interest, and its mediocrity can reflect analysis of the plot, interlarded with exneither discredit nor praise upon the au. tracts; and in reality it turns out to be thor. It is possible that Bonaparte may, nothing more than the usual quantity of as stated in the introduction, have narrated letter-press, got up for Moses's copies of the outline of such a tale for the amuse- Retsch's exquisite outlines, and then turnment of his private circle; and if that were ed into an octavo form to run the chance of the case, we have no doubt that the reci. a separate sale either to those whom the tal was as entertaining as the present imi. title and the price would naturally enough tation is crude and dull. But in fact our lead to suppose they were sending for the scepticism inclines us to exonerate Napo- whole play, or to those, who having peneleon from any share whatever in this post. trated that disguise, would be caugbt with humous publication; in which the title the next plea that the publication is not page would insinuate that he has an actual merely “a book of reference and explanainterest, it being somewhat comically tion for the use of the purchasers of the stated therein that it is printed for the au- plates,” but is also to“ possess some thor-it may be so, but then the author is claims to interest as an independent pubnot Napoleon Bonaparte.
lication.” We venture to affirm tbat it has The Rambles of My Uncle is a pleasing none whatever beyond its primary object, little work, in the manner of Sterne, which and that the arranger would have better makes no pretensions to superior ability, discharged bis duty by marring no more of but appeals, not unsuccessfully, to the the beautiful and sublime original than kinder feelings of the heart. It records the was absolutely necessary to make the desultory rambles of a poor curate, and plates intelligible. Why will persons, the various scenes and characters which whose capacity extends only to doing a pass before him, with a great deal of sim- . foreign author into literal English, fancy plicity and some effect. From many allu. themselves qualified to feel and transfer sions to facts and persons, it appears, thoughts, which the greatest masters of though recently published, to have been language and poetry would avow theniwritten many years ago. It is not without selves incompetent adequately to express ? some discreditable deficiencies in grammar We know, perhaps, but one individual in which could hardly have been committed Europe who would be likely to succeed in by a member of the profession to which the giving a new dress to the profound thought author is represented to belong.
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