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consumption of meat will, in that case, be more confonant to experiments made in a smaller circle.

In other respects, this is an useful guide, and may be service. able, from its being written in both languages, to visitors from the neighbouring continent. A Journey from Birmingham to London. By W. Hutton, F.S. A.

25. 6d. Baldwin. In our fifty-second volume, we gave an account of this author's History of Birmingham. That work is distinguished by a peculiar humour and good-natured pleasantry; but in this, the lively fallies are less natural, and the wit is often falle, • Currit in extremum ridendus :'--Pew know where to stop.

In fact, though this is called a Journey, the greater part of the volume consists of a description of London, and the more remarkable objects in this metropolis. We shall select a favourable specimen of our author's reflections: they arise from a fight of the Foundling Hospital,

• One cannot survey this vast collection of neglected fruits of unlawful love, without feeling for them, nore than they can feel for themselves. Cut off from past generations, they stand the firit of their line. They are founders of families. Each depends upon his own merit. They give instruction to their children, who have received none from their parents. They cannot, by ill-conduct, disgrace thein The deeds of their fathers are that out from the ears of their offspring. No family action is rehearsed by their sober fire. The son rises not up in judgment against his father. They are strangers to a mother's tender clafp; they know not a brother's love. We view the little urchins with pity, because they have no friends to pity them. They long for no man's death; they expect no man's wealth ; they have no estate in reversion, no sable clothes to wear, no funeral tears to fall. It is as dificult to keep money in this place, as to acquire it in others.

• It is here alone the pride of family never enters; one general level reigns through the whole. They seem as happy as those who are surrounded by relations. Having only themselves to depend on, they, perhaps, will be more fortunate than those who depend upon ot

rs. Self is the safest prop. Had not this excellent inititution been adopted, some of this infant race, who may become future benefits, perhaps would not now have exilted; it is, therefore, the preventer of guilt.'

We must also, in our own justification, add another specie men, but it shall not be of the worit kind.

• The (churches) may be said to be closely attended; for whenever we find one, we find it pent up by the houses, as if with design to squeeze it into a narrower compass. In some parts of London, particularly at the weit end of the town, they are thinly scattered; but, perhaps, they are as numerous as

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necessary. Within, they are not quite so much attended as in Birmingham. A bishop, with us, would draw an innumerable multitude after him ; but in Londou, I attended divine service, at St. Mary Aldermary, where the bishop of L- preached, almost to an empty church. However, it should be remem. bered, he preached a charity fermon.' Proposals for establi bing, at Sea, a Marine School; or Seminary

for Seamen. 8vo. 15. Dilly. These Proposals are founded on Mr. Hanway's report, and are dictated by sound policy and good fense. If carried into execution with judgment, they may tend to lessen the number of street-robbers and house-breakers, while these depredators will form a strong national bulwark, and contribute to defend their country, instead of living by rapine on its spoils. Universal Stenography; or a new compleat System of Short Writing

By the Rev. W.F. Mavor. Second Edit. 8vo. 55. Harrison.

In our fifty-second volume, page 239, we gave our opinion, in general, on the nature and use of short-hand. We need not now repeat it, but shall confine ourselves to the System before us, which we have examined with some care. however, commend it very warmly. It has advantages over some other plans, of being written with neatness, and looking fair to the eye; but we think these are more than compensated by particular inconveniencies. A rapid writer, for instance, cannot, without trouble, form a circle very different from an oval, since the circles can never be true: it will be more difficult to make a blotted circle, unless it be re-touched with the pen.

The management of the vowels is neither convenient or skilful, and will tend to introduce no little obscurity in reading; we need scarcely repeat, that to read easily, is of at least of equal importance with rapid writing.

These reflections our duty has drawn from us; for we have no particular fyftem to prefer. From the same motive we ought to add, that the introduction, sometimes perhaps too much inflated, contains judicious reflections on the subject; and these led us to form very sanguine expectations of the author's fuccefs: we might have been better satisfied if we had expected less. A General Di&tionary of the English Language. To which are

added, an alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; and a List of the Cities, Towns, Borougbs, and remarkable Villages, in England and Wales. Small 8vo. 35. Peacock.

This work is very neatly and clearly printed ; and, from its size, deserves the title affixed to it. We have looked over it, and see no very particular reason to impeach its accuracy, In a few instances, the author has omitted some necessary distinctions; and in others, the accent is not fixed with proper attention ; or at lealt, without an explanation, may misead; but,




these errors are few, and probably not more numerous than in Dictionaries of a larger size, and greater price. The accents on the foreign words, on the names of heathen deities, &c. are more exact. On the whole, we think this an useful and elegant compilation. Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his marvellous Travels and Came

paigns in Ruffia. Small 8vo. Smith. This is a satirical production, calculated to throw ridicule on the bold assertions of some parliamentary declaimers. If rant may be best foiled at its own weapons, the author's design is not ill-founded; for the marvellous has never been carried to a more whimsical and ludicrous extent.

The Case of Major John Savage. Svo. 25. Nicholls. In this pamphlet, major Savage gives an account of his employment under government, during lord North's administration, in the recruiting service in Germany. He claims a reimbursement of his expences, and a compensation for his services, which, it seems, he never has received. On what account a requisition so reasonable should be denied, we do not know; but humanity induces us to wish, that a case which is represented as so unjust and oppressive, should meet with a fair investigation.

New Annals of Gallantry. 8vo. Randall. A collection from the General Advertiser relative to the unfortunate incident in captain

I's family. It is entirely foreign to the province of criticism, and merits only our fympathy for the captain's domestic unhappiness.


CORRESPONDENCE. IN our review of Mr. Mofs's Medical Survey of Liverpool, we aimed at giving a candid and impartial account; nor at this moment are we aware that we have misunderstood his design, unless there be any not yet hinted at. We cannot follow him through all his animadversions; but shall select those which militate against our conduct. He seems averse to allowing the utility and importance of mechanical afisance,' in measuring the heat or the weight of the air. He has great authorities on his side, and we are not without them on our's. It must not, however, be decided by these, but by experiment; and, as the attention of physicians have been lately directed to this point, we may have an opportunity of enlarging on it.

We might amuse ourselves by one paffage in his Letter, where he says, our bills of mortality take not in the births (which I suppose you mean for deaths) and give only the num. ber of burials. We never knew of any other meaning for bills of MORTALITY, but what we have given. We hope the copperworks are more diftant than the opposite island, otherwise there


may be still danger from infection. The size of the town, and the fluctuating number of inhabitants, can be no objection to a calculation of its population ; and this may be easily made from the number of deaths, though not with the nicest accuracy.

Though we alledged that no circumstances, actually confidered independent of their effects, could explain the falubrity of any place, yet we meant not to cast a damp' on fimilar enquiries. If Mr. Moss will compare the first part of his Letter with the middle, he will find, that he has contended for the position, which he afterwards fears may, when we more clearly explained it, impede medical enquiries.

We cannot enter on the subject of ale, diet, or rheumatisms; as we spoke, on mature consideration, and without the slightest influence, we are not disposed to retract our censure. At the same time, we must allow Mr. Moss both good temper and candour. We regret only that, at our distance, and in our fituation, it is not easy to enter into a friendly examination of these very doubtful {ubjects, 'on which it is no disgrace to our author that we differ from him. He cannot think it any imputation, that remarks of soʻlittle extent, on subjects of such magnitude, should be necessarily - imperfect.'

WE are obliged to the gentleman who, fearing that we may be too busy, or distrusting our impartiality, hás kindly reviewed his own work. We must beg leave to inform him, that every attempt of this kind we reject with indignation : if it be again repeated, we shall mention the name of the person who appears meanly to fhrink from a fair examination.

OUR · Anonymous' Friend seems a little hypercritical in his language. If we deduct errors, what must remain ? We prefume, merit.

We do not believe Mr. Hume a sophist, who was not him.. self a convert; but we know that he did not aim at making disciples among the forward and ignorant; and that he purposely kept his writings from their view, by the intricacy of some of his disquisitions. The confusion in his definitions, we own, could not be designed for this purpose ; but the errors in these preliminary steps may have misled himself. The attention of such candid correlpondents we shall always consider as a favour, and their approbation as our greatest reward.

WE fully agree with our correspondent who styles himself • Neither a Parson nor a Methodift.' Muft he be either, to countenance profaneness? The play alluded to is, however, the

Critic,' not the School for Scandal."








Bannister's view of the arts and sci.
BELARD to Eloisa, 64 ences,

Account of the fox-glove, 248_Of Barford's (Dr.) confcio ad clerum, 155
Lunardi's fecond aerial voyage, 319 Beasts and cattle, confiderations on the
As of the chancellor of the exche- nature and oeconomy of,
quer, tenth chapter of the, 382 Bees (the), lion, affes, &c.

Adams' lectiones selectæ, 80 Belknap's history of New Hampshire,
Address to the king and people of Ire-

vol. I.
land, 76–To the loyal part of the Bellamy (Mrs.) apology for the life of,
British empire, 300--To farmers in vol. VI. 239-Memoirs of, 397
relation to the payment of tithes, Benevolence, practical, 79--Of the Dei-
320-To the tockholders,

ty considered,

Adventures of Alonzo, 74~Of a pin- Bibliotheca topographica Britannica,

cushion, 79-Of Teicmachus, 147– No. XX. 225-No. XXI-XXV.
Of six princesses of Babylon, 221–

Of a flea, 318_Of George Mait- Binns (Wm.), esq. fermon on the
land, efq.

death of,

Seronaut, the female,

313. Birds, general synopsis of, vol. III. 256
Aerostatic fpy, the, 234 - Machines, Black’s vale of innocence,
treatise on,

319 Blizard's desultory reflections on po-
Æsopiad, the,

392 lice,
Africans, case of the oppressed, 18 Boethius's consolation of philosophy,
Agriculture, esay on,

Aikin's (Dr.) manual of the materia Book (the) of seven chapters, 127
267 Booker's poems,

Air (fixed), remarkable effects of, 236 Bofwell's journal of a tour to the thes
Amant malade,

396 brides, 337-Remarks on, 473
Amusements, rational,

143 Botany, letters on the elements of, 109
Analysis of the political history of In- Bray's sketch of a tour into Derby-
361 fhire, &c.

Anecdotes of the golden vale, 199 Brijlol's (bp. of) fermon before the
Animal heat, essay on,
97 lords,

Annals of gallantry,


stranger, narrative of facts re-
Annotations on the trial of Mrs. Er- lating to the,


400 Brilain, the muse of,
Annual register, for 1784, 372 British rights asserted,

answer to Ramsay's effays on the Brown's reftitution of all things, 396

treatment of African flaves, 436 Bull (John), fragment of the history
Antimonial preparations, observations of,

464 Burke's (Mr.) speech,

Apologia secunda,
228 Buti's Isaiah versified,

Apology for the life of George Anne

Bellamy, vol. IV.

239 Campbell's (Dr.) observations on the
Appearance is against them,


Archeologi, vol. VII.

177,276 Candid review of Mr. Pitt's twenty
Arts, enquiry into the fine, 10-And resolutions,

sciences, view of the, 263 Cartwright's (Mrs.) duped guardian,
As you like it,

Ashburton's (lord) epistle to Mr. Pitt, Case of the oppressed Africans, 73
67 Cervantes, life of,

Attempt towards an improved version, Chapple’s review of Risdon's survey
&c. of the minor prophets, 113 of Devon,


Character of the late lord viscount
Babylon, adventures of fix princesses Sackville,

of, 221–Oracle concerning, 314. Chauncy’s (Dr.) benevolence of the
Balaruc, treatise on the waters of, deity considered, 28y-Five differ-

265 tations on the scripture account of
Balfour's (Dr.) treatise on the influ-

the fall,

ence of the moon in fevers, 287 Chelterham waters, enquiry into the
Balloon (air), excursions in an, 234 nature of,

VOL. LX. Dec. 1785.





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