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him in bodily fear, and compelled him to caft himself on the prom tection of the Court for safety, as well as his friend Capt. BASE-LYE, upon whose friendly evidence he had much dependance. Sometimes you knit your natural brow into a terrific frown of the most menacing meaning, to the great confusion and scandal of the steady Sir Hugh Palliser, insomuch ghat many beholders took his honour the Vice of the Blue, to be the prisoner, and you, Sir, the real prisoner, to be the Profecutor.'

In this merry performance the laugh is not raised wholly at the expence of Sir H. P. and his friends or Capt. Base-lye,” and “ Capt. Woody." The lawyers, whom the Author has chosen to employ as pleaders on this occation, come ip for a share of the fatire: espea cially the Counsellors Weatherçuck and Phthifi. The Hems! Humphs! and Ho-O! O's of the latter, are so drolly and aptly interspersed, as to produce a very laughable effect. Art. 38. The Case of William Brereton, Esq; late Commander of

his Majesty's Ship Duke. To which is added, an Appendix; containing a Correspondence between the Earl of Sandwich and Capt: Brereton ; Minutes of two Courts Martial ; a Report from the Lords of the Admiralty; an Order of his Majelty in Council; and other Papers. 4to. 3.s. 6 d. Robson.

From the facts tlated by Capt. Brereton, several circumstances of hardship appear in his case ; several material irregularities in the mode of proceeding against him, that may dispose an a:tentive reader to entertain doubts, which all the depositions in support of the verbal charge infinuated againft him, will not thoroughly clear up. Thus much may be said in reference to the gentleman immediately affected, and more-might be added on the danger of establishing precedents that may in future prove injurious to others, , Art. 39. A full Vindication of the Right Honourable General's *

Conduct, against the Attacks of an Anonymous Libeller ; who in a Letier to the Printer of the London Chronicle, Jan. 28, 1779, files himself “ A Friend to Great Britain." By a Friend' co Truth. 8vo. Bew,

This Friend to Truth is one of those friends celebrated in vulgar dialect, for their addrefs in helping a lame dog over a style; and may probably be the fame who Hung the flick. Art. 40. Remarks on an A&t of Parliament, paffed in the 15th

Year of his Majesty's Reign, on the Credit of Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Paliser's loformation; intituled, " An A&t for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on from Great Britain, Ireland, &c. to Newfoundland," &c. For the Repeal or Amendment of which, a Petition from the Merchants concerned, has this Sessions been presented to the House of Commons. To which is annexed, an authentic and complete State of the Fishery in 1771, &c. By William Auguftus Miles, 400. 25. H. Payne.

Charges Sir Hugh Pallifer, who commanded fome years on the Newfoundland itation, and was of course consulted in framing the ftatute in question, with recommending several oppreffive reltrictions

• General Howe; who is ironically defended, with regard to bis military operations in America. 3

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injurious to the merchants here, and which have proved extremely discouraging to the fishery. Art. 41. A New Dictionary, English and French, and French and

English : Containing the signification of Words with their different Uses; the Terms of Arts, Sciences, and Trades, the Con., structions, Forms of Speech, Idioms, and Proverbs used in both Languages : The whole extracted from the best Writors, By Lewis Chambaud. 410. 2 Vols. I lo 108. Cadel!, &c. 1778.

The first volume of this work, in which the French is placed be. fore the English, has been several years published, but is now reprinted, with many corrections and additions. The second volume is entirely new. It is pot free from defects; but, on the whole, we may pronounce this to be the best English and French Diętionary hitherto published. Art. 42. A Memorial to the Public, in Behalf of the Roman Ca

sbolics of Edinburgh and Glasgow : Containing an Account of the - late Riot against them on the Second and following: Days of Fe.

bruary, 1779. Collected from the public Prints, authentic. Lesters, and Persons of the most respectable Chara&ters, who were Eye Witnesses of the iohuman Scene. Svo. 1S. Coghlan.' 17793

God prorect us all from mob law! from Popish mobs, Protestano mobs, minifterial mobs, or patriotic mobs: those especially which are excited by pious zeal.--It would be to little purpose to endeavour at extenuating the perfecution here complained of, by reminding the sufferers, of like acts of enormity occasionally exercised by men of their professions as the recrimination would be defeated, by'recorcing our Proteflant principles on us; which must indeed cause the blufhes of consciou fnefs to overspread our faces! There is little or no difference between the outrageous zeal of any party. A mob may sometimes have done good ; and a stab intended to kill a man, is reported to have cured him of a desperate internal disorder; yet whether the operator was rewarded or not, he ought to bave re. ceived his fee on a gibbe:. Art. 43. Plan of a new Method for teaching Languages; or, a

new Treatise on the Manner in which Languages, whether living

or dead ones, should be caught. By Mr. Huguenin Da Mitand, • Teacher of the Greek, Lalin, French, and Italian, and of mort

of the European living Tongues. 12mó. Richardson and

Urquhart, &c. - This plan is dedicated to the pedantic, very pedantic, and fuper. Jatively pedantic Me. L, Schoolmaster in Montmartreftreet, next door to a wine-merchant's in Paris.--The dedication is in Latin, French, and English-is followed by a preface-the preface is fol. lowed by an introduction-the introduction by a preambles the preamble by the first and last chapter, all written in French and Eng. lish, and in all of which there is an attempt at humour, but humour pot of the most elegant kind.

The design of the whole, however, is to acquaint the Pablic that, after long revolving the matter in his mind, and endeavouring to fiod out some plan that might throw light upon the numerous and pointelligible rules of most grammars, with their endless train of

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exceptions, and spare to youth the pains he was at himself, he has at last contrived a practical scheme, confifting of little sentences, at first short and eafy, and gradually longer and harder; by which means all grammatical difficulties are effe&tually removed, their roles variouAy illuftrated, and the study of languages 'made fo very easy, that the most difficolt may be learned by persons of the meaneft ca. pacity, by degrees and infenfibly, and in the fame easy way as chil. dren acquire their mother tongue.

In this scheme, we are told, the French tongue is considered as the inftrument by which the others are to be acquired; and though the Author means to extend it to more languages in time, yet he confines it at present to the Greek and Latin, and the eight capital living languages of Europe, all which he makes more particular profeffion of teaching.

A person who has learned French by this scheme, the Author says, may learn any one of the other nine languages in the space of four or five months; at least, he may learn it fufficiently to be able to understand an easy book, or to carry on a conversation on any common topic in it.-This work, however, wbich, when complete, is not only to be a science of words, but the quintessence (our Author's own words) of true learning by excellence, is neither finished nor ready for publication : it has already cost the Author ten years la bour, and will require at least ten more to perfect it. If he perfects it in twenty, he will be well employed, and may say,--JAMQUE OPUS EXEGI, &c.

Being unwilling to withhold the fruits of; his researches and diso coveries so long from the Public, he intends publishing, by subscription, in less than a year-A French and English practical Grammar, a French and English grammatical, synonimous, and profodical Dictionary, and a Book of Dialogues. Quid dignum tanto Art. 44. 4. Letter to the Guardians of the Poor of Bury St. Edm

mund's in Suffolk, on the great Increase of the Rates for the Main

tenance of the Poor in that Town ; with Hints towards an Inquiry ! into the Causes and Remedy thereof, and Remarks on the Duty of

à Guardian. 8vo. 6d. Rivington. 1778.

The evils here complained of respecting the management of the poor not being confined to the town of Bury St, Edmund's, the Author's remarks, which are sensible and pertinent, merit attention beyond the district for which they were originally intended. Art. 45. Garrick in the Shades; or, a Peep into Elyfium. : A · Farce, never offered to the Managers, &c. - 8vo... I S." Southern.

Traduces the character of Garrick, because Garrick was rich and (according to the Author) avaritious. That he was wealthy, is a fact too notorious to be questioned; but, that he was miserly, is an assertion which we believe to be founded in mistake. We knew him, and we loved him as much for his virtues, as we admired him, for his agreeable talents. In a word, there is more of ill-nature than of wic t or truth in this ungenerous insult on the memory of a man who was the delight of the age in which he lived.

+ We do not, however, mean to say that this piece iş defticute of wit.

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PERSECUTIO,N.? Art. 46. A Narrative of the Origin and Progress of the Proficuction against the Rev. Edward Evanson, late Vicar of Tewkesbary, in

the County and Diocese of Gloucester. By Neaft Havard, Genç Town-Clerk of the Borough of Tewkesbury. 8vo.

Robin fon.: 1778. Art. 47. A Word at parting : Being a few Observations on a mu

tilated Sermon and an Epifle Dedicatory to the worthy Inhabitants of Tewkesbury, &c. lately published by Edward Evanson, M. A. To which are added, the Arguments of Counsel in the Court of DeJegatesc touching Mr. Evanson’s Prosecution. By Nealt

, Havard, Gent. Town-Clerk of the Borough of Tewkesbury. 8vo. 15, Robinson..

Mr. Havard has now found how vexatious and dangerous it is 10 meddle in disputes of this kind. It is true, he was, as appears, une warily involved in it, and as the cause proceeded, he knew not how to withdraw; the passions were engaged, and warmed, and from having been at firft (probably) a moderate man, he becomes a zea: lous partizan,-an orthodox son of the Church.

How strange it is that mankind should require to be so often reminded of this plain truth, that no church, or party, can of themfelves constitute orthodoxy; and stranger still, that Chriftians should forget, that the Bible is the only standard of CHRISTIAN orthodoxy! And is there. not somewbat Mocking in the very mention of a trial for Herefy, in the court of a PROTESTANT Bishop - In Popish courts, indeed, it may not seem wonderful,

The Tewkesbury affair is, however, now determined. If Mi. Evanfon has been, in any measure, imprudent, his opposers have, no doubt, been too warm. - In moft violent disputes, we generally see error enlisted on both sides. 7. But how much is it to be wished that all angry altercation were at least banished the religious world, and that all denominations would make it their especial care and study to promote peace and good neighbourhood, in the cultivation of a Christian temper and practice ; an object infinitely, more important than an exa&t agreement (which is impossible) as to mere mat. ters of belief and opinion, on points concerning which the wiseft and best men, in all ages, and in all countries, have differed. - In this view, it would, we imagine, have been no loss to the Public, if these pamphlets, which few, perhaps, will think it requisite to purchase, had never made their appearance.

NOVELS and MEMO IR S. Art. 48. Coxheath. A Novel. In a Series of Letters. By a

Lady: 12mo. 2 Vols. 6 3. Fielding and Walker. The title of this novel led us to expect, what the relation of the adventures of an encampment in the hands of a master might have produced, wit and satire ; instead of which we meet with nothing but that kind of sentimental narrative, which, though in itself not unpleasant, has been served up in such a variety of ways by the present race of novelists, that we are almost fick of the dish. No wonder,” says Miss in her teens ;- grey-bearded Reviewers are too wise to be sentimental; go, ferch me the novel immediately, I am sure 'tis a good one.”

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Art. 49. The Sylph. A Novel. izmo.

2 Volumes. 55.

Lowndes. This novel has the uncommon merit of some originality in its plan; the story is agreeably related ; and many good moral reflections are suggested in the course of the parrative... Art. 50. Memoirs of Lady Eliza Audley. By Mrs. Cartwright, Author of Letters on Femidle Education, in 2 Vols.

5 S.

fowed.
Richardfon and Urquhart. 1779.
Mrs. Cartwright cannot, with propriety,' style herself the Author
of these Memoirs, since they are a translation from the French. The
original was published about the year 1760. We saw the book when
it first came out, but do not remember the title. We dois however,
recollect a translation of it, which was done by the late Dr. Gold-
smith ; although he did not put his name to it. The ritle of the
Doctor's translation was Memoirs of Lady Harriet Burler*,! Perhaps
Mrs. C. was ignorant of this former translation; when the far down
to the same talk ;-but, however that may have been, he has certa
tainly made too free with the Public, by giving it as her own work.

BOTANY.
Art. 51. A Catalogue of the Plants in the Garden of fohn Black-

burne, Esq; at Orford, Lancashire. Alphabetically arranged, ac-
cording to the Linnæan System. By Adam Neale, Gardener. 8vo,
Warrington. 1779.

Although the present catalogue throws no new light on the science of botany, it merits, however, the notice of all who study this agreeable science. By the means of fuch compilements, the gardens of thofe who delight in the cultivation of rare and curious plantes, are rendered more generally useful: as these publications ferve to print out the places where a scarce or valuable plant máy be found, or where feeds, roots, young plants, &c. may be obtained.

The disposition of Mr. Neale's catalogue is alphabetical, and the names are taken from the Linnæan system, being, as the prefatorý advertisement sets forth, carefully referred to Murray's edition of Linnæus.'

The garden of Mr. Blackburne, at Orford, is fo much celebrated by all true lovers of botany; Both in England' and abroad, that the present catalogue must be very acceptable to those who wiih to furvey this poble, we might fay, this princely colletion. It merits, far- . ther, the attention of the botanist, on account' of the long Atanding of several of the plants;, the collection being one of the oldest in this kingdom :--above all, the great number of curious succulent and bulbous plants, will attract the eye of the connoiffeur.

We can only add our wish, that all the botanical gardeners in Great Britain would follow the example of the venerable owner of the Orford Collection, by publishing similar catalogues of the trea. sures which they have in poffeflion; among which, we should be glad to see laid open to public view, those of Kew-gardens, of Dr. Pitcairn's gardens, of Dr. Fothergill's, and others; dittinguished by the number and rarity of the productions which chey contain. # Vid, Review, vol. xxy: P: 422

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