Tartarum emeticum cum merc. corrof. fub. to the fixteenth part of a grain, diffolved.


Turp. mineral. cum Kerm. mineral.

The modes, in which fuch remedies have been applied are, to prefcribe very small doses, and drink after each fome folution of camphor and nitre, &c.'


Art. 29. Cautions to the Heads of Families, in Three Effays: 1. On

Cyder Wine, prepared in Copper Veffels; with Hints for the
Improvement of Cyder, Perry, and other Fruit Liquors. 2. On
the Poifon of Lead-Method of detecting it in various Liquors,
Foods, Medicines, Cofmetics, &c.
Cure. 3. On the Poifon of Copper-how it may be discovered,
With general Indications of
though in very minute Quantity-Method of Care. By A. Fo-
thergill, M. D. F. R. S Member of the Royal College of Phy-
ficians, London, and of the Medical Societies of London, Edin-
burgh, and Paris. 8vo. pp. 95.
Dilly, London.
1s. 6d. Cruttwell, Bath;

Thefe ufeful effays have already appeared in the 5th volume of Papers by the Bath Society. We recommend the perufal of them to the heads of families, to whom they are properly addreffed, as enabling them to guard against pernicious impregnations of lead, copper, &c. in the common articles of diet.


Art. 30. The New Family Herbal; or, Domestic Phyfician; enu-
merating with accurate Defcriptions all the known Vegetables
which are any way remarkable for Medical Efficacy; with an
Account of their Virtues in the feveral Difeafes incident to the
Human Frame. Illuftrated with Figures of the most remarkable
Plants, accurately delineated and engraved. By William Mey-
rick, Surgeon. 8vo.
loured Copies at double Price. Pearfon, Birmingham; Baldwin,
pp. 498. 14 Plates. 75. Boards. Co-
London, 1790.

We can recommend this Herbal as an ufeful book; as it appears to be fufficiently accurate and comprehenfive for the purpofes for which it is intended. Mr. Meyrick very wifely rejects thofe numerous and incredible accounts, given by moft writers, of the virtues of different vegetables; accounts fo contradictory and abfurd, that they never fail to remind us of one of honeft old Dr. Baynard's ftories, which he whimfically introduces in his letter to Sir John Floyer, on cold baths. "I remember, (fays the worthy Doctor,) when I was at Leyden in Holland, not much fhort of forty years fince, walking in the phyfic garden, a Scotch gentleman, a fludent there, afked the profeffor, Francifcus De la Boe Sylvius, What Abfinthium marinum was good for? The profeffor fmilingly asked him, What countryman he was? He anfwered, Scoto Britannus. He afked him, If, in their metropolis, Edinburgh, they had not fuch a punishment as the boot, to extort confeffion from the ftubborn criminals? He answered, Yes. Why then, quoth Sylvius, take this plant in his luxuriant feafon, root and branch, and clap him into the boot, and fqueeze it hard, for without it confeffes, I doubt neither thee nor I fhall ever know what his virtues are.'




To prevent mistakes from the inaccuracy which prevails among the common English names of plants, the author has added the Latin generic and trivial names of Linné. He has been sparing in the ufe of fcientific terms, and has explained fuch as he has been obliged to adopt. In an appendix, he has given useful directions for gathering and preferving all kinds of roots, herbs, flowers, and feeds; with the methods of preparing diftilled waters, conferves, fyrups, pills, tinctures, ointments, and other neceffary forms of medicine. A table of diseases is added, with references to those remedies commonly employed in their cure.

0. Art. 31. The Ufe and Abufe of Sea Water, impartially confidered and exemplified in feveral Cafes and Remarks: with many neceffary Hints and Cautions to those who bathe in and drink it. Including the most approved Means for preventing the dreadful Ef fects of the Bite of mad Animals. Third Edition, with Additions. By Robert White, M. D. 8vo. pp. 76. is. 6d. Richard, fon. 1791.

The perufal of this pamphlet may perhaps be of fome ufe to invalids, who indifcriminately ufe fea water in all complaints. The work will, however, attain its greatest pitch of utility, if it should induce the reader, in cafes of importance, to fubmit to the decifion of fome skilful phyfician. For our account of the first edition, see Review, vol. liii. p. 247. 0. Art. 32. The Anatomical Inftru∨ or an Illuftration of the madern and most approved Methods of preparing and preferving the different parts of the Human Body, and of Quadrupeds, by Injection, Corrofion, Maceration, Diftention, Articulation, Modelling, &c. With a Variety of Copper-plates. By Thomas Pole, Member of the Corporation of Surgeons in London. Svo. PP: 304. 10s. 6d. Boards. Darton and Co. 1790.

It is evident from the title of this work, that Mr. Pole aspires to no higher honour than that of inftructing medical students in the art of making anatomical preparations. We have examined his directions on this fubject, and, on the whole, can recommend them as being useful and plain. In a long introductory differtation, confifting of 80 pages, Mr. Pole treats of the utility of anatomical knowlege, and points out what he thinks the best methods of attaining it. 0.

Art. 5. The Inftruments of Medicine; or, the Philofophical Digeft and Practice of Phyfic. By George Hoggart Toulmin, M.D. Svo. pp. 265. 5s. Boards. Johnton.

In an introduction to this work, Dr. Toulmin laments that the practice of phyfic fhould be involved in obfcurity, from the deviation from fimplicity, and from the fondness for whatever is complex and unintelligible, fo obfervable in the profeffors of the medical art. He profeffes, however, not to enter into a confideration of the theoretical part of the fcience, referring his readers, for all that is requifite to be known on that fubject, to the Elementa Medicina of the late Dr. Brown; whofe character our author holds in great veneration.


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Dr. T. has given a flight hiftory of the principal difeafes, and has fubjoined prefcriptions adapted to their feveral natures. histories are generally exact, and the remedies are judicious.




Art. 34. The New Pocket Dictionary of the French and English Lan-
In two Parts, I. French and English;-II. English and
French. By Thomas Nugent, LL. D. The Sixth Edition, care-
fully revised and corrected, by J. S. Charrier, French Master to
the Royal Academy, Portsmouth. Small Quarto. 4. bound.
Dilly. 1791.

Our account of the fecond edition of this very useful portable
dictionary, may be feen in the fiftieth vol. of the M. Rev. p. 68. ;
to which we now refer for particulars that we may, on this occa-
fion, fpare ourselves the trouble of repeating.-The uncommon
fuccefs which this abridgment of the greater dictionaries has expe-
rienced, is evident from the number of impreffions that have been
already demanded. To the prefent edition is annexed the follow-
ing poftfcript to the editor's preliminary advertisement:

Few books have been more affiduously improved in fucceeding editions, than this dictionary. So numerous are the additions, that there is danger left it should no longer continue to be a pocket dictionary. Its fmall fize was, however, a great recommendation ; and to preferve it in that fize, it is now fo contrived, that the fupplement may be fubjoined or omitted, at the option of the purchafer. As the fupplement chiefly concerns thofe who are in the navy and army, it may be entirely omitted by others who are not in that line, and who wish to avoid whatever fwells the volume with extraneous matter, not effentially neceffary to bind up with the dictionary, though ufeful to officers, &c. The Supplement may be had in a separate state.

The reader will, of courfe, advert to one great improvement in this edition, the introduction of many phrafes which are very ufeful, but which never appeared in any preceding edition,'

Art. 35. Sententiæ & Hiftoriæ, hinc & inde excerptæ. Quibus fubji-
ciuntur thefes quædam & verfus, in ufum tironum. 12mo. pp. 42.
1s. Bound. Dilly. 1792.


This little work appears very well adapted for the use of boys
who are beginning to apply the rules of Latin grammar.
Art. 36. Excerpta Hiftorica ex C. Julio Cafare, T. Livie Patavino,
&C. Cornelio Tacito. In ufum fcholarum. 12mo. pp. 428. 38.
fewed. Dilly. 1790.

Thefe extracts appear to be judiciously selected, and the readings carefully regulated.


Art. 37. A Summary of Geography; and Claffical Geography: being

the Second Part of a Summary of Geography, ancient and mo-
dern. For the Ufe of the lower Claffes of a School near Town.
Small 8vo. 2 Vols. 4s. bound. Dilly. 1791.

These two volumes form a judicious abridgment of ancient and modern geography, properly adapted for the ufe of the lower claffes

in fchools, as the title page fairly fets forth, without oftentation of parade.



Art. 38. Monody to the Memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds, late Prefi dent of the Royal Academy, &c. &c. &c. By Mrs. Mary Robinfon. 4to. Is. 6d. Bell. 1792.

Another poetic tear bedewing the hearfe of Sir Joshua *.- Mrs. Robinson has already obtained from us a wreath of laurel; and we feel a pleasure in being now able to enrich the garland by an added tribute of commendation. The Monody before us deferves and meets with our fincerest praife. The poetry is good, the numbers are pleafingly harmonious, and the apparent heart-felt affection, which animates the diction, impreffes the reader's mind with the most agreeable fenfations. We were alfo gratified with reflecting, that the praife here beftowed by the Mufe on her fifter art is not merely poetical. Mrs. R. very happily and very justly describes the Painter's excellence, in the following lines:

Tafte, feeling, character, his pencil knew,

And Truth acknowledg'd e'en what Fancy drew.'

In p. 11. addreffing herfelf to her Mufe, fhe illuftrates, in very
beautiful imagery, the infufficiency of her poetic efforts to add to
the luftre of fo diftinguished and fplendid a genius, and difcrimi-
nates between the value of the poet's and the public's praise :
⚫ Canft thou with brighter tints adorn the rofe,
Where Nature's vivid blush divinely glows?

Say, can't thou add one ray to Heav'n's own light;
Or give to Alpine fnows a purer white?
Canft thou increafe the diamond's burning glow,
Or to the flower a richer fcent beftow?
Say, canft thou fnatch by fympathy fublime,
One kindred bofom from the grafp of TIME?
AH, NO! then bind with cypress boughs thy lyre,
More be its chords, and quench'd its facred fire;
For dimly gleam the POET's votive lays,

Midft the vast fplendours of a NATION'S PRAISE !'
The graces of pathetic verfe' feem, in this Monody, to be affem-
bled round the tomb of BRITAIN'S RAFFAELLE; and the invoca-
tion to Sir Joshua's pupils to protect his fame, founded on an enu-
meration of those feveral virtues which are urged as obligations to
this protection, forms a pathetic and beautiful conclufion to the
poem :

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Who living own'd the virtues of his heart,
Who mark'd the rising glories of his art,
STILL GUARD HIS FAME! and when, as foon ye must,
Like him ye mourn, fade to your native duft,

May the fond MUSE, to WORTH and GENIUS true,


We have fo often met with as foon ye must rhiming to duft, on tomb-flones, that the phrafe ftrikes us as too common and vulgar for an elegant poem. Confidering the attention which Mrs. R. has paid to her rhimes, we were furprized to obferve, in p. 8, charm used as a rhime to form. The too frequent repetition of the word glow, in fo fhort a poem, likewife difpleafed us: ⚫ Canvas glows' • Bofoms proudly glow.' Beauties glow.' Nature's blush glows." Diamonds glow.'

It has been remarked, that critical commendation generally has a fting in its tail. The defects here pointed out are of fo trivial a nature, that the conclufion of this article cannot be felt by the fair author as a fting. On Mrs. R. we are perfuaded, the hint of friendly criticifm will produce no unpleasant fenfation, nor will it be thrown away.

Art. 39. L'Avocat du Diable: The Devil's Advocate; or SATAN
verfus PICTOR. 4tc.
15. Johnson.

PP. 19.

A humourous parody on fome proceedings in the caufe, Lord Lagainft P. Pindar; who had, in the exuberance of his imagination, liken'd his LDarkness takes offence at the comparifon; the caufe is brought into p. to Lucifer. Here the Prince of the court of Uncommon Pleas; and thus the counfel for his infernal highness fets forth his client's complaint against the brotherartists, the painter and the poet :

But limners, 'bove all the calumnious race,
Are ever distorting his figure and face.
With ev'ry thing ugly his likeness they load;
He's fometimes a cormorant, fometimes a toad.
Here, a fire-fpouting dragon, he rides on the air!
A forky-tongu'd fnake, on the ground, he crawls, there!
Ev'n then when, to answer fome fanciful plan,
They let him appear in the form of a man;
So droll, or fo dreadful a figure they make him,
That none of his friends for the DEVIL can take him.
He's now a Mulatto, in colour and shape;
And now has the hair, and the foout of an ape.
This day, he appears with the horns of an ox;
The next, with the tail of a monkey or fox:
His limbs are mishapen; his feet are but paws;
And his hands, 'tead of fingers, are furoifh'd with claws F

Yet all this, I fay, he has patiently borne,
And treated his fland'rers with infinite fcorn:

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