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laudable example, we suppose, Dr. Rowley had in view, when he informs his reader, in the introduction to this Essay, that he has taken a Master's degree, fine gratia, at Oxford, -that he is a member of the royal college of Physicians in London ; that he received a most regular education in this great city, attending its hospitals, &c. &c.; that he was in his majesty's service from 1760 to 1764; that he had opportunities of seeing Belleisle, Barbadoes, Guadaloupe, Martinico, Havannah, and Jamaica; to which lift the doctor adds his usual &c. That, returning from the war, he attended the pradlice of St. Thomas's, and the other London Hospitals, anatomical lectures, diffections, and midwifery; that he visited Leyden and Paris observed the practice of l'Hotel Dieu, la Charité, l'Hotel des Invalids, &c. That he was an Auditor at all the public lectures on anatomy, surgery, midwifery, botany, chemistry, &c. in that famous city; that on his return from these speculative and practical studies, he fixed his residence in this great metropolis, practising firft in surgery and midwifery, and afterward solely as a physician, hav, ing obtained a medical degree from a university in Scotland.
With these, and many more et ceteras, which we have omitted in the above abridgment, he says, “I was determined to render what medical knowledge I pofleffed useful to society'; and in taking on himself the office of being non femper auditor, he hath severely lashed the ignorance of some of our best medical writers.
The Case which Dr. Rowley relates, was doubtless a bad one; and it was successfully cured. The novelty of the doctor's practice may probably appear greater to himself than to as: in many places he is as ample in its praise, as he is liberal in his encomiums on himfelf; and he loses no opportunity of loading the present general mode of practice, and its followers, with unmerited reproach.
T'he doctor has added a brief account of a new species of acute madness, which, he says, has lately prevailed; but he has not told his readers where. We suppose not in the great city, for had it fixed its residence there, we should, no doubt, have heard more of it.Ro Art. 24. A concise Account of a new Chymical Medicine, entitled
Spiritus Æthereus Anodynus, or Anodyne Achereal Spirit; containing a Relation of its very extraordinary Effects, &c. &c. The second Edition. By William Tickell. 8vo. pp. 380. Price
Bath printed, and sold by Wallis, &c. London. The general account which we gave of the first edition of this work, will be found in the Review for Dec. 1787, p. 497.
This second edition contains fome farther cases of the efficacy of the æther, which, when properly prepared, and judiciously administered, is doubtless a very valuable medicine. We here meet, also, with a considerable detail of personal altercation between the author, and an eminent medical character ac Bath; on which we beg to be excused from beftowing any great share of our attention. For the rest, as we have no doubt of the actual meric of Mr. Tickell's preparation of æther, we cannot honeftly refuse it this acknowlege
55. sewed. 1788.
SUNDAY SCHOOL S.
blished in the City of Bath; with Remarks, by a Gentleman of
It is with pleasure that we view the rapid progress of the Sundayfchool Institutions, in almoft every part of the kingdom. At Bath, as well as in some other populous places, these truly beneficent undertakings, we find, are carried on with great success, indeed, under the care of persons who have set a moft laudable example, to those who happily enjoy the requisite affluence, and leisure, for such public-spirited and charitable avocations.—The particulars here re. cited, have afforded us peculiar satisfaction, and, we may add, entertainment ;-for what can yield more delight to the humane and Tefleding mind, than the accumulation of such invaluable benefits, for the rising generation, as will, probably, extend their happy inAuence to the remotest ages of the world; and throw that additional weight into the scale of religion and morality, which may do much toward determining a lasting balance in favour of the best and most important interests of mankind ?
The common objections that have been made to Sunday schools,
L a w.
Chancery, from 1689 to 1722, second Edition, with Notes and
This collection of reports is held in great esteem by the Profession. The cases in it, down to 1708, are said to have been taken by Mr. Pooley, and the remainder by Mr. Robins. The present edition is well executed; it contains some good notes, and a regular series of pseful references.
rised and digested in a Manner wholly new; interspersed with a
Almoft the whole of Mr. Mitford's Treatise (First Edition) is copied verbatim into this work.
DO We must not forget to mention, that in this tract we have a very satisfactory account of the design and progress of the Bath School of Indufiry, in which the children are taught employments that will enable them to earn their subfiftence.
Art. 28. A Treatise on the Pleadings in Suits in the Court of Chancery
by English Bill. By John Micford, Esq. the second Edition. 8vo. 7s. 68. sewed. Owen. 1787.
An excellent elementary treatise. But-r. Art. 29. Office of Sheriff; hewing its History and Antiquity, the
Manner of appointing the High Sheriff, his Under Sheriff and Deputies, together with the respective Powers and Duties; to which is added the Mode of electing Coroners. By John Impey. 8vo.
gs. bound. Whieldon. 1786. A very useful compilation for persons interested in this part of our law.
Do Art. 30. Crown Circuit Allifant; being a Collection of Precedents
of Indictments, Informations, Convictions by Justices, Inquisitions, Pleas, and other Entries in criminal and penal Proceedings; together with an alphabetical Table to the Statutes relating to Felony, brought down to the 24 Geo. III. By Thomas Dogerty. Svo. gs. Uriel. 1787. An useful companion on the circuit.
DO Art. 31. Ofice, Powers, and Jurisdi&tion of his Majesty's Juftices of
the Peace, and Commisioners of Supply. in Four Books. By Robert Boyd, LL. D.
2 Vols. 4to.
il. 11s. 6d. Boards. Morray. 1787.
This work relates to the law of Scotland, where, we understand, it is highly esteemed.
DO Art. 32. Repertorium Juridicum. A general Index to the Cases
and Pleadings in Law and Equity contained in all the Reports, Year-books, &c. hitherto published. By T. E. Tomlins, of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law. Folio. 21. 155. 60. Boards. Uriel, &c. 1786.
About forty years since, the old Repertorium Juridicum, was published, and, from its utility, acquired a considerable portion of reputation. In the preface to the present work, Mr. Tomlins informs us that since that time, cases to the amount of 25,000 in num-' ber have been published, which made a new edition, with the addi. tion of the fublequent cases, absolutely necessary. Mr. Tomlins has executed this talk, in the performance now before us.
He has corrected the errors of the former work, and inserted the cases subsequent to it.
DO Art. 33. Succin& Review of the History of Mortmain: the Statutes
relative to charitable Utes, and a full Exposition of the last Mortmain A&, 9 Geo. II. c. 36. comprising the Law as it now stands, relative to Devises and Bequests, Taxes, Leases, Visitation, and Direction of public Charities. By A. Highmore. 8vo. 4s. Boards. Whieldon. 1787.
The reader will find in this work much general matter, and some useful information.
Ufury, with adjudged Cases. By J. Johnton. ģvo.
Art. 35. Compendious Digest of the Statute Law, comprising the
Substance and Effect of all the public Acts of Parliament now in force, from Magna Charta to 27 Geo. III. ; to which is added a copious Index. By J. W. Williams. 8vo, 125, 6d. Kearsley. 1787.-Supplement to ditto. 6d. 1788.
This work will be acceptable to persons to whom digests of this nature are useful.
1: Art. 36. A full, clear, and familiar Explanation of the Law concern
ing Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, and the Evidence on a Trial by Jury relative thereto; with a Description of Bank Notes, and the Privilege of Attornies. By Peter Lovelafs, of the Inner Temple, Gent 8vo. 35. sewed. Uriel, &c. 1789.
Mr. Lovelass has here given us an accurate and comprehensive digest of the law relative to bills of exchange, and to the circumAtances usually attending their negociation, &c. It cannot fail, therefore, of being useful both to profesional and to commercial men; but, before the author prints a second edition, he would do well to obtain somewhat more information concerning the customs of merchants respecting bills, which are more numerous, and probably more important, than he seems to have imagined. Sha-p.*
MISCELLANEOUS. Art. 37. Appel au Bon Sens, &c. i. e. An Appeal to good Sense, in
which M. de la Tour submits to that infallible Judge, the Details of his Conduct relative to an Affair that has made some Noise in the World. 8vo. 31 Pages. is, 6d. Kearsley. 1789.
M. de la Tour, who is concerned in the Courier de l'Europe, and another periodical paper called l’Afile, gives an account of his acquaintance with M. de Calonne, in consequence of these publications; and informs us that being at M. de Calonne's house one morning, according to custom, for the purpose of obtaining, for his paper, the latest accounts from France, he law, in the Morning Post of that day, an advertisement of the intended publication of Madame de la Motte's Memoirs. M. de Calonne, on hearing this advertisement read to him, said he would do any thing to hinder their publication. He accepted the offer of M. de la Tour to go to M. and Madame de la Motte, and bargain with them for the manuscript. The sum which the latter demanded was sixteen hundred thousand livres* [66,6661. 135.4d, fterling), the value of her poffeflions which had been seized when she was made prisoner in France. M. de Calonne did not think the demand at all exorbitant, gave M. de la Four power to treat with them, and authorised him to promise that fum ; he also ordered his banker (Sir Robert Herries) to write to Madame de la Motte, informing her that he (the Banker) had a large sum + at the disposal of M. de la Tour, as soon as the manuScript should be delivered into his hands. Depending on the banker's fignature, and M. de la Tour's promises, the gave up the papers.
* Here seems to be a great mistake. The Countess de la Morte ftates her lofs (in her publications hereafter mentioned) at only one. fourth of that sum. + This large sum appears to have been 25001, Į
* Mr. Rione, Sharpe, of
M. de Calonne made several excuses to M. de la Tour for non-pay. ment, who, on his part, .was under the neceflity of making also exéuses to M. and Madame de la Motte. Several letters were written to France, enquiring what was to be done with these papers. Waiting for answers, M. de Calonne read over the manuscript, and, with M. de la Tour, corrected the style. An answer at last arrived that such memoirs only merited contempt.'
M. de la Tour, not having received from the ex-minifter the 25ool, fterling which he had promiled him, for his trouble during a negotiation which lasted 14 months, has instituted a suit in Chancery.
Such is the outline of M. de la Tour's statement of the case. Near the conclusion he says, ' It is evident, as the event has shewn, that M. de Calonne, when he employed me in this deplorable bufiness, had made the following calculation :
• If I shall be able to intimidate the Queen, I may be recalled to the ministry; or, at least, I may regain my blue ribbon : in that case, I fall pay M. de la Tour the 25001, which I have promised him ; but if I should not succeed, I will not pay him a shilling, and will revenge myself by provoking Madame de la Motte to publish the Memoirs herseifi'
R...... m. Art. 38. An Address to the Public, explaining the Motives which have
hitherto delayed the Publication of the Memoirs of the Countess de Valois de la Motte; which contains a Justification of her Conduct; and exposing the various Artifices which have been used for their Suppression. 8vo. pp. 45. 23. 6d. Ridgway. 1789.
The Countels de la Motte complains, with much earnestness and poignancy, of the loss of many months time since her arrival in England, during which she was prevented from publishing her Yufificatory Memoirs : a delay which the apprehends, and, no doubt, wich good reason, to have been very prejudicial io her interests.
Immediately on her arrival in England, after she had escaped from her imprisonment in France, the Counters had determined to lay her extraordinary case before the Public; and her advertisements, announcing this design, attracting the notice of M. de Calonne, that ex-minister entered into a negociation with her and her husband, the Count de la Morte, for the purchase of her papers, in order, by preventing the publication, to render an acceptable service to the o. of F. The event of this treaty, of which ail the various stages and circumstances are here minutely related, proved very unfortunate to the distressed authoress. A large sum, not less than 16,000 l. sterling, was to have been the confideration, as mentioned, though not accusately, in the preceding article; but it does not appear that more than 120 guineas were received, although the work was given up. A copy, however, having been kept, the publication has fince taken place : See the fucceeding article.
The smaller tract, now before us, is to be considered as the har. binger of, or introduction to the Memoirs. In both, the character of M. de Calonne is treated with great freedom and asperity; and perhaps, by this time, that gentleman is convinced, that to fall into the hands of an exasperated female, who apprehends herself to have been ill treated, and who knows how to use her pen, is no trivial disaster to him who wishes to pofless the good opinion of mankind. 10