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We shall not enlarge on the numerous errata that appear in almost every page; they are partly typographical, but it is pollible that many of them are errors of the writer. Thus, phænomena, occurs frequently, especially at p.iv. and v. of vol. i.; dizerned, neugatory, coalecing, Nephritis, may be seen at p. 181. 224. 226. 229 of vol. ii. His style is remarkably uncouth; and a number of ftrange words are introduced. Expulsed is used for expelled, p. 43. vol. i. and perspiratible, in p. 119, for perspirable; with many others of a similar kind, beside such as are totally unintelligible, as colicanodyne, p. 220. vol. ii.
We shall conclude with an humble hint to the defenders of the Brunonian doctrine: A weak cause requires a strong advocate; but we have not observed that any very powerful champion hath yet entered the lists in favour of the opinions maintained by the late Dr. Brown.
mon Pleas, in Michaelmas Term, 1788, and Hilary Term, 1789;
To refer to what we said, relative to the first Part, in our Review for April laft, p. 360, may fuffice for the prefent article.
Company of the Bank of England. 8vo. 2s. 6d. Bell. 1788.
This is a handsome new edition of a valuable old publication, that has stood the test of repeated examinations, by accurate Reviewers, possessed of far more fubftantial qualifications than are often to be found at our board.
To the Charter are added the Bye-laws of the Company. N. Art. 23. Confiderations on the Capital Stock of the Corporation of the
Governor and Company of the Bank of England. 8vo. 60. Turner. 1788.
So far as the representations of an anonymous writer on so im. portant a subject may be listened to, the Bank of England is at this time in the most prosperous state, on the mott solid foundation. He boldly declares, that the Company are able to divide ten per cent. on their capital stock, with as much conveniency and propriety as they now divide feven : that future enlargements of their dividend do not depend on future profits; but that ample means for it are at this moment in poffeffion : that it is prudent to augment the dividend in a steady progressive manner; and that the proprietors may look for a farther advance of their dividend, at no very diftant day.
from Papers laid before the Houle of Commons in the Year 1787
The accounts that have been laid before the public, are drawn upin such an obscure and ambiguous manner, as to give room for many disputes and opposite conclusions, of which the partisans of the two contending parties in parliament will, no doubt, avail themselves, for their own particular purposes. Mr. Craufurd is inclined to support the party which represent the interests of the Company as in a declining state ; and he controverts the justness of that account of the Company's affairs that was lately laid before the public, and supported as fair and authentic by the minillerial pariy. The errors which he thinks he has detected, and the inferences which he draws from them, are very clearly stated in the following thort ab. Itrad:
• As the truth of what I shall advance, will appear from the papers called for by the most active member of the Board of Controul, I cannot possibly be liable to contradiction on any point of consequence; nor shall it be said that I have in the leait heighiened the picture of distress, by putting any one article, on which my own opinion decided, in a point of view less favourable than it is entitled to. Following then the fame mode of stating the Company's accoont, article by article, as the Directors did in 1783, to which no person of candour can object, I shall incontrovertibly prove, Fird, That the Company's debts are, at present, 5,544,363 1. 6's. fterhing more than stated to have been at that period; Secondly, That their effects in Europe and India are 2,301,631 l. sterling leis; and Lastly, That the Company is consequently dencient 3,877,5201. 6s. sterling (in place of having a surplus of 3,963,481 1. iterling as formerly stated), and subject, at the same time, to several deductions from their supposed effects, which would justify a much more unfavourable statement.'
We cannot follow this intelligent writer in his elaborate researches; but it is easy to foresee, that from the manner in which these accounts (and every other document of the same nature which we have seen) have been stated, there is abundant room for argument; so that it is not to be supposed that Mr. C.'s conclusions will be admitted as incontrovertible by his opponents — though we see no important objections to them. The pamphlet is written in a liberal ityle, entirely free from acrimony and party abuse. Аи-п. Art. 25. A Letter to the Right Hon. Charles James Fox, on the ex.
traneous Matter contained in Mr. Burke's Speeches in Westminster Hall. To which is added, Mr. Burke's Letter to Mr. Montague, with Observations. By Major John Scott. Second Edition. Svo. pp. 136. 3.5. Stockdale. 1789.
Major Scoti's various compofitions in defence of Mr. Hastings haye, very deservedly, obtained so much credit with the public, that barely to mention the title of any production of his on this subject, may now, perhaps, be deemed sufficient for the information of our readers. We shall, therefore, only add, that the prefent publication is strong in evidence and argument; and reflects a severe censure on the conduct of those who have charged Mr. H. with acts of cruelty and oppression which, according to the tract before us, were never committed in the smalleit degree.
in all their Branches. To which is added, The Complete Brewer;
iver, Teacher of those Arts in Edinburgh. 12mo. 25. 6d. bound,
It is cruel to tantalize us with books of this kind. We can only lick our lips, and put them aside.
Notions relatives aux Arts et aux Sciences, à l’Aftronomie, au Blafon,
Alphabétique ; avec Figures. Par N. Wanoftrocht. 12mo. pp. 342. 55. bound. Booley. 1788.
Young persons, while they are learning French, may, by the help of this miniature-dictionary of arts and sciences, gather much useful information. Many of the articles are indeed scarcely dwelt on sufficiently to give the learner the first leading ideas; but others are more fully treated, particularly, geography, chronology, heraldry, mythology, and the explanation of emblematical figures. The plates, though not elegant, are well adapted for use. Art. 29. A New Grammar to teach French to Englishmen. By Dom.
Blondin, Professor of Divinity at the Fuillans, Paris, Interpreter to the King, and Member of the Royal Society of Agriculture at Soissons. 12mo. pp. 136. 25. sewed. Bell. 1788.
Though this grammar is too concise to be a complete introduction to the knowlege of the French language, as far as it proceeds, it is correct and well arranged. It is chiefly valuable for the accurate precepts and tables which it contains, respecting pronunciation.
BIOGRAPHY and MEMOIRS.
Guftavus Vaja, the African ; written by himself. 12mo. 2 Vols.
We entertain no doubt of the general authenticity of this very intelligent African's interesting story; though it is not improbable that some English writer has aslisted him in the compilement, or, at least, the correction of his book : for it is sufficiently well written. The narrative wears an honest face: and we have conceived a good opi. nion of the man, from the artless manner in which he has detailed ihe · variety of adventures and vicifficudes which have fallen to his lot. His publication appears very seasonably, at a time when negroeslavery is the subject of public inveftigation ; and it seems calculated to increase the ouium that hath been excited against the Welt-India planters, on account of the cruelties that some of them are said to
have exercised on their slaves; many instances of which are here detailed.
The sable author of these volumes appears to be a very sensible man; and he is, surely, not the less worthy of credit from being a convert to Christianity. He is a Methodist; and has filled many pages, toward the end of his work, with accounts of his dreams, visions, and divine impulses; but all this, fupposing him to have been under any delusive influence, only serves to convince us that he is guided by principle; and that he is not one of those poor converts who, having undergone the ceremony of baptism, have remained content with that portion, only, of the Christian Religion: initances of which are said to be almoit innumerable in America, and the Weft-Indies. Gustavus Vafia appears to possess a very different character; and, therefore, we heartily with success to his publication, which we are glad to see has been encouraged by a very relpectable subscription.
NOVELS. Eleonora, in a Series of Letters ; written by a Female Inhabitant of Leeds in Yorkhire (Mrs. Gomersall). 12mo. 2 Vols. 6s. fewcd. Walter, Piccadilly. 1789.
These volumes are rendered interesting by a great variety of natural incidents, and are enlivened by an easy and often humourous delineation of characters. The former are indeed such as often happen in life ; and the latter are chiefly taken from the middle or the lower clasies of society; but the general effect is pleating, and the writer certainly pcfteffes a vein of comic humour. Her account of a Yorkthire courtship is particularly happy. In describing low characters, Mrs. Gomersall introduces rather too much of their coarse and ungrammatical dialect. A few words of this fort may be endured; but Mrs. MʻGregor's wulgarisms are repeated till they become difguftful.E. Art. 32.' The Steere X Vols. 12mo. About 130 Pages each. 6s.
Boards. Stockdale. 1789. If this book be regarded as a Novel, it has little merit, for the incidents are few and unnatural: if it be considered as a series of Jekers on various topics, it deserves commendation. The writer has contrived to weave into his narrative a description of the modern Itace of the Grecian Islands--a critique on Elfrida-a review of the novel called Emmeline--a dialogue on duelling-a comparison of the advaotages and disadvantages of private and public education-a philippic against the cutlom of powdering the hair-and two or three pleasing poems, beside many moral reflections. The whole is written elegantly, and will afford confiderable amusement.
'E. POETRY and DRAMATIC. Art. 33. Remarks on fome of Shakofi car's Characters. By the Author
of Objervations on Modern Gardening *. 8vo. pp. 82. 2s. se wed. Payne.
A preliminary advertisement informs us, that these remarks procecded from the author of the “ Observations on Modern Gar
dening (Mr. Wheatley), who intended to have gone through eight
Part of the Remarks on some of the Characters of Shakespeare.
In this answer to part of the above remarks, the commentator is
Poem. By Pindaromaftix. 4to. 25. 60. Robinsons. 1789.
This shought, such as it is, the bard has embellished with won.
fer* With Peter's Palinody and Petition to a standing Minister.
In this doll poem, as in the preceding piece, P. P. is consigned
• Sec Rex. for February last, Art. 62. of the Catalogue. Rev. June, 1789.