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ART. I. The Resources of the United States of America; or, a View of the Agricultural, Commercial, Financial, Political, Literary, Moral, and Religious Character of the American People. By John Bristed, Counsellor at Law, Author of The Resources of the British Empire.'
II. The Civil Architecture of Vitruvius, containing those
III. The Testimony of Natural Theology to Christianity.
VI. Select Pieces in Prose and Verse, by the late John
IV. Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of
VII. Sketches of America. A Narrative of a Journey
Established and Non-Established Churches: and con-
1. The Travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the Thir-
X. 1. The Case stated between the Public Libraries and
2. Address to the Parliament of Great Britain, on the
3. Reasons for a further Amendment of the Act 54
4. A summary Statement of the great Grievances im-
5. A Vindication of the pending Bill for the Amendment
6. A Vindication of the Right of the Universities of the
7. Inquiries and Observations respecting the University
8. Inquiries concerning the proposed Alteration of the
196 XI. A Voyage of Discovery, made under the order of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the purpose of exploring Baffin's Bay, and inquiring into the probability of a North-west Passage. By John Ross, K. S. Captain R. N.
ART. I. Lectures on the History of Literature, Ancient and Modern, from the German of Frederick Schlegel. 271
II. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, during the years 17991804. By Alexander de Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland.
III. Dissertation on the Use and Importance of Unauthoritative Tradition. By E. Hawkins, M. A. Fellow of Oriel College.
2. Description des Catacombes de Paris, précédée d'un
V. 1. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
2. An Analytical Digest of the Reports of Cases decided
VI. 1. Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire de la Révolution de Saint Domingue. Par le Lieutenant Général Baron Pamphilé de Lacroix, &c.
2. History of the Island of St. Domingo, from its first
3. Réflexions sur les Noirs et les Blancs, la Civilization
1. Laon and Cythna, or the Revolution of the Golden
2. The Revolt of Islam. A Poem, in Twelve Cantos.
VIII. Maurice and Berghetta; or the Priest of Rahery. A
1. Prospectus and Specimen of an intended National
2. The Court of Beasts, freely translated from the Ani-
ART. I.-The Resources of the United States of America; or, a View of the Agricultural, Commercial, Financial, Political, Literary, Moral, and Religious Character of the American People. By John Bristed, Counsellor at Law, Author of The. Resources of the British Empire.' New York, March, 1818. 8vo. pp. 505.
MORE than half a century has elapsed since the commencement of those disputes between England and her North American colonies which finally terminated in their disunion. The events which followed the separation have contradicted the expectations of the enlightened statesmen of England and the shrewd and calculating politicians of America; who alike supposed that the prosperity of Great Britain was dependent upon the increase and the continued submission of her transatlantic dominions.
It now appears to those who are not so intimately acquainted with the views and feelings commonly entertained in England from the passing of the Stamp Act in 1765 to the beginning of the revolutionary war in 1775 as to make allowance for them, that a kind of infatuation must have possessed their countrymen and their governors; they would not otherwise have expected, that a country like North America, at such a distance from the seat of powerwith habits and prejudices averse from any but corporation governments-without an ecclesiastical establishment, or an order of nobility-could, when its population and wealth should be considerably increased, continue in subjection to the country that peopled it. Thinking men had, indeed, looked forward to a time when a separation would of necessity take place, but that period was considered so distant, and the means by which it might be brought about so doubtful, that scarcely any one had viewed it as an event likely to happen within his own time, and had therefore never turned his attention to its practical effects. It is useless now to speculate on what might have been the consequence, if the English government had voluntarily renounced its controul over North America, and left the people to construct the edifice of a civil constitution for themselves. Fortunately, perhaps, for the United States, the bustle of military employment, which allowed no leisure for political speculation, induced them to continue their civil institutions as they found them; hence few deviations were made from their
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