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preceding Writer. Though he seems to us to treat his subject rather with too much folemnity and parade, this objection does not lie against the manner in which he accolts his antagonist, whom he treats de baut en bas; bestowing on him, in his wrath, the appellations of

obscene libeller, filthy fcribbler, monster of corruption and lubricity, hireling of the corporation of midwives, Don Quixote of the old beldames,' --and their proper fynonims in the French language in the opposite page. The midwives meet with no better quarter from him, whose ignorance, obstinacy, rashness and violence he exposes, and exemplifies in the recital of some late chamber-fcenes ; particularly in one where the learned and eminent Mrs. one of the worthies in the preceding Author's recommendatory lift, plays a very diftinguished part.'

POLITICA L. Art. 13. Letters from an English Gentleman, on his Travels thro'

Denmark, to his friend in London ; ferving as a Confutation to the many false Accounts published in the English News papers ; but more particularly in the pamphlet called, " The Political System of the Regency of Denmark fully explained.” 8vo. Wheble. 1772.

The Writer exprefies himself as a warm friend to Queen Juliana Ma. ria, whose charaèer is so feverely attacked in The Iolitical Syfiem, c and he places the conduct of the unfortunate Matilda in the most unfavourable light: but what credit is due to the representations of an anonymous pamphleteer? Art. 14. A Sketch of the secret History of Europe fince the Peace of

Paris; with Observations on the present critical State of Great Britain. 8vo. Murray. 1772.

One would imagine, from the dogmatical tone of this Writer, that he was intimately acquainted with the molt private transactions of the cabinet in all the courts of Europe. His information, however, extends to no circumstances, not hitherto known and attended to. At the same time we will not positively affert, that our Gazettes and news-papers are the only sources of his knowledge. From the foreign idioms into which he has fallen, he may be suspected to have been in the train of some of our ambaffadors. He writes with some de. gree of spirit, but does not discover much genius or ability,

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Uriel. 1772.

Art. 15. A Complete Index to the Statutes at Large, from Magna

Charta to the Tenth Year of George III. inclusive. By Owen Ruffhead, Esq; and another Gentleman. 8vo.

7 s. bound. This Index to the Statutes' was originally compiled by the late Ms. Ruffhead, as far as the fourth of the present King, for the 4to. edition of the Statutes, which the public hach so highly distinguished with their approbation.'

By the chronolngical order in which the numerous titles and subjects comprehended in this work are disposed, the Reader will be enabled to ema not only the arious alterations and improvements that have, from time to time, been made in our laws, but



their connexion and dependence on each other; and as the Common Law, in a great measure, depends on, and is intimately connected with the Statute Law (the latter being intended to supply che defects of the former) the disposition of the different subjects in the manner above mentioned, shews the great improvements which have been made, during a long course of years, in the legislation of this country.' Prer.

Two parts of the Eleventh Volume of the 4to edition of the Statutes, containing the acts part in the two last sessions of parlia. ment, are already published.

EAST-INDIE S. Art. 16. A Letter to the Proprietors of Eaft- India Stock, on the

Subject of sending Supervisors with extraordinary Powers to India. By a Friend to fair Discussion. 8vo. 6 d. Bladon. 1772.

This Writer is both able and candid. He has stated every objeetion that can be made to the Supervisor-scheme, and has shewn their impropriety, with much force of evidence. His manner and style are not equal to his matter.

NOV E L s. Art. 17. Ermina ; or, the Fair Recluse. In a Series of Letters.

By a Lady, Author of Dorinda Catsby, &c. Izmo. 2 Vols. 6 s. Bladon.

A molt insupportable languor and heaviness crawls through these volumes; in which we are itruck with no novelty of incidents, or of character; we are surprized with no unexpected or interesting fitua. tions; nor are we charmed with any delicacy of sentiment, or of Art. 18. The Explanation ; or, Agreeable Surprize. By a Lady,

2 Vols. . 5 5. sewed. Noble. 1772. We have seldom met with a performance more insipid than the present; which offers nothing to excite applause or attention.

POETICA L. Art. 19. Sir Amorous Whimsy; or, the Disappointed Maccaroni,

A poetical Tale. 4to. 15. Evans. 1772. This tale has a very handsome engraved title-page.

M I S C E L L A NĘ O U S. Art. 20. The Art of planting and cultivating the Vine ; also of

making, fining, and preserving Wines, &c. according to the mott approved Methods in the most celebrated Wine Countries in France, By Louis de Saint Pierre, Esq; one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for Granville County, and Captain of the Company of Militia consisting of the French Vine Dreslers, established at New Bourdeaux, in South Carolina,

58: 3 d. fewed. Wilkie, &c.

1772, That the soil and climate of some of our North American Colanies, are favourable to the cultivation of the grape, and the manufacture of wines, is a fact now generally admitted, from the experiments that have been made, and the specimens that have been produced,



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The Author of this treatise, as we learn from his prefatory address to the British nation, has made a great progress in the a&tual introduction of this important staple into South Carolina, where he has established a little colony of French and German Vignerons; and samples of their wine, brought hither, have met with so much approbation, that our Author warmly exults in his prospect of meeting with that encouragement to which (as far as we can judge from the perufal of his book) he seems to be very justly entitled.

With respect to his account of the culture of the different forts of vines, the management of vineyards, and the manufacture of wines, it appears to be the fullest and most complete treatise of the kind that hath been published in this country. Art. 21. A new compendious Grammar of the Latin Tongue.

Wherein the Principles of the Language are methodically digested, and briefly comprised in English. By W. Bell, A. B. private Teacher of the Latin and Greek Languages. 12mo.

I $. 6 d. Burnet.

It is a just complaint that grammatical treatises are, in general, defe&tive, and little calculated for the use of the student. They are numerous, notwithstanding; and, what may appear fingular, it is to be suspected, that their defects increase, initead of being remedied. Every inferior teacher, from views of profit, or reputation, or both, undertakes the task of compiling a Compendious Grammar for his pupils. By this means he gratifies his private ends, while the purposes of education receive no advance or improvement. It is easy io transcribe; and though he has no judgment to exert, and no ingenuity to display, it is not difficult for him to load the press with a pilfered work. In this class of productions we may rank the present performance. Art. 22. Elsai Philosophique & Pratique sur L'education des Jeunes

Seigneurs & Gentilshommes, que l'on vent avancer dans le Monde, & a la Cour. Par M. Porny, Professeur de Langue Françoise á Eton. 12mo. 35. Parker.

In this treatise there is a mixture of good sense and of whim. The Author does not appear to be deftitute of knowledge ; but his viva. city is greater than his penetration or philosophy. This publica. tion appears

also to be too much calculated to recommend him as a teacher. Art. 23. The Life of Theodore Agrippa D'Aubigné; containing a

succinct Account of the most remarkable Occurrences during the Civil Wars of France, in the Reigns of Charles IX. Henry Ill. Henry IV. and in the Minority of Lewis XIII. 8vo. 6s. Dilly. 1772.

The present life of this celebrated hero of the Huguenots appears to be written with judgment and impartiality; and it is, we believe, the most compleat account of the honest, brave, and learned D'Aubigné, that hath yet been laid before the public. He was grandfather to the celebrated Madam Maintenon. Art. 24: The New Foundling Hospital for Iit. Part V, 12mo.

2 s. 6d. Almon. 1772. For the nature of this collection, see our notice of the former parcs : Reviews for May and December 1768, and for April 1771.


Art. 25. The fatal Confequences of Adultery, to Monarchies 25

well as 10 private Families: With a Defence of the Bill paffed in the House of Lords, în 1771, entitled, " An Act to restrain Persons who fhall be divorced, for the Crime of Adultery, from marrying with the Party:" Allo an historical Account of Marriage, &c By Thomas Pollen, A. M. 8vo. 3s. Lowndes. 1772.

Adultery, a species of vice which hath, of late, attracted mocă of the public attention, here' undergoes a religious, hiftorical, and political investigation; from which the honest and virtuous Reader will derive as much entertainment as a reflecting and upright mind is capable of receiving from the contemplation of a subject so hateful to virtue, so dishonourable to human nature !

The Bill, mentioned in the title page, paffed the House of Lords, but not the House of Commons. Art. 26. The Female Miscellany. Part 1. containing a Sketch

of English Grammar; an Abridgment of holy History; a final Collection of Fables, &c.. Part II. consisting of a Series of Letters addressed to a young Lady who has made fome Progress in yeading. For the Use of a boarding School. Small 8vo. 1 s. 6d. fewed. Salop printed ; and sold by Owen in London.

The first part of this little work was printed at Shrewsbury, is 1770; but the whole being lately advertised in the London papers, we were by that means informed of the publication ; which, as it is written with a due regard to religion and decency, may be of use in boarding schools, according to the Author's professed design. Art. 27. The Philojophy of the Passions ; demonstrating their Nature, Properties, Effects, &c. 8vo. 2 Vols. 75. Almon. 1772.

There is much of St. Augustin, much of Grace, and much of Mrfticisin in this treatise ; which will probably confine the number of its admirers to the reinnant of Hutchinson's followers, and the disciples of William Law. Art. 28. The School : being a Series of Letters between a young Lady and her Mother. Part III. izmo, 3 s. Flexney. 1772.

For a character of this work, see Review, vol. xxxv. p. 147; where, in our mention of the first part, the compofition is ascribed to Mrs. Macle, mistress of a boarding school in Bach. The second volume was announced to our Readers in Rev. vol. xxxviii. p. 62. Art. 29. An historical Description of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, 8vo.

Wilkie. 1772. This description appears to be drawn up with a degree of accoracy and judgment, suitable to the nature of the undertaking. Art. 30. Elements of Painting with Crayons. By John Russel.

4to. 55. Wilkie. 1772. Mr. Russel, a disciple of the late famous Mr. Francis Cotes, has here, in the most disinterested manner, communicated to the public, the whole Arcana of his profeffion, and fully proved that he

knows his art, without the trade.His book, in short, contains a set of valuable inftru&tions for young ftudents in this elegant branch of the fine arts; introduced by some ingenious and well-written observations on Tarte, and general rules fos Drawing


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Art. 31. Observations on the present State of the Game in England,
By William Taplin. 8vo. 1 s.

I s. Davies.
Mr. Taplin enumerates the causes of the deficiency of game iz
England, and offers proposals for its more effectual preservation. In
order to prevent poaching, he would have every freeholder of five
pounds per annum deemed qualified sportsmen; by which means, he
observes, the game would then have as many proteziors as it has
enemies now.' There may be fomething reasonable in this hint.
Art. 32. An Ejay, explaining the Mode of executing a useful

Work, entitled, A new Defcription of England and Wales, as a Cors tinuation and liluftration of Camden. 8vo. 6 d. Pearch.

A new survey and description of England, &c. is a work greatly wanted, and which would certainly meet with ample encouragement from the public, if undertaken by persons duly qualified, and of good character.

The unknown Author of the seheme before us proposes that perfons of adequate abilities should be employed, by a set of subscribers, (300 in number) who are to raise zou o guineas, at 10 guineas each and the subscribers to remain proprietors of the survey ; which would, doubtless, if well executed, prove a valuable copy-so far as literary property will admit of security from piratical invasion.

For farther particulars of this scheme, we refer to the Efay; the
Author of which may be applied to by letter, addrested to A. B. at
Mr. Pearch's, bookfeller, London, polt paid.

Art. 33. A Differtation upon Heretical Opinions : Giving

a short distinctive View of the principal Errors which have pre-
vailed in all the several Ages of the Church, and thewing that
these are no reasonable Objections against the Truth of Christianity,
nor any Grounds for the false Pretences of Popery or Infidelity.
By John Rawlins, A. M. Rector of Leigh in Worcestershire, Mini-
Iter of Badsey and Wickamford, and Chaplain to Lord Archer.
8vo. I s. od. Oxford printed ; fold by Rivington, in London.

The design of this pamphlet is important, and the differtation itself may be even entertaining, as well as instructive to those Readers who wili to obtain a general acquaintance with the rise and progress of particular parties and various opinions in the christian church. Deitical writers complain, as is here observed, that there is not an ! uniformity of opinion about the doctrines and precepts of the gospel; and the church of Rome makes use of this evasive plea, that there are perpetual diffentions and divisions among christians of all denomi. nations, except themjelves.' These objections, we fear, have been feldom either fairly proposed or candidly insisted on ; and an answer, sufficient to satisfy a mind engaged only in the search of truth, may, we apprehend, be obtained without great difficulty. It cannot surely be confidered as wonderful, if amidit the various prejudices and weaknesses, views ard interests of mankind; the different methods of thinking even on the same topics, that must prevail among a body of people, together with the obscurity and uncertainty in which some doctrinal points may have been designedly left by the wife Author of


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