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in power, a man who has in his hands the dispensation of good ibings, is attacked, an army of defenders is ever ready to take the field, regulars and irregulars, well-disciplined troops, and unformed boors ; all invited by the prospect of reward, or the hope of plunder. We cannot honeftly pay the present champion the compliment of placing him in the well-disciplined ranks. Art. 21. The Recovery of America demonstrated to be practicable by
Great Britain, upon Principles and Deductions that are clear, precise, and convincing. Containing, among other Matters, a Copy of the Outlines of a Plan for reinitating the British Empire, addressed to the Earl of Shelburne, when his Lordship was one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and delivered to one of the Under Secretaries in May lait. Allo a Copy of an Address to several of the Cabinet Ministers, on the 28th of November, offering to demonitrate the Practicability of recovering America, and to Mew the Immenfcy of our national Resources. By the Author, a Man of no Party. 8vo. I s.
Wilkie. This plan, announced as so clear, precise, and convincing, is to be effected by attacking the Prussian power by fea, on the plea of the King of Prussia's protecting the Dutch trade under his flag, purposely to produce a general European war, for the fake of enforcing alliances, and finding employment at home for those powers who now allift the American ftates. Then, adds the Author, America will gladly treat with Great Britain upon terms short of independence.
We confess we cannot but admire the confidence with which this writer urges the expedient of extending the ravages of war throughout Europe, on the remote speculation of extinguishing them again to our certain advantage! Is it not attonithing that any thinking man could, upon fyftem, propose to ftir up such an extentive scene of milchief, without making ailowance for vicilliiudes, that might take place to subvere the segular train of circumstances, he coolly deduces from a deftructive experiment? Do the mistaken fpeculations, on which the American war has been pursued, make oo impression on him? Art. 22. A Letter in Defence of Mr. Fox and others; in Answer
to Cicero, Lucius Catiline, or the American Deputy ; to which are added several Letters addressed to the Prince of Wales, &c. 8vo, is. Debrett, &c.
Confits of a number of letters, which, we apprehend, firit appeared in the newspapers, wherein they might have continued quietly to repore, if the partiality of a parent could have viewed them with the same eyes that Rei iewers do. Art. 23. Parliamentary Reformation: examined under the fol.
Jowing Anicles. Extending the Right of Election, - Abolition of Borouzhs, - Qualification of Members,- Abridging the Duration of Parliament, with a Differtation on Ministerial Infiuence, Proved by Anecdotes and Minilterial Letters. By Joseph Wila JiamsEsq. 4to. 25. 6 d. Kearlley.
Mr. Williams offers some very good general remarks on the subjects upon which be has chosen to treat ; but reforms may be iche med on too large a scale to be practicable. We find, at last, by the concluding differtation, which is wholly personal, that the author is a Welch gentleman, who has enjoyed a military employment; and we are sorry to find, that by some means or other, we will not undertake to surmise how, he is now laid aside ; or more properly, cannot get his new offers of service accepted, after having sold out, and laid himself afide. This has foured his temper; and we have only to add, that if bis own good sense will not enable him to support peace of mind against common disappointments, we are afraid he will seek it in vain by appeals to the public. Art. 24. Characters of Parties in the British Government. 8vo. 2 s.
Robinson. These characters are introdced by a laboured historical deduction from the time of the Romans in Britain; which, however well the author may underland himself, he has not been able to render clear, interesting, or instructive to his readers. The parties characterized are Whigs, Tories, and Republicans ; names of which English readears will require no definition: and the present political misfortunes of the nation are ascribed to the influence of Tories, and the opposi. tion of Republicans, ftrengthened occalionally by the atliktance of the Whigs.
INDIE s. Art. 25. A Narrative of the late Transactions at Benares. By
Warren Hattings, Esq. 8vo. 25. 6d. Debrett. 1782, The transactions here related, are those which induced Mr. Har. tings to displace Cheir Sing, the hereditary Chief of Benares, who sented the Zemindary, or lovereignty over that province, from the company; but who evaded the fulfilment of his engagements until be was obliged to perform them; and would not furnish the extra aids required from him on occasion of the French war, as a fine for his disobedience: he, under profeflions of poverty, amaffing treasures and augmenting his troops in the mean while, to establish himself in independence ; which he at length attemp’ed by treacherous exertions of force, until he was obliged to fly. "The Zemindary was con. ferred on the nexe heir of the same family.
This Narrative, which is addressed to Mr. Wheler, and the other Members of the Council ac Fort William, is written with the open frankness of a mind conscious of integrity and good meaning, and under a solemn appeal to the God of Truth, for the veracity of the particulars. Subjoined is an approbation of the Governor General's conduct by the Council, expressed in the fullest and strongest terms. What decisive opinions may be formed of suci diseret osary exercise of delegated powers there, by the supreme court of Eatiern sovereigns in Leadenhall-ftreet, and afterward by their comptrollers at Weit. miaster, must be left for time to Mew.
AFFAIRS OF IRELAND. Art. 26. A Letter to the First Belfas Company of Volunteers, in
the Province of Ulfter. By a Member of the British Parliament. 8vo. 13. 6d. Debrett. 1782.
This well-written pamphler, which is attributed to Lord Beauchamp, enforces the necesity of an express total renunciation on the part of Great Britain of all legislative pretenfions over Ireland ; as the only solid foundation on which the liberties of that country can be sertled.
Art. 27. A Letter to Lord Visiount Beauchamp, upon the Sub
ject of his Leiter to the Fisit Belfait Company of Volunteers, in
the Province of Ulster. Svo. Debrett. ; This is a severe remonlirance with the noble personage addressed, on the tendency of the letter releried to; taxing his lordship with abecting the views of curbulent individuals in Ireland, who are ftir. ring up claims beyond what the parliament in thar country have flared. The letter writer observes in a poffeript, ---"If the repeal of the 6th of George I. was valued at 50,001. perhaps Mr. Flocd may expect twice that som for an liith bill of sighis; your loidhip 100 seems inclined to be an adventurer in this new species of lot:ery. By the publication of your letter to che Belfait company, you have ftamped your name upon your ticket, and have throuon it into the wheel to take iis chance. National generofiy is extensive ; and as no generosity is so extensive as thit which is indulged at the expence of others, your lord thip, in the ferment of the times, and the vicisfitude of events, by parliamentary profusion, may be adjudged de. serving of a prize. Å renunciation of right, carried in ine English parliament by your lordship, would be no triling claim on the generosity of Ireland,' What price can be too high for freedom ? And while the munificence of her parliament offers such noble encouragement, neither on this nor on the other side side of water will the liberties of Ireland ever llar.d in need of champions.' Art. 28. An address to the Right Honourable Henry Grattan,
E'q. by the Independent Dublin Vilunieers, relative to the simple Repeal, and the recent interference of the Eary of Mansfield, in deciding in an English Couri, upon an Appeal from Ireland; with Mr. Grattan's Answer : and obfervations on Mr. Grattan's and Mr, Y--i-n's Conduct, in a Letter to Mr. Y-1-n, the
G-l of Ireland. To which is annexed, the Resolutions of the Lawyers Committee and Corps. 8vo. Is. Debrett.
All the particulars contained in this publication have, we believe, already appeared in the Irish and British newspapers. Upon the whol, there lrich patriots feein to be a very discontented, if not unieasonable set of gentlemen ; and of course Mr. G, is likely to fara as most other popular favouries have fa: ej before him, and will do afier bim. He has been very active to oblize them, and has been sichly rewarded for his trouble: a gratuity is given for turineis done, and as he has no jult foundation to expect such a reward in be repeated, be ought to be allowed to enjoy their l: beralily unpcpered with peji donum applications. Ilie.e is ibis coniolaiion remining, however, that his urpopuleri'y, wi:h prudent management, may complete wbat his popularity began, and elevate him to otiuni cum aignitats; while the tutt'e is conunucd by litile men, quas Hitied to follow in the road he has marked out for toemi.
AMERICAN WA R. Art. 29. Narrative of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton,
K. B. relative to his Conduct during part of his Command of the King's Troops in North America, particularly that which respects the unfortunate iflue of the Canipaign in 1781. With an Appendix, containing Copies and Extracts of those Parts of his Correspondence with Lord George Germaine, Earl Corn.
wallis, Rear Admiral Graves, &c. which are referred to theicin. 8vo.
2s. Debrect, 1: bad been happy for this country (we are to write now in the preterpluperfect tense), that the cooduct of our commanders had been to clear and decisive as to save them the trouble of peruing narra:ives and defences. Il success is the pasent of accuid irn, exculpation, and recrimination; and in this derail Sir Henry Clins ton acquits hiinself of all share in Lord Cornwallis's misturtune ; leaving that general to answer for misconceptions of the orders fent him, and for the choice of the poit which he was reduced to fura render. A counter rspresentation may probably follow from the other side ; and such is all the satisfaction we have, and are likely to have, for the loss of America !
L AW. Art. 30. An Historical Account of the Rights of Election of the
joveral Counties, Cities and Boroughs of Great Britain : containing the Times when each of them was first represented in Parliament, and by what Authority; together with Abstrads of the Proceedings relative to controverted Elections, onder every Place, and all she new Writs issued on Sears being vacated by Dea:h, Expuilon, accepting of Places, or Preferment, or being called up to the House of Peers; from i Edw. VI. to che Diffolution of the Parliament in the Year 1780. To which is prefixed, an Inquiry into the Origin of Elections to Parliament, and the Right of the Commons to a Share in the Legislature. Also, the Number of Members returned in the Reigns of Edward I. Henry VI. Henry Vill. &c. and the Names of Places that have long discontinued to fend Representatives, and have not had that privilege restored. The whole extracted from the beit Colcétions of Records and Histories, and the Journals of Parliainent. By T. Cunningham, E... Darrister at Law, and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London. Part 1. 8vo. 55. fewed. Robinson, &c. 1783.
This collection is merely an index to the journals of the House of Commons, on the subjects specified in the title page; or rather an jodex to the journal-indexes : and bence may be very usesul in turning teadily to particular places, or cafes, that may be immediately wanted.
la the preface, Mr. Cunningham follows his predeceffor Mr. Carew ", in exing the æra of admitting knights of tires into par. tament at the 49 Henry III. and citizens and burgesses, at the 23 E-isvard !. in opposition to those who incline to aflign popular represco:ation a much earlier origin. He then proceeds to enquire in:o the original mode of election for cities and boroughs; and traces the rights of election to those who contributed to the parlia: mentary wages of the members; a right, which, in many iritances, has continied down under the diflinction of inhabitan's paying fcot and lot. After shewing the partiality of declicns in controverted elections, by the old method of determining these cases, when Whig and Tory ministers brought in what members they pleased by
• See Carew's Hiftorical Account of the Rights of Election, &c. Rev. yol, Xll. p. 412.
contradictory rules of adjudication ; he concludes with Mr. Grenville's famous plan for the impartial trial of election causes: and closes his preface with pointing out the alterations that have taken place in the number of members that compose the House of Com. mons.
It is to be observed, that the present collector has included all the cases and proceedings that took place between the separation of Charles l. from his parliament, and the Restoration; which were omitted by Mr. Carew as no: being legal precedents. The names of places are arranged in alphabetical order, and this volume ends wich Malden.
MATHEMATICS. Art. 31. The Excise-Officer's Vade Mecum, or Ready Afiftant,
Being a set of Tables for moneying the different exciseable commodities in the Country, and bringing forward the Charges with Certainty and Dispatch. By James Figges, Excise-Officer, 12mo, 2 s. 6 d. bound. Bew. Very well contrived, and useful.
MISCELLANEO U s. Art. 32. A Narrative of Circumstances attending Mr. Beresford's Marriage with Miss Hairilton,
I s. 6 d. Fielding, &c. 1782.
This is Mr. Beresford's account, We riever heard that any direct or formal reply hath been given to it by the oppolite party. The charges against Mrs. Hamilton are of a very serious nature. They itrike deep at her honour, and her humanity; and, if ill founded, ought to have been confronted. On the present face of the matter, Mr. Beresford appears to have been grossly injured. How he will get his injuries repaired, we know not. The detention of his wife is with her own acquiescence: and the court at Versailles espouse her cause backed by the high authority of the Grand Monarcb.
After all, the Public are very little interested in this domestic quar. rel: and most persons will be inclined to say,
“ What's Hecuba to us?”. Art. 33. An Examination of the important Question, -Whether
Education, at a great School, or by private Tuition, is preferable ? With Remarks op Mr. Knox's Book, entitled Liberal Education, Ry Percival Stockdale. 8vo. Dodfey, 1782.
This pamphlet is divided into two parts. In the first, Mr. Stockdale, who is an advocate for private Education, has collected the usual arguments in favour of the opinion he espouses; in the second, he has controverted, with some acuteness, the notions of Mr. Knox. Art. 34. Tbe Country Clergyman's SHROVETIDe Gift to his Pa
rithioners. Taken chiefly from Dr. Primari's Dissertation on the Duty of Mercy, and Sin of Cruelty to Brutes. 8vo. 2d. Sher. born, printed by Goadby, and fold by Baldwin in London.
This worthy country clergyman feems poffeised of a degree of benevolence, which foars even beyond the boundaries of philanthropy ; and we heartily wish that a portion of the same generous, disinterested kindness, might induce every reverend pastor to disseminate such benericeat monitions throughout crery parish in these dominions. The