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Lavallée's History of the Rise, Progress, and Extinction, &c. of the French

Factions, &c.

229, 356

Lavington's Sermons to Young People

286

List of Works recently Published

102,-206, 310, 414, 5is, 622

Maltby's Lexicon Græco-- Prosodiacum, Auctore T. Morell, S. T. P.

481

Mant's Sermons preached before the University of Oxford

417

Mason's Plea for Sacramental Communion on Catholic Principles

543

Maturin's Bertram ; or the Castle of St. Aldobrand: a Tragedy

379

Mejanel's Petit Cadeau, à la Jeunesse, ou Fables Nouvelles, en Vers

Francais

290

Memoirs of the early Life of William Cowper

, Esq. Written by Himself 313

of the Marchioness De Larochejaquelein

44,0

of the Revolutionists, and of the Present Ministry

51

Monody on the Death of the Right Honourable R. B. Sheridan

5,02

Naiad : a Tale. With other Poems

489

Narrative of the Imprisonment and Escape of Peter Gordon, from the

French Territory

89

Oracular Communications, addressed to Students of the Medical Profession

605

Parkyns's Monastic and Baronial Remains

553

-Parliamentary Portraits: Originally published in the Examiner

141

Phillips's Garland for the Grave of R. B. Sheridan, Esq.

502

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, for the Year

1815. Parts I. and II. (Chemical and Philosophical Papers)

343

Poetic Mirror, or the Living Bards of Britain

-Précis de la Vie Publique du Duc d'Otrante

511

Prospectus of a Polyglott Bible

59

Reid's Essays on Insanity, Hypochondriasis, and other Nervous Affections

183

Renals's Sick Man's Pious Assistant

487

Report of the Committee for Investigating the Causes of the alarming la-

crease of Juvenile Delinqueney in the Metropolis

405

Ryder's, Bishop, Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Gloucester. In

tbe Year 1816

394

Rogers's Elements of Evangelical Religion :

398

Sancho, or the Proverbialist

67

Scott, the Rev. John, Notice of his Letter in the Christian Observer

307

Select Literary Information

101, 205, 309, 413, 516, 619

Shelley's Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude: and other Poems

391

Singer's Elements of Electricity and Electro-Chemistry

558

Sketch of the Past and Present State of the Vaudois or Waldenses, inhabiting
the Valleys of Piedmont

94

Southey's Lay of the Laureate; Carmen NUPTIALE

196

Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo

1

Taylor's Essays in Rhyme on Morals and Manners

263

Toulmin's Historical View of the Protestant Dissenters in England, &c. 127

Wemyss's Biblical Gleanings

559

Whitehouse's Panegyric of Samuel Whitbread, Esq. M. P.

193

Wilson's City of the Plagne

164

Winter Evening Recreations at M.

403

Wordsworth's Thanksgiving Ode, Jan. 18, 1816. With other Short Pieces

chiefly referring to recent Public Events

1

507, 585

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

FOR JULY, 1816.

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Art. I. 1. The Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo. By Robert Southey,

Esq. Poet Laureate, Member of the Royal Spanish Academy, and of the Royal Spanish Academy of History. 12mo. pp. 232.

8 Plates. Price 10s. 6d.—Longman and Co. 1816. 2. Thanksgiving Ode, January 18, 1816. With other Short Pieces,

chiefly referring to recent Public Events. By William Wordsworth.

8vo. pp. 10, 52. Price 48.-Longmap and Co. 1816. IT

T ought to occasion no surprise, that modern poets have

tarely succeeded in the attempt to please or to interest, when subjects of present political concern have been their theme. Seldom, very seldom are the feelings awakened by public events, of a nature to blend with the emotions of taste, or to admit of that pleasing exaggeration which it is the business of the poet to produce. The poet himself, in venturing upon a political theme, finds it difficult to exercise the power of abstraction sufficiently to enable him to select and combine the appropriate materials for poetry, and still more difficult to carry the enthusiasm of a cultivated mind into subjects, the familiar details of which are often mean, painful, or- disgusting.

The time was, when the wreath of the victor was entwined by the hand of the bard ; and when the poet alternately wielded the sword, and recited in rude melody the songs of heroes. But those times are gone by, we trust for ever. We do not believe that the poet exists, who could succeed in making war, as a present event, interesting to the imagination. As to deeds of other times,-battles fought before the invention of gunpowder,—wars which have left us no legacy of taxes,-the burthens and the griefs of which we have never had to feel; -these it is very possible to render poetical enough ; and by that sympathy with which genuine poetry inspires us, we may be so far transported in imagination to those times, as to adopt for the moment the characteristic feelings of its heroes and warriors. But stronger sympathies than those awakened by the poet, connect us with present events, and they are such as preclude the indulgence of the fancy in scenes of modern war. Vol. VI. N.S.

B

Eclectic Review,

MDCCCXVI.

JULY-DECEMBER. .

NEW SERIES.

VOL. VI.

Φιλοσοφιαν δε ου την Στωικην λεγω, ουδε την Πλατωνικην, και την Επικουρειον τε
και Αριστοτελικην" αλλ' όσα ειρηται παρ έκαστη των αιρεσεων τουτων καλως,
δικαιοσυνην μετα ευσεβους επιστημης εκδιδασκούλα, τουτο συμπαν το ΕΚΛΕΚΤΙΚΟΝ
φιλοσοφιαν φημι.

CLEM. ALEX. Strom. Lib. 1.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY JOSIAH CONDER, 18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

SOLD ALSO BY
DEIGHTON AND SONS, CAMBRIDGE;
AND OLIPHANT, WAUGH, AND INNES, EDINBURGH.

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