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Art. 23. A Letter to the Jury who convilled Mr. Shelly the Sil
versmith, of receiving Plate, knowing it to have been folen; de-
Afier a dedication of an odd complexion, so mysteriously expressed
Hugh Palliser, Bart, Vice Admiral of the White. 8vo. 2 S. Ni.
A dispaffionate state of facts, which might perhaps contribute to
College, Cambridge, A. B. againit the Prelident and Fellows of
Mr. Bligh's appeal not lying properly before our court, we shall
.tit. Art. 26. Remarks on Prints intended to be published, relative to
the Manners, Cuftoms, &c. of the present inhabitants of Egypt;
In this tract Mr. D. gives an account of the causes which conspired
number of anecdotes, and circumstances, descriptive and historical, relative to Egypt, Arabia, &c. &c.
NOVELS. Art. 27. Masquerades; or what you will. By the Author of Eliza Warwick, &c. Small 8vo.
Vols. 12 s. bound. Bew, 1780.
We have already had the honour of paying our respects to the Wri: ter of this Novel. The praise we formerly betlowed, is ftill more copiously merited.
The itory, on which the present work is founded, is too long and too complicated to admit of an abridgment in ous Journal. Perhaps it will be deemed tedious and prolix; and here and there the cauto. logy of love may disgult the cold and more critical reader. But with all its redundancies and imperfections, we think this is a very inte. resting and entertaining Novel: and we fincerely with that all who love like Osmond and Julia may thare in the bliss which, after a ihousand viciffitudes and perplexities (the best trials of love !) crowned their fincerity ; while to treachery we can with no severer punishment than Lady Somerville met with, when, instead of gaining the object of her licentious desires, the only hafened the consummation of a rival's happiness, and stood detected to the world as a compound of the most dereftable vices.
After this encomium on the general' merit of these volumes, the Author will excuse us if we point out a great defect in its moral tendency.--Disfimulation, and even downright falsehood, are, in several places, charged to the account of the best characters of the story, without any marked disapprobation, from their own consciences, or the Writer's pen. We know the common apology that is made on these occasions. But truth is too sacred to be dispensed with, on such flight accounts-if it be even warrantable, on what may be deemed, the most important and presling occurrence of human life. Even bere, truth should not be lo sported with as to make it crouch to neceffity, without trong reluctance or deep repentance. We admire the delicacy and fine address of Fielding on this subject. The virtuous and amiable Sophia is represented as miserable through the whole night, because her modesty had tempted her to deny, to the jealous Lady Bellafton, that she had any knowledge of Tom Jones. I'he refined texture of her soul was so hocked by this inroad on her moral principles, that no excuses or arguments that self-love could make use of, availed to reconcile her conduct to her conscience. - We have another objection to the morality of this performance. The writer represents the virtuous Julia, who is the finest and best character in this Novel, as not only indifferent to the fan&ity of the Sabbath, but as pleading for a breach of its common decorum. In a letter, dated Sunday morning three o'clock, he is represented as delivering her sentiments on Sunday amusements, in the following vain, and, we think, irreligious manner. • For the sake of decency, perhaps, you think I ought to suppress this date, as it too plainly tells, we have suffered the Sabbath to fine in upon our revels. The French make no account of such encroachments; nay, their balls, plays, &c. are in preference given on Sundays: and from my having lived some years amongst them, I am so far reconciled to the custom,
as to imagine there can be no harm in enjoying on that day innocent
We affe&t no puritanical airs of unrelaxed formality and stiffness.
son; in which is included the unhappy Story of Miss Caroline Le-
• I am aware (says the Author), that many, on reading this little
and Inoculation ; and on the Decrease of Mankind at every Age,
This Author begins his work with a short account of the origin of
The remainder of the work consists of extracts from bills of morta. lity, with various observations, some of the Author's own, but the greater part taken from other writers, A commentary of some length is given upon all the diseases returned in the London bills; but the Author himself appears fufficiently aware of the little dependence to be placed upon liâs formed in so careless and inaccurate a manger. A.
Art. 30. A Treatise of Midwifery, comprehending the Manage
ment of Female Complaints, and the Treatment of Children in early Infancy. To which are added, l’rescriptions for Women and Children, and Directions for preparing a variety of Food and Drinks, adapted to the circumstances of lying-in Women. Divefted of technical terms and abitruse theories. By Alexander Hamilton, Professor of Midwifery in the University of Edinburgh, and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Svo, 6 s. boards, Murray, 1781.
This is a very complete system of every thing necessary to be learned by female practitioners in the obstetric art. Ii is sufficiently plain and intellig:ble for a reader of any tolerable education, and appears in ge.. neral founded on the most rational principles and approved practice. If the venerable fifterhood were all capable of ftudying such a work as this, and unprejudiced enough to be directed by it, we would vencore to promise chem, that they would regain a great part of what they complain of having loft by the usurpations of the other sex. A. Art. 31. A foort Enquiry into the Merit of Solvents, fo far as
may be necessary in compare them with the operation of Lithotomy. By Jere Whitaker Newman, Member of the Corporation of Surgeons, London. 8vo, 1 s. 6d. Dodfey, 1731.
We do not imagine that at present any great reliance is placed on the proposed solvents for the lione; at the same time we cannot be surprised that such an operation as that of lithotomy is not submitied to without delay and reluciance. The present Writer's remarks on this subject are tensible enough, but, we apprehend, they will not be thought new,
A. Art. 32. Some Observations on the Origin and Progress of the
Atrabilious Conftitution and Gout. Chap. 4. containing the regular cardinal Fit. By William Grant, M. D. 8vo. 1 s. 6 d. Cadell, 1781.
This ingenious physician, whose former tract on this subject perosed with confiderable satisfaction, proceeds, in that before us, in his plan of giving a plain and practical treatise on the gous. He judiciously takes Sydenham for his guide in the present part, quoting largely from that admirable Writer, and subjoining his own remarks by way of commentary. We find no particular observations which it feems important to point out to our medical readers; but we do not hesitate to recommend the whole to the perusal of those who wish to acquire such a knowledge of this disease as may enable them to dig rect themselves or others in the safelt and most judicious method of managing it.
A. Art. 33. An Ejay on Culinary Poisons ; containing Cautions
selative to the Ule of Laurel Leaves, Hemlock, Mushrooms, Cop. per Vessels, Earthen Jars, &c. with Observations on the Adulte. sation of Bread and Flour, and the Nature and Properties of Wa.
8vo, i s. Kearly, 1781. A plain concile creatise, designed for the use of good housewives, who may derive froin it fome valuable intruction.
• See Review for July 1780, p. 60,
tween a rigidly Orthodox, and a Moderate Man, on, the Import-
We have here a new edition of a tract first published about two years ago, entitled, The Importance of Truib, &c. it was commended in our Review for May 1779; and it is now republished with che above mentioned Introduction. To the whole is prefixed the following
"APOLOGY to the Public;" • More than enough has doubless been written, by persons in all the various sentiments, on the doctrine of the Tripity; fo that the world is almost weary of the subject, and every fresh publication is likely to be received with disgust.
• It is hoped, however, that an attempt towards putting an end to the controversy, by reconciling the contending parties, may claim from all, and will find from the candid, some peculiar indulgence.
• The following introduction has a reference to another Ebay, as well as this, proper to be bound with this, and published by the same author, viz. Chriftian Catholicifm defended * : being a vindication of Mr. Fawcett's Candid Refleciions, &c.'
The following Extract from p. 3, or the new Introduction may be given as honefly expreslive of the worthy Author's leading view, in the two tracts already referred to, viz. “That after all thewarm contentions in which Chriltians have for so many centuries engaged on this point of doćirine, they do do not really differ so widely in their opinions about what is molt material in it, as they are generally supposed to do: and that those who are commonly censured as anfound in their principles, and by fome even thought of with abhorrence, for their fupposed denial of the DEITY OF OUR BLESSED REDEEMER, do not in fait deny that doetrine, any more than those who are called ORTHO. DOX. If this can be proved, I apprehend it will contribuie more towards the promoting of charity, than any other argument,'
In page 11, the Auibor makes the following declaration, which we recommend to such of our Readers who pay particular attention to theological inveltigations, viz. “If any of my honoured brethren or fathers in the miniltry are till dissatisfied with what I have written, and think that it has a dangerous tendency, I now lovite any one of them to make his remarks, either in writing or in print, and promise to pay them all due attention. I do moft earnellly wish to see the fub. jea of these papers fairly and impartially inveftigared, and should be glad to carry on a correlpondence with any calm opponent, in the manner of Dr. Price and Dr. Priettley on another subject, baving no object in view buiche discovery of truth, which cannot suffer by a free discussion.'
. See Momihly Review for October 1780, p. 315.