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ART. I. The Resources of the United States of America; or,
a View of the Agricultural, Commercial, Financial,
Books of this Author relating to the Public and Pri-
25 INI. The Testimony of Natural Theology to Christianity. By Thomas Gisborne, A. M.
41 IV. Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of
a Voyage to and from that Country, in the Years
tries which it visited. By Clarke Abel, F. L. S. 67 V. Fairy Tales, or the Lilliputian Cabinet, containing
Twenty-four choice pieces of Fancy and Fiction, col-
91 VI. Select Pieces in Prose and Verse, by the late John
Bowdler, Junior, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at
112 VII. Sketches of America. A Narrative of a Journey
of Five Thousand Miles through the Eastern and
124 VIII. Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism examined:
preceded by Strictures on the Exclusionary System,
Established and Non-Established Churches : and cona
167 IX. 1. The Travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the Thir
teenth Century ;-being a Description by that early
with Notes, by William Marsden, F. R. S. &c.
più illustri Dissertazioni del P. Ab. D. Placido Zurla. 177 X. 1. The Case stated between the Public Libraries and
Claims of Authors to their own Copyright. By a
Duppa, Esq. LL. B.)
Geo. III. c. 156. being an Act to amend the Copy-
Bart. M. P.
posed on Authors and Publishers, and the Injury done
ton Brydges, Bart. M. P.
of the Copyright Act, from the Misrepresentations
United Kingdom to a Copy of every new Publication.
Library. By Basil Montagu, Esq. A.M.
Law of Copyright, as it affects Authors and the Uni-
- 196 XI. A Voyage of Discovery, made under the order of the
Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and
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 Re
gions of the New Continent, during the years 1799-
320 III. Dissertation on the Use and Importance of Unautho
ritative Tradition. By E. Hawkins, M. A. Fellow of
352 IV. 1. Promenade aux Cimetières de Paris, aux Sépultures
Royales de Saint Denis, et aux Catacombes, &c. Par
M. P. St. A.
Précis Historique sur les Catacombes de tous les
359 V. 1. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, 58 Geo. III. Vol. VII. Part II.
in the Courts of Common Law and Equity, of Appeal
and Nisi Prius, in the Year 1817. By a Barrister, 398 VI. 1. Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire de la Révolution
de Saint Domingue. Par le Lieutenant Général Ba
ron Pamphilé de Lacroix, &c.
3. Réflexions sur les Noirs et les Blancs, la Civilization
de l'Afrique, le Royaume d'Hayti, &c. Relation de
Baron de Vastey, Secrétaire du Roi au Cap Henry.
430 VII. 1. Laon and Cythna, or the Revolution of the Golden
City. A Vision of the Nineteenth Century, in the
Stanza of Spenser. By Percy B. Shelley. .
471 IX. 1. Prospectus and Specimen of an intended National
Work, by William and Robert Whistlecraft, of Stow-
to King Arthur and his Round Table.
mali Parlanti of Giambattista Casti, a Poem, in seven
Art. I.-The Resources of the United States of America; or, a
View of the Agricultural, Commercial, Financial, Political, Literary, Moral, und 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 commence
ment 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 inade from
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