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capable of filent waiting,' or, in other words, that perfect abítraction, not only from external objects, but from his own thoughts. The greater part of this pamphlet consists of anfwers to Mr. Sarclay's objections, in his Apology, 'to the holy communion and to baptiím. 'Hereafions with the closeness of a Quaker, and his antivers are generally fatisfactory.
N O V E L S. Normex Tales, from the French of M. le Grand.
35. Egertons. Thcfe Tales are extracted front the two volumes of M. le Grand, intirled · Tales of the swelfih and thirteenth Centuries,' noticed in our LXIId volume, p. 76. The change of the title is faid to be owing to their having been proved to be exclufively Norman. Radzivil, « Romance, tranftorted from the Russ of M. Wocklozv.
3 Vols. 12mo. 75. 6d. Lane. M. Wocklow is said to have written this novel, in imitation of fome English works of a similar nature ; but he has diverfi. fied it wi h uncommon scenes and unusual adventures, in coun. tries and among inhab'tants little known, on the east of Poland. We found it very interesting, though, to a mere English reader, it will often appear improbable.
In the journey, on the head of Welfar, we trace the author in Couot Fathom; but he lras added as much to the interest of she adventure, as he has detracted from the more terrible cir. cumstances. In the adventures in the Pays Vaud, where we farvey the gradual decline from the noble high-spirited soldier to the plain laborious and industrious husbandman, the pencil bras traced the changes with great delicacy, and it proves a very intereiting part of the work. We are forry that the subject of the third volume could not have been interwoven with ihe rest: we were to happy with Julia and Monsteld, in their plain habiliments, that we found the adventitious loiy, thougla well toid, hang heavy on our hands. Linija, or the Reward of an Affectionate Daugbter. , 2 Vols.
55. Hookham. We have seldom feen letters more triling and uninteresting, except a few descriptive of places in Holland and Germany,
The itary and the characters are equally trifling and insipid. Delia, a patbetic and interesting Talr. 4 Volumes. 12 mo. 125.
12mo Lane, Though as an artful contexture of events, within the reach of probability, we cannot highly cominend these volumes; yet we perceive some traits of genius and acquired knowledge in thon, which thows the author to be unhackneyed in his pro
feffion, and to be, in reality, above it. At the same time, we ought to reinark, that the conduct of the work is not very par. ricularly defcetive ; and the author's pathetic fcenes are weif worked up, and heightened by a judicious choice of incidents. But why will novel-wri'ers delight to harrow up the soul? Why was not ford Archer killed by the robbers? Or, if we nuit hare a pathetic conclution, why was it anticipated by lady llarrior's die.m?
MISCELLANEOUS. Letters on the Politis of France. Bra Gentleman at Paris. Svo.
Iso Debrett. Thefe Letters are evidently written by a person of much political observation, and; indied, we are inclined to fufpect, by one who his acted in the capacity of a 1tat-finan. They conrain an aitful apology for the late measures of the French couit; with respect to which the author appears not to be uninterested. The Death and Diffeaion, Funeral Proceffion, and Will of Mrs.
Rozency. 8vo. Is, od. Walter. A whimsical medley of verse and prose, not deftitute of wit and humour. Its object is to rally the oppolition, on accound of the disappointment they received by his majesty's recovery, and the confequent miscarriage of the Regency Bill. .. 9 Le Creund Repori and Address of the Philanı rapic Society, infti
mu'ed September, 1788; for the Prevention of Crimes. : Evo.
We are well pleased to hear that this Society prospers; and, as its plans open to our view, we perceive that it deserves more at. tention. It was propoled as a means of preventing crimes, but by teaching morals, it aims actreforming by example. The schcol of morality, when its duties are taught with plainness and fimplicity, appears to be a judicious and well conducted plan; and, we trait
, will be found effedtially useful. In this manner, the Philanthropic Society purpose to formable, indu trious, exemplury citizens, not from the cluts which would be otherwise pt nourility, but from that which would be positively detrimental; the limb, soit rasi,
Enfe, reejdendom, no pars Gneera trahatur, einel They are yerin irant 'of fupport; indeed of liberal altistance; bue they hope that, at fome future period, by the industry of the objé Ets of the institution, it will be fufficiently mintained. Thoughts on the difinel Pror'inces of Revelation and Philosophy:
410. 25, Faulder.. The quthor of these Thoughts feruples not to expref his pisy and contempt of all the fages of antiquity, as a stribe
whose speculations are degrading to the dignity of human nature. We regard with very different sentiments those vener. able characters, and shall never believe that revelation can suffer any detriment from true philosophy, exercised in the investigation of truth, and the devclopement of reason. Elays on important. Subjeets. By D. Turner, M. A. 2 Vols.
6s. lerverdBuckland. The leading principle of these Erays has a great affinity to that of the Thoughts, in the article immediately preceding. The author seems to maintain, that our belief in God depends on revelation ; and that our faith in divine revelation depends on our belict in God. Did rcafon indeed countenance such a inode of argument, it might juftly be regarded, according to the foregoing writer, with pity and contempt; but it fpuros at the imputation of a sentiment founded upon no principle, and fro:n which no conclufion can be drawn. An Oration delivered on the Secular Anniversary of the Revolution.
By W. Sharp, jun. 8vo. 15. Johnson. This Oration is the produce of William Sharp, junior, president of a Society devoted to Public Freedom, at Newport, in the Isle of Wight. It contains many juft obfervations, and foine, likewise, which must be regarded as invidious, respecte ing the reign of our present gracious sovereign, who, the author wrongfully infinuatcs, is less favourable to public liberty than the tuo list kings. This is so evidently repugnant to fact and experience, that to refute it by any argument would be unaccettary. The Sporches of W. Wilberforcr, Esq. on the Abolition of the Slave
Trade, in thr House of Commons, May 12, 1789. 8vo. 16. Stockdale.
'The Speech of Mr. Wilberforce, we presume, is already known to the generality of our rcaders. Along with it are published, in the present pamphler, the speeches of Messrs. Fox, Pitt, Gascoigne, Grenville, Burke, Dempfter, &c. to all which are subjdined Mr, Wilberforce's i welve propofitions. The English Art of Cookery, according to the prefent Practice; being a complete Guide to all House-Keepers, on a Plan entirely
8vo. 75. bound. Robinfuns. This appears to be a work of great merit: but as the competitors for the palm in the art of cookery are a numerous body, and we are not sushcient adepts to decide on their different pretenfions, we shall only inform our readers, upon the au. ihority of Mr. Richard Briggs, the author of the present fystem, chat he has been many years cook at the Globe-tavern, Fleet-street, the White Hart cavern, Holborn; and is now at the Temple Coffee-house, where we have tasted, with pleasurse, fcveral cxcellent dishes of his compofition,
For FEBRUARY, 1790.
Archæologia: or, . Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity.
Published by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Vol. IX.
the general plan of the Society of Antiquaries, and our opinion of the execution of the different articles. If, occafionally, the respectable members of this Society dwell on trilling circumstances, or expatiate too far on subjects little interesting to national antiquities, the progress of customs, manners, or focial intercourse, the first great objects of the antiquary; yet, we must own, that, at times, each subject is indebted to their labours. Let us however follow, as usual, their steps with care.
Art. I. Observations on the Time of the Death and Place of Burial of Queen Catharine Parr. By the Rev. Treadway Nash, D. D. F.A.S. - Mr. Granger had given an account of the burial of queen Catharine Parr, at the chapel of Sudley in Gloucestershire, from a manuscript in the Herald's College. This was copied in Mr. Rutter's New County History, and induced some of the neighbouring inhabitants to examine the ground, in order to discover the spot in which she was interred. They were directed by a block of alabaster, to which a monument seemed to have been formerly affixed, and very near the surface they found a body wrapped in cerecloth, and, apparently, on this cloth was an inscription pointing out the object of their search. They were terrified by the look of the face, and covered it again with little precaution; so that, two years' afterwards, when the grave was opened, the face was disfigured and almost destroyed. The hand only was seen, on opening the cerecloth, and it seemed to be small and delicate : the coffin inclosing the body was only five feet four inches long. Some short account of the chapel and the unfortunate queen are subjoined; but the last is the most interesting. It is well known that she was first married to Edward Burghe, and afterwards to lord Latimer. After his death The wedded the furly and implacable tyrant Henry VIII. ; and, as the ven. VOL. LXIX. Feb. 1790.
tured to dispute with him on religious subjects, had nearly experienced the fate of Anne Boleyne. She was at laft freed from this bondage, and became the wife of her former lover, lord Seymour : her short life was embittered by his severity and disappointed ambition; and she died after being married eighteen months, in child-bed, not without fufpicion of poison. Her prayer, used in time of war, we shall transcribe, as we think, with the author, that it is excellent.
Our cause being just, and being enforced to enter into war and battle, we most humbly beseech thee, O Lord God of Hosts, fo to turn the hearts of our enemies to the desire of peace, that no Christian blood be spilt; or else, grant, O Lord, Chat with simall effusion of blood, and to the little hurt of innocents, we may, to thy glory, obtain victory, and that, the wars being soon ended, we may all with one heart and mind, knit together in concord and unity, laud and praise thee, O Lord.'
Art. II. An Account of the Discovery of the Corpse of one of the Abbots of Gloucester. In a Letter from Mr. John Cooke, Surgeon of that City, to Charles Marsh, Esq. F.R. and A.S.S. - It was the body of John Wigmore, who died in March, 1337 : peace to his manes! But we see nothing to notice, except that in porous ground a body will remain uncorrupted for some centuries; a fact we learnt as well from the grave digger's specch in Hamlet.
Art. III. An Historical Difquisition on the Game of Chess, addressed to Count de Bruhl, F. A. S. by the Honourable Daines Barrington.Count de Bruhl introduces Mr. Barrington's differtation on chess, by mentioning two remarkable chefs-players in France. M. de Grofmenil, who died about 1730, generally beat M. de Legal, now above eighty; and this gentleman is reckoned only second to Philidor. The late fir Abraham Jansen is faid to have been the best English player after Philidor, to whom Philidor could not give more, for the pawn, than the move. The hiftorica! Disquisition on the Game of Chess, by Mr. Barrington, contains, as usual in that gentleman's works, much recondite learning of the historical kind, with little accuracy of reafoning or judgment. He thinks, for instance, that the Chinese invented chefs, chiefly because they possess some additional pieces which differ from ours in their form and powers; the reason why they Thould be considered as innovators, not inventors. Yet this cir. cumstance, for this reason, is afterwards said not to be conclufive; and no other is adduced, except the great antiquity of chess in China, which is common to that country and India. We have more than once remarked, that Mr. Barrington's opinions are