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• No interruption here I found,

No rude intruding eye ;
Confusion fled this happy place,

And Peace was ever nigh.
* At close of eve, o'er yonder field

The humble gleaners throng,
And joyful whiftle as they go,

While birds repeat the song.
But, ah! the fatal day is come

That I must from you part:
I go; and forrowing do I go
For here I leave my

• With equal pleasure was I sure

Again to visit you,
With less regret I now should bid

Your rural sweets adicu.'
Sonncts and Miscellaneous Poems. By the late T. Rullel, Fellow of

New Col. Oxford. 410. 35. Rivingtons. These poetical pieces, several of which are translations from the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese, evince the author to have been endowed with genius and taste; which, with his classical knowledge, and extenfive acquaintance with the belt writers in foreign languages, must have rendered him an ornament to liLerature: but he died of a consumption, in the twenty-fixth year of his age. Loxdor's Glory! on Saint George's Day, the 33d of April, 1789.

With entertaining Obfervations on the late Royal Excursions in
the South and Western Coanties of England. Dedicated to the
Honourable William Gill, l'ord Mayor of the City of London.
By J. Weft. 410. Is. Symmonds.

• To draw a ketch of the lare Royal Tour
Thro' Devon's county, let the Muse observe:
The king with condescending smiles beheld
The straggling confluence of country folks,
Perhaps in th' aukward garb of rustic pride,
Hall’ping to meet him on the rugged road;
Lord ! how the pleas'd Weft-countrymen did ftare
At their good king! as there he pass'd along,

Blesling their stars, for the rare light of him!' We have not selected these lines on account of their inferiore ity to other parts of this performance : for we seriously declare . they poffess as much of the vivida vis as any that we have met with ; nay, we hefitate not to declare, that the apoitrophio-address to the honest Weft-countryman is the most lively and animated paffage belonging to it. In point of perfpicuity, likewile, they are, • if not the first, in the very first line. Only observe, for in tance, what infinite fuperiority they have over thofc immediately preceding them!

! The


The fea-bach and excursions on the sea
Prov'd their delectable and sweet repast.
AU Weymouth and its fine vicinity
Teem'd with the royal bounty, and with praise

And gratitude unutterably great!' Now, who bat this odd mortal of an author, could suppose that she queen and princeffes, for they are alluded to in the two firfi lines, used to eat at Weymouth sea-baths and sea-excursions, and that they proved very sweet and agreeable food ; or, that Weymouth, and all its neighbourhood, was in a state of pregnancy with the king's bounty,' and what is worse, with • praise and gratitude likewise, of which there appears no prolpect of a delivery !--Yet this performance is entered at Stationer's-hall !

DRAMAT İ €. The Island of St. Marguerite, an Opera, in Two Afts, and firft

performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. 8vo. De. brett.

This opera is said to have suffered greatly from the hand of authority, which has clipped, lopped,

and maimed it most cru. elly. We truly think the lord Chamberlain cruel to the Reviewers, for leaving a line, a rack' behind. At a distance from the theatre we know not the effect of scenery and music ; but the cotal disregard even of measure in the poetical part, and often of syntax and common sense in the prose, could not, we think, be compensated by the most brilliant Spe&acle. The Man of Enterprise, a Farce. As it is acted by His Majesty's

Servants, of the Theatre-Royal, Nortcich. 8vo. Roa binsons.

The author follows too closely the plot of the Duenna; but his Man of Enterprise,' the elegant apprentice to the keeper of a circulating library at Birmingham, is a character which has as much claim to novelty as to applause. He is a proper hero for a farce; the humor is too broad for comedy, but in its peculiar sphere it is excellent. We hear the whole house, pit, box, and gallery, in a roar-bravobravom.encore.

MEDICA L. A compendious Treatise on the Venereal Disease, Gleets, &c. Dis

vefted of the technical Terms; with the best Methods of Care, fo explained as to render Medical Advice, in the Cure of moji Ve nereal Cafes, unnecessary, in which is given a Lotion for the Prevention of that difagrecable Complaint. By H. Deacons 800.. 35.-6d. Walker,

If this treatife were addressed to the surgeon, and the condu&t was under his direction, we see nothing very reprehenfible in the proceedings recommended; but, in the hands of patients, and with medicines procured from druggits, many




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circumstances may occur to change the wholesome aliinent into prson. We would deprecate every attempt to put the treatment of the venereal disease into the hands of the affected, for there is no complaint in which the imagination is so much influenced, or the reason so weak. In such fituations, a man armed with inedicines is his own worst enemy. Ofervations on the General and Improper Treatment of Insanity:

with a Plan for the more /peedy and offeétual Recovery of Infane Perfons. By B. Faulkner. 8vo. is. Ridgway.

That insanity is more than usually frequent we have fome doubis ; the more frequent appearance of it is owing probabiy to the increasing number of inftitutions in which thole unfortunate people are collected. Our author inveighs with acrimony againit those houses attended by physicians who have an inter. eft in the institution, and hints pretty plainly, that in such places temporary delirium is designedly mistaken for 'madness, and what was not infanity is foon brought to it, while real infanity is protracted. The 'free houses’ are those where any phy: sician atiends whom the relations chuse to trust, and one of this kind is kept, we find, by Mr. Faulkner, at Chelsea. Insinua. tions, however, of this tendency we think highly illiberal, and they force us to remark, that the success of the gentlemen fo much much extolled does not, by their own accounts, seem to have been great : when in the less • free' private institutions we have seen ikill and humanity frequently successful. Perhaps at times the private houles are not so well conducted as those which we have had occañon to fee; and there may be fome where the baseft motives will turn aside the pure current of huo manity. Yer if this befo, he only who is without fault ought 10 cat the itone, and all ihould not be accountable for the faults of a few. We wish M. Faulkner the success he deserves, but he would deserven better by a more liberal conduct. A Treatise on Cancers-; qvith an Account of a New and Succefi

ful Method of aerating, particularly in Cancers of the Breasts or Fifiso. By Henry Fearon. Third Edition. 8vo. 35. Johnson.

In our LIXth and LXIId volumes we reviewed the former, editions of this work, which is now greatly enlarged; without any very material change in its principles. There is fomething myfierious in the subject of cancers ; and while we often per ceive it to be a constitutional difcalc, the peculiar depravation of the luids, their highly phlogistic nature, and the appearance fone imcs of cancer, ariling from a deposition of a peculiar advenilious matter, add to the difficulty: 'The increase of our experience inicreates also our doubts; and we must remark that we hare feen two cases, where there was some reafon to fufpect that the ner operation in which the wound was healed by the first intencios, facilitated' the return. Perhaps the whole of the cancer til 01 taken out; perhaps the foriner method of keep


ing up the discharge contributed to depurate the constitution: but conjectures are endless, and we mention it to keep fulpicion alive, for there are many circumstances of the disease little understood. Our author has now added the effay published in the second volume of the Memoirs of the Medical Society, which we noticed in our LXVIIth volume, p. 349. A Treatise on Fevers; wherein their Causes are exhibited in a new

Point of View. . 870. Skatcherd and Whitaker. The hypothesis maintained by this author, who seems to have borrowed his principles without due consideration, is, that all infectious diseases, particularly fevers, originate from invisible animalculæ. DI VI NI T

T Y. A Letter to the Clergy of the Diocese of Saram. To which are

added, Directions relating to Orders, Infiitutions, and Licences. By Slute, Lord Bijlep of Sarum. Svo. 15. Rivingtons. This

very excellent Letter is full of candour, moderation, true piety, and paternal benevolence. It relates to Sundayschools, of which the bishop is a zealous protector ; the condition of the different churches in the diocese; an explanation and defence of the conduct of the trustees for the management of Queen Anne's Bounty ; fome arguments against the commutation of land for tythes; remarks on residence 'and on the stipend allowed to curates ; advice respecting the accuracy of segilters, and the proper difpofition of benefactions; with some admirable lessons for the younger clergy, as well as thofe who fign testimonials for orders.

The Appendix relates to the instruments expected to be presented to the bishop previous to ordination, and what is expected from the candidates. On all these subjects we shall not transcribe a word, for we strenuously recommend the whole, and will not hazard the chance of keeping back one reader by the fightest anticipation. The Influence of Christianity on the Condition of the World: a Sere

mon preached in Trinity Chapel, Conduit-street, on Sunday Dec. 13, 1789. By Thomas Coombe, D.D. 410. Cadell. In this

very able and elegant discourse from Isaiah xi. 9. the author takes occasion to observe, that though we are still far distant from that general state of peace and tranquility defcribed by the prophet, yet under the influence of the Gospel we have approached very near it. The detail of these different events, and the inferences from the whole, form the bulk of this Serinon, which we can recommend with great satisfaction. A Sermon preached at the Primary Visitation of the right rev. Fa

ther in God, William, Lord Bishop of Chester; held at Richmond, in Yorkshire, August 218, 1789. By Thomas Zord, A. M. 410. 15. Longman. This ingenious author inculcates the necellity of a good ex



ample froin the precept of our Saviour' Let your liglit fó thine before men, &c. To the doctrine of a good example he adds the neceffity and propriety of exerting ourselves in the defence of the religion of Christ; and we can truly fat ihat this Sermon deserves great attention, not only from the practical lef. fons, but from the incidental knowledge displayed in it. Dipping not Bathing; or the Author's Opinion of the Subjee?;

Mode, and Imporlance of Water-Baptifm, according to the Scriptures. By R. Elliot, A. B. as, bd. Johnson.

Mr. Elliot, the author of this pamphlet, maintains, with apparent conviction, that infants are not the proper subjects of baptism ; and that the spiritual mode of that religious infti. tution is not by immersion, but by sprinkling. Whatever opi. nion may be entertained respecting the foundation of his fensiments, it must be acknowledged that he prefents them to the public with becoming modelly and candour. An Examination of the Rev. Mr. Elliot's Opinion, &c. 15. 6d.

Marsom, This author endeavours to refuse the arguments advanced by Mr. Elliot on the subject in question; and rejecting the term mode, as an improper distinction, contends that baptifin, according to the fignification of the word in the original, is itself immersion. With the disposirion of a person who rather enquires after truth than difpures for victory, be imitates the laudable moderation of the writer froin' whole opinion be diffents.


V E L S.. The Fair Hibernian. 2 Vols. 12mo. 6s. Robinsons. * This is an amuting little story; an unprincipled woman, and a jealous husband who allows the story of his death to be propagated, the two hinges on which the story turns, are not very uncommon. A few gallicisms, and a knowledge of the customs of the continent, show that the anthor is above the usual rank of novel-writers: the language too is generally easy and often elegant. Paul and Mary, an Indian Story. 2 Vols. 12mo. 55. Dodfley.

The scenery of this little story is laid in the islc of France ; the objects are new, uncommon, and interesting; but there is too much of the costume of polished life, and occasionally a little error, we suspect, in the descriptions of patural history. Yet, on the whole, tħe tale is well told, and will be peculiarly plearo ing to readers, where foothing melancholy leads them to be fond of pathetic catastrophes. It is a tranlation from the French of M. St. Pierre, and annexed co his. Etudes de la Nav fure.

Historic Tales. A Novel. 8vo. 25. Dilly. We have profeffed our partiality for historic rales, or rather thas minure and embellifhed histúry, which leads us to the manners of


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