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common life. Our author has chosen for his scene the laiter days of Lewis XII. followed by the reign of Francis, the co• teinporary and rival of Charles V. the friend of our Eighth Henry. This æra comprehends many active and splendid scenes; but the continued Rory of so long a period, though managed with some skill by a part being thrown into narrative, is occafionally tiresome. On the whole, our author's historical outline appears to be correct, and he often fills it up in a pleasing and interesting manner. His account of the Chevalier B.yard seminds us of a new life of the Chevalier, without fear and without reproach,' which we mean, if possible, to notice.
MISCELLANEOUS. Additions to Dr. Price's Discourse on the Love of our Country,
containing Communications from France occafioned by the Congratulatory Address of the Revolution Society to the National 4Jombly of France, with the Answers to them. 8vo.
The Additions relate to the correspondence between the national asembly of France, fome provincial patriotic assemblies, and the Revolution Society of London. We see them with pleasure operating to remove the national jealousy and enmity between England and France. We think the late revolution in France a glorious one for the general cause of liberty and humanity, and are not afraid to declare it, though an unqualified declaration has so lately appeared likely to destroy the connexion between two able chiefs of opposition. We could willi, however, that the menibers of the national assembly, by receiving a daily Itipend, did not subject themselves to the fufpicion of defignedly procrastinating the public bufiness. We have been informed, that the various presents of plate, of buckles, and even the wages of prostitution, are not sufficient for this daily expence, which amounts to eighteen livres (fifteen shillings) for each deputy. Review of the Pamphlet, entitled ' A Discourse on the Love of our
Country, by Richard Price, &c.' Svo. Faulder.
The author, who assumes the signature of a True Whig, exam mines Dr. Price's Discourse with great freedom, and endeavours to show that its tendency is to sow the seeds of heresy in a reli. gious, and of rebellion in a civil sense. Our brother-reviewer is not, however, a very able or a very acute critic; and in his podirical sentiments he is not a True Whig.' The Toaft-Master; being a genteel Colle&tion of Sentiments and
Toasts. 6d. Abraham. A collection of sentiments and toasts, void, indeed, of the obfcenity fo frequent in fimilar publications, but not likely to add much to the pleasures of convivial mirth. The Seaman's New Vade Mecum; containing a pranical Elay on
Naval Bork-Keeping, evith the Method of keeping the Captain's Books, &c. By R. Liddel. 8vo. 5. Boards. Robinsons.
. This Treatise contains a practical Effay on Naval Book. Vol. LXIX. Feb. 1790.
keeping, with the method of keeping the captain's books, and complete instructions in the duty of a captain's clerk, &c. The methods of keeping the signal-books are illustrated with numerous coloured engravings ; every part of the work is executed with great perfpicuity; and a brief maritimne dictionary is added. On the whole, we think that Mr. Liddel, the author, has performed, in this practical treatise, an acceptable
vice to the royal navy. Public Improvement; or, a Plan for making a conoenient and
band/sme Communication between the Cities of London and Hikminfcr. By W. Picketi, Esq. 8vo. 25. 6d. Bell.
The plan proposed in this pamphlet is for making a convenient and handsome communication between London and Westminiter, and has not only been suggested, but zealously urged, 'though as yet without effect, by alderman Pickelt, the present lord mayor of the city. The public-spirited propoler, belides anfwering the objections which have been made to the defign, offers additional arguments in its favour; with the liberal tender, likewise, of one hundred pounds, as his first subscription.
The History of Three Brothers. 12m0. 6d. Stockdale. This Hiilory is extracted from The Children's Miscellany.' It is moral and entertaining, and accompanied with the History of John Gilpin, Gray's Elegy in a Country Church Yard, and Pope's Universal Prayer ; though we cannot perceive with what propriety the first of these three, which is a humorous production, Niould be joined with the others, Reports of the Special Provision Committee, appointed by the Coare
of Guardians in the City of Norwich. By E. Rigby. Svo. is. 6d. Johnson.
It appears from these Reports, that in the space of three years, during which Mr. Rigby acted as one of the guardians of the receptacles of the poor at Norwich, he and his affociates were enabled, by the reformations which they introduced, to discharge a debt of five thousand pounds, and to reduce the rates from four to three shillings in the pound. Such an ex. ainple of economy in those establishments is highly worthy of imitation ; and we would, on that account, recommend the perufal of the present pamphlet to all who have any concern in the management of limilar institutions over the kingdom, Maxims and Observations, Moral and Physical. 8vo. 35. in
Boards. Bladon. These miscellaneous materials, though arranged without order, are evidently selected with judgment, and seemingly with considerable variations from the ancient moruliits. That the editor has in fact a greater hand in the work than he claims, appears from its general uniformity, which adds not a little to is merit,
Cantabrigienfis Graduati; Sive Catalogus, &c.-- An Al;habiti
cal Lifi of the Names of those on whom the Univrsity of Ciumbride has bestorved any Degree, from the 1'ear 1659 to 1787. 410. 55. fewed. White and Soc.
This is nothing more than an alphabetical list, unquestion. ably authentis, of the names of those on whoni the univerfity of Cambridge has bestowed any degree, from the year 1659 to 1787. The number amounts to about twenty-two thousand. A Diary of the Weather, during the Icar 1786. 8vo. 15. Booker.
This register, which has been kept by a gardener twenty miles east from London, contains the history of the itate of the atmosphere at nine o'clock in the morning, one in the afternoon, and fix in the evening, every day throughout the year. Obfervations on the Weather, taken from the Thermometer and Ba
rometer, during the Year 1787. 8vo. 9d. Booker. This diary, which must have been kept with great pains, specifies the height of the barometer and thermometer four times in the day, with an account of the weather, and the di. reétion of the wind. An Account of Cures by Velno's Vegetable Syrup. By J. Stvain
fon. 25. Ridgway. Mr. Swainson, the author of this pamphlct, has formerly published a number of cases, illuftrating the efficacy of the syrup in disorders arising from scorbutic impurities, or obitrucrions in the lymphatic system; and he now confirms its utility by additional evidence. The Lady's Complete Guide; or, Cookery and Confectionary in all their Branches. By Mrs. Cole. 820. 6s. Boards. Keartley.
Mrs. Mary Cole appears to be a monopolist of domestic arts and expedients. She presents us not only with cookery and confectionary in all their branches, but with the Complete Brewer, the Family-Physician, &c. &c.-Too much, too much, Mrs. Cole, in all conscience! Crokery and Pasiry. As taught and practired by Diri. Macizier,
Teacher of these Arts in Edinburgh. 25. 6.1. bound. Elliot and Kay.
Which, indeed, is all that we are competent to say on the subject, A new Grammar to teach French and Englishmen. By D. Blondin, Professor of Divinity at the Fuillans, Paris. 8vo. 25. Bell.
This grainmar contains useful rules for pronunciation, and the different subjects are well arranged; but it is too concise to serve as a complete introduction to the French language. The Reflector. A Selection of Elays on various Subjects of come
mon Life. From original Papers: 2 Vols. 1 2m0. gs. Lane, These Efrays, we are informed, were written in a country, R 2
town, by a plain man, for the perufal of plain readers. They are, in general, ainusing and intrudlive; but more confpicu. ous for juftness of sentiment than uniformity of composition. The Marriage Law of Scotland stated. By J. Martin, one of the Solicitors of the Court of Seffion in Scotland. 8vo. is. Jancson.
The author of this pamphlet addresses himself to the lord high-chancellor, and affirms, in opposition to his lordship’s opinion, that, in Scotland, consent of parties is not sufficient to conititute marriage, but that the ceremony of the church is absolutely indispensible towards the validity of the contract. The authorities adduced by Mr. Martin, however, in support of this assertion, are so far from proving the doctrine he main. tains, that we think in reality they contradiet it. The Universal Gardener's Kalendar, and System of Practical Gar.
dening; displaying the completeft general Directions for performing all the various practical Works and Operations necessary in every Month of the Year, agrreably to the present most successful Methods, &.. By J. Abercrombic. 5s.' Stockdale.
This experienced gardener, Mr. Abercrombie, never culti. vated the earth with greater diligence than he now displays in inculcating the principles and practice of horticulture, as evidently appears from the present and the iwo succeeding articles. In the treatise immediately before us, he professes to deliver the completeit general directions for performing all the various operations necessary in every month of the year, agreeably to the most improved methods of modern practice. He likewise profesies to give a comprehenfive display of the ge. neral system of gardening, in all its branches, viz. the kitchen. garden, fruit-garden, flower-garden, pleasure-ground, Ihrubbery, plantations, and nursery, green-house, hot-house, forcing-houses, &c. Mr. Abercrombie'e long experience, and extenfive knowledge in his profcflion, will not permit us to entertain the smallest doubt but the present work, as he affirms, actually exhibits a complete system of gardening. But let 43 atiend him through his subsequent progress as an author, The Complete Kitchen Gardener, and Hot-Bed Forcer; with the thorough practical Management of Hot-Houses, Fire-Walls
, and Forcing-Houses, and the improved modern Culture of the Pinery Stoves, and Pine-.Apples; being a thorough practical Display of these most capital Branches of Gardening in their general Culo ture, and agreeably to the present greatly improved modern Proorio By J. Abercombie, Author of every Man his own Garderer, commonly calıcd Marve's Gardener's Kalendar; but the Work of J. A. only.
55. Stockdale, No fooner had the production mentioned in the preceding article been laid before the public, than Mr. Abercrombie again steps forth as an author, and announces that now before us, as Likewite a Complete System of Gardening, in all its various
branches. On examining this treatise, however, we find it to be nothing more than the practice he had recommended in the Kalendar, industriously thrown into a new form. And, indeed, what more could be expected, if, as he assured us, the former treatise was a complete system? But we have not yet done with this ingenious author, so fruitful in the multiplication of his literary productions. The Garden Vade Mecum, or Compendium of Gardening; and
defcriptive Display of the Plants, Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, and Fruits, and general Culturc; comprifing a Syftematic Display and Description of the several Dilries of Gardening and Plane tations, under separate Heads; giving Intimations of the Utility, general or particular Plans, Dimenfions, Soil, Situation, &c. By J. Abercrombie. 12mo. 45. bound. Stockdale.
In this Treatise we are presented with a third Complete Syf. tem of Gardening, diversified indeed from the two preceding, in point of arrangement and expreflion, but in practice entirely the same; and, what is not a little remarkable, this Vade Mecum, though entitled a Compendium, contains actually a greater number of pages than either of its immediate predecessors. Cometilla ; or, Views of Nature. By Polingrove Robinson, Esg. Vol. 1, Being an Introduction to Aftronomy. 8vo. 35. Murray.
Our author has very happily combined amusement with in. struction, and has even made his instructions entertaining. In the adventures interweaved with the astronomical elements, there is a little improbability, induced, perhaps, from the dil guise cecessarily thrown over real events to prevent them from being known to be real : they are, however, very interesting and often pathetic. The introduction to astronomy is clear, familiar, and elegant, but our author's orrery is not happily described ; and we think it would be found impracticable to confiruct a fimilar one. Besides, the proportions, as usual in orreries, are facrificed to give a splendid spectacle. In other respects Mr. Robinson's astronomy is not very exceptionable.
As the language is familiar and perfpicuous in general, we were more disguited with a few inaccuracies. • By what con. trivance (says the author) does he (the sun) top the sky archways,'p: 10" There is there a group of small stars,' p. 47.• Phæbe's throes' instead of agitation, p. 250, &c. are instances of this kind, but they are not very numerous. We hope that the author in his future volumes will avoid them. We shall be glad to see the continuation, since we think it will prove a va. luable work for the instruction of young people, and particu. larly to give ladies fome general knowledge of what they are not expected to be intimately acquainted with. This seems to be the author's design from his motto:
Virginibus puerisque canto.