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Hints for the Management of Har-Beds, and Dircetions for the
Culture of early Cucumbers and Melons. To which are added, brief Infiructions for pruning Wall and Elpalier Trees. 8vo. 15. Dilly.
These directions are in general judicious and proper, but occasionally too rehned. The shaking the male flowers over the female ones, and watering with a solution of sal ammoniac, wę consider as some of those minute refinements which are of very little importance. We knew a gentleman who used constantly to cur away the male flowers from his cucumbers, which he called falsc' bloffoms, and thought they weakened the plant, without any obfervable deficiency of fruit. Idees sur l'Opera, prefentres a Mereurs les Soferiptrurs, les Ae
tionndirrs, & les Amateurs de ce Spectacle. Par M. le. Trxiet. • 8vo... 25.6.2. Hookham, - M. le Texier's • Idees' are diftinguished by taste and judg. ment, though often fanciful and generally too minute. In the condud of the new opera house it will afford many very useful hints-Attend. Les Premices de ma.Jeunelle, ou le Pcras Moderne dans ke Royaume
de Cathai. Par B. Frere, de Cherenfi. 12mo. 25, Evaos.
This is a wild eccentric tale, told with much humour and pleasanıry. The author would imitate Volaire, and comes behind him only in those arch sarcaftic reflections, that extent of knowledge, which enables him to frike at the vulnerable part of whatever comes in his way. Alemoirs of Prince Willian Henry, Duke of Gloucester, from his
Birth, July 2:41h. 1689, 10 Odober, 1697. - 8vo.
The young prince, whose life is related in these Memoirs, was fon of princess Anne, afterwards queen of that name, and prince George of Denmark. He was born at Hampton-court, on the 25th of July, 168, and soon after created duke of Glos cester by king William. The present narrative, which is a biographical curiosity, is written by one Jenkin Lewis, fome time servant to the prince's mother. It ends in October 1697 ; from which period it is continued by the editor, till the duke's death, which happened in the end of July 1700. A Letur to the Rev. Richard Price, D. D. LL.D.F.R.S. &c. sapon bis “: Discourse on tbe Love of our Country,” &c. &c. By BW. Coxr, A. M.T.R.8. F. A. S. 8vo. Išo. Cadell. -Mr. Coxe reprehends the abfurd and inconfiftent doctrines of Dr. Price's celebrated sermony, which we were induced ro csa. mine at fonie length. Our author examines his principal pofi. tion, the definition of the love of our country'; his obfervations on he tes laws, his misrepresentation of the effects of the Re
volution, and his carneft zeal for innovation, with equal ability and attention. His Letter is cool, argumentative, and, judicious. It may be read by Dr. Price with advantage, and by every real lover of his country with pleasure. A free Examination of Dr Price's and Dr. Pritfloy's Sermons.
By the Rev. W. Krare. 8vo. 25. Dod@cy. This is an able Examination of the Serir ons mentioned in the title. We might, however, obferve, in our ruru, that though we agree
with our author in general, we could except against some parts of his reply; and, in his answer to Dr. Priestley, he has, in more than one place, I ft room opco for a rejoinder. He is mistaken in thinking that we were afraid of Dr. Priestley, and on that account declined à particular examination of his fermon: hur conduct, in general, Thows that we are not actuated by such mean and contemptible morivés.' We did not examine it, because on the ground he had chosen the was unanswerable. He did not, indeed, consider the queltion on its broadest and molt extenlive bafis; and when we came to view it in this light, we did not fcruple to say that the ground was untenable. Memoirs of the Life of Robert Adair, Ef.410.. 25. 6d.
Kearsley.. These are the Memoirs of the courtier, the good-natared, friendly superficial' znan, the favourite of the fair-rather than of Machaon. In thort we forget that we are reviewing the life of a furgeon, and meet with intrigue rather than cures, and of broken promises instead of broken limbs. A few fimzy reflec tions eke our pages barren of incident, and the neats middle style, fuited to the subject, amuse us, and make us forget the imperfections of the biographer and his subject. If the fullest information could have told no more, we may observe that this is cold well; but, in ihat case, perhaps, Mr. Adair should not have had an historian : we Mould not otherwise have discovered the inanity of his professional linc, or have learnt from another example, that mildness, attention, good humous, and good for tune fucceed without the affistance of learning, judgment, of filt. The Duty of Conftables
, containing Infructions 10 Conftables, Petty Confiables, Headboroughs, Tythingmen, &c. in the several Par ticulars of their Ofice. 8vo. 6d. Robinsons. This abstract of the law, relating to the duty of contables, is published by the dire&tion of the society for carrying his majelly's proclamation into effe&t. It is a plain, accurate, and ju. dicious compilation.. Remarks on the comparative ddvantagrs of Wheel-Carriages, of different Structure and Draught. By Robert Anftiće. Sve.
Baldwin.. Though we might perhaps complain that too much crite in. formacion may be found in this litile volume, yet the subject is
explained with so much ability and perspicuity, that it deserves ous commendation. The crrors are few, and of little importance: the merits are considerable; and we may recommend ibele remarks to students, and to gentlemen who wish, in an casy way, to acquire some knowledge of the principles of wheel-carriages, to be enabled to judge of proposed improvements. The Duty of a Member of Parliament; clearly explained in a Lci.
ter from a Nobleman to his Son. Svo. is. 'Ridgeway. This pamphlet is a burlesque upon the duty of a member of parliament, and as deitute of all pretensions to wit and humour, as it is of delicacy, The Letier, when ascribed to a no bleman, is degrading to nobility; and, when addressed to his Yon, reflects disgrace on the gravity of the paternal character, Reprefentation of the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed
for the Confideration of all Matiers relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, upon the prefent State of the Laws for regal
the Importation and Exportation of Corn: and submitting to bis Majesty's Confideration fome further Provisions, which are wanting to amend and improve the faid Lacus. 410. 25. Stockdale. This is a full, and appears to be an accurate Representation of the subject. It affords evidence that the stricteit enquiry has been made into all the circumitances of the corn-trade; and therefore, if the present regulations should not prove entirely effectua), the means of rendering then more applicable to the Auctition in the price of corn, will be ascertained with greater certainty. The Art of pronouncing the French Language ruith Propriets. By
M. du Forfroy.“ 6s. Boards. Gardner. M. du Frefnoy thinks, that the pronunciation of the French Language may be taught by rules; and that these will give a more perfect, fteady, and correct mode of speaking than the best examples, without the affiltance of a system. We have often had occasion to give our opinion on the opposite lide; but we may observe, that those who think rules neceffary, will not find any more correct, judicious, and clear than those of our author. Merbode pour commencer l'Etude de la langue Italienne. Par M4
Curioni. Partie 1. 12mo. Printed for the Author, Metbede pour le perfectionner dans la Langue Italienne. Par M.
Curioni. Partie 11. 12mo. Dirto. These are two introductory parts to a number of little works designed by M. Curioni to facilitate the progress of the fludent of Italian. The infructions are clear, fimple, and judicious
chiefly calculated indeed for the French Nudent, but well adapted to convey the knowledge of the idionis, and peculiar turns of each language. Idiomes de la Langue Francais, traduits par des Idiomes Italiens,
Littéralement conformes aux Idiomes de la Langue Angloise avec des Commentaires, pour servir de Syntaxe à la Grammaire de ces frois Langues. Par M. Curioni.
Ditto. In this work our author is neceffarily obliged to select those plain and obvious phrases, where the idiom is the farme in French, Italian, and English; or rather those sentences which are not idiomatical in either language. Yet there are so few in which Some pecularity does not occur, that the value of the work which was deligned to consist of the fimilarity of the turns (tornures) really results from their variety; and these give occafion, at the same time, to some useful observations on the idioms of each language. In the history of Italian in the preface, we suspect M. Curioni is not perfectly accurate in saying that Latin was not spoken in Italy after the invasion of the Goths. The Latin cominonly spoken in Rome in the time of the later emperor's, was probably not so diftane from the old Italian as from the language of Cæsar and Cicero. In this preface the author has pointed out some of the ditficulties of the Italian language, as an exercise for his scholars, Le Génie de la Langue Italienne. Par M. Curiori, 12m0.
Ditto. If the former work was defigned to explain the connexion of the Italian with other languages, this is a collection of those phrases which are entirely different from any which occur ia chose languages. It contains fome very useful excrcises to in.. itruct proficients in the language of those difficult Italian auchors, which sometimes even ihe Italians themselves can scarcely understand. Breve IAoria dei Poeti Italiani, ad Ufo de Principianti nella Lingus
Italiana. Dal Signor Curioni. Svo. Dicto. The effay on the Italian poets is written in Italian : the style is clear and easy for the use of beginners ; and the phrases are deligned to illustrate the rules of the Italian grammar, which are for that purpose subjoined. Morale di Moise, ad Uso de Principiante nella Lingua Italiana.
12mo. Ditto. This work, originally written in French, contains some of the most solid and unexceptionable maxims of the Jewish legirtator. The ftyle is fimple and caly, calculated chiefly for itu. dents of the Italiast.
CORRESPONDENCE. It is impossible for us to reply particularly to what the au. thor of the New, Theory of Redemption bás remarked. la foine intances, he seems to have misapprehended our meaning; and, in others, we muft continue to differ from him: let us, However, review his remarks, and select one or ewo of the most important objects.
it the depravity of human nature had not been originally admitted, the whole work inuit have been ufelels; and we till. think that it was improper to discuss in the body of the work a position on which the whole inuit depend, or w.contend sich Herfong who denies the divine authority of Scripture on the grouods of Scripturc, for the argument, particularly pointed wgajnit Mr. Hume, falls far short of its intended aim. The p... pulation of America is discussed, if we are not greatly millaken; but the quellion, we allow, is not decided.
Again Socrates, the author observes, was an individual oply, and by no means perfect, to that the argument against the very great depravity of the human race is not sufficicndly valid. We could not conceive it poflibie for our argument to be mil. taken: we have fufficiently,cxpanded it in osher places. In. Itina is blind, and though unei'ring, unaccommodating in different circumtances; it is alio regular, and contant without alteration and without improvement. The faults of the firit pair are continued by their fucceffors, in the fame series. Let us put Socrates then out of the question : is not the nature of man meliorated by society?' Is not humanity, are not justice, equable laws, and arif liberty preferable to the cruelty, the irregular exertions of power, and the defpotism exercised by The itrongelt, in the favage siate? If lv, man by his own ef forts, has amended his nature, and corrected in some degree his depravily, We congend not that be is perfect, but the declanations on the depravity of huinan nature link him ftill in that gulf of liv, from which his own improvements have contributed to draw hiin.' This we côntend is trifling and erroneous:
In the remarks on the system of Bolingbroke, we observed that the extremes nearly mero our author thinks them very diftant; but unfortunately has taken the opposite extreme. We are accused too of a Socinian tendency, in faying that the ac count of the creation and fall is allegorical. Many wife and good men, who believed in the fall of Adam, and its conse. quences, have thought the fame: we 'alluded only to the language, which is evidently figurative ; and our author cannot, afier a moinent's, reflection, think it real. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for instance, muft neceffarily be figurative: could any bodily nouriliment, in our author's opinion, even inform or enlighien the mind? If it could, we hope the secret is not yet lost. He will excuse this little sally which we could not avoid ; ard-e hope on some other subje&ts, our opinions may more nearly coincide.