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THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW,

FEBRUARY & MAY,

1810.

VOL. III,

LONDON PRINTED.

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OF

ART. I. Herculanensia; or Archeological and Philological Dis-

sertations: containing a manuscript found among the

Ruins of Herculaneum

Page 1

II. Voyage de Dentrecasteaux, envoyé à la Recherche de

la Pérouse, publié par Ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur

et Roi, sous le Ministère de S. E. le Vice-Admiral De.

crès Comte de l'Empire. Redigé par M. de Rossel,

Ancien Capitaine de Vaisseau

Page 21

III. Fables and satires, with a Preface on the Æsopean Fable.

By Sir Brooke Boothby, Bart.

Page 43

IV. Effets du Blocus continental sur le Commerce, les

nances, le Credit, et la Prospérité des Isles fin

niques. Par Sir Francis D’Ivernois Page 50

V. Wallace : or, the Fight of Falkirk. A Metrical Ro-

mance

Page 63

VI. Etat Politique, Civil, et Militaire de l'Empire de Russie ;

suivi de Lettres sur le Gouvernement, les Mæurs, le

Commerce, les Colonies, et les Etablissements Aca-

démiques de la Russié. Par J. B. Leroy de Flagis,

Exlégislateur, Membre actuel du Conseil Géneral du

Département de la Seine Inférieure, ci-devant des Aca-.

démies de Dijon & d'Arras, ancien Directeur Proprie-

taire d'une Colonie Allemande établie sur le Volga,

entre Saratof & Astracan, sous le Regne de Cathe-

rine II.

Page 69

VII. CEuvres d'Archimède, traduites, littéralement, avec un

Commentaire. Par F. Peyrard, Professeur de Mathe-

matiques et d'Astronomie au Lycée Bonaparte : Suivies

d'un Mémoire du Traducteur, sur un nouveau Miroir

ardent, et d'un autre Mémoire de M. Delambre, sur

l'Arithmetique des Grecs. Ouvrage approuvé par

l'Institut et adopté par le Gouvernement pour les Bi.

bliothèques des Lycées. Dédié à Sa Majesté l'Em-

pereur et Roi

Page 89

VIII. The Life of Alexander Nowell, Dean of St. Paul's; chiefly

compiled from Registers, Letters, and other authentic

Evidences.'By Ralph Churton, M. A. Rector of Middle-

ton Cheney, Northamptonshire; Archdeacon of St. Da-

vid's and late Fellow of Brazen-nose College Page 1.11

IX. The Nature and Extent of the Demands of the Irish Ro-

man Catholics fully explained, in Observations and Stric-

tures, &c. By Patrick Duigenan, LL. D. M. P.

Letter from the Right Hon. Lord Grenville to the Eati

of Fingall

Page 11

ART. X. The Present State of Turkey; or a Description of the

Political, Civil, and Religious Constitution, Govern-

ment, and Laws of the Ottoman Empire; the Finances,

Military and Naval Establishments; the State of Learn-

ing, and of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts; the Man-

ners and Domestic Economy of the Turks and other

Subjects of the Grand Signior ; &c. &c. Together

with the Geographical, Political, and Civil State of

the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia. From

Observations made during a residence of fifteen Years

in Constantinople and the Turkish Provinces. By

Thomas Thornton, Esq.

Page 129

XI. Mémoires de la Comtesse de Lichtenau, écrits

par

elle-

même; contenant des Anecdotes secrètes sur la Cour

de Prusse, &c.

Page 144

XII. The high price of Bullion a Proof of the Depreciation of

Bank Notes. By David Ricardo.

Reflections on the Abundance of paper in Circulation,

and the Scarcity of Specie. By Sir Philip Fran-

cis, K. B.

Page 152

XIIL. Journal d'un Voyage dans la Turquie d'Asie et la Perse,

fait en 1807 et 1808

Page 161

XIV. Ευριπιδε Τρώιαδε. Euripidis Troades, partim Codicum

Manuscriptorum, partim ope conjecturarum emendata.

Subjicitur Appendix, in quâ Carminibus Euripideis

quæ vulgò habentur Monostrophica verus et vetus ordo

nunc demum restituitur. Studio G. Burges, A. B.

Trin. Coll. Cantabrigiæ.

Eveitaids ovoca. Euripidis Phænissæ. Cum Notulis

edidit G. Burges, A. B.

Page 167

XV. A Serinon preached before his Grace the Archbishop of

York, and the Clergy, at Malton, at the Visitation, Au-

gust 1809. By the Rev. Sydney Smith, A. M. Rector

of Foston, in Yorkshire, and late Fellow of New Col-

lege, Oxford

Page 185

XVI. Voyage à la Cochinchine, par les Iles de Madère, de

.

Ténériffe et du Cap Verd, le Bresil en l'Ile de Java.

Par John Barrow, &c. Traduit de l'Anglais, avec de

Notes et Additions. Par Malte-Brun Page 194

XVII. A Course of Lectures, containing a Description and

systematic Arrangement of the several Branches of

Divinity, accompanied with an Account, both of the

principal Authors and of the Progress which has been

made at different Periods in Theological Learning.

By Herbert Marsh, D. D. F. R. S. Margaret Professor

of Divinity, Cambridge

Page 205

XVIII. Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson, &c. &c.

By John Charnock, Esq. F. S. A.

The Life of Lord Nelson. By Mr. Harrison.

The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson. By T. O. Churchill.

The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K from his Lord.

ship's Manuscripts. By the Rey. Stanier Clarke, F.R.S.

and John M'Arthur, Esq. LL.D.

Page 219

THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

FEBRUARY, 1810.

Art. I. Herculanensia ; or Archeological and Philological

Dissertations : containing a Manuscript found among the Ruins of Herculaneum; and dedicated, by permission, to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. 4to. pp. 214. 3 Plates: London. Cadell and Davies. 1810.

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'HE publication of this highly interesting volume must ever be

considered as a memorable event in the history of classical literature. One only of the eight hundred manuscripts, found almost fifty years ago, at Herculaneum, has hitherto been printed ; the remainder has been lost to the world till the present day, when we are informed that no less than-eighty volumes have been rendered legible, by persons employed under the munificent patronage of the Prince of Wales. We are confident that every lover

, of elegant literature in these kingdoms must feel the exertions of His Royal Highness, on this occasion, as a personal tie of gratitude, giving additional force to those sentiments of duty and respect which he is bound to entertain for the heir to the crown of the empire: and that so marked a demonstration of an enlightened zeal for the cultivation of learning, exhibited to the world under many difficulties, and in a distant country, cannot but add another ray of glory to the lustre of the British character.

The Herculanensia are the joint production of the Right Hoa nourable William Drummond and Mr. Robert Walpole. We most willingly bear testimony to the profound erudition and extensive knowledge which they have displayed in their dissertations : and we thank them most sincerely, Sir W. Drummond in particular, for their co-operation, in promoting the great work of rescuing these remains from oblivion. We shall proceed to give some account of the steps which have been taken for this purpose, at different times, in the words of our authors.

In the midst of a brilliant court, surrounded with all the embarrassments of greatness, obliged to live rather for the many than for the few, and apparently abstracted from the graver cares of litera

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