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Bay of Naples in the summer of 1199; with Observations on Clarke and Me Arthur's Life of Lord NeLson. 8vo. 7s.

A Treatise on the Passions, illustrative of the Human Mind. Interspersed with Poetry, original and selected. By a Lady. 2 vols, post 12mo. 12s.

Dramatic Romances: containing the Poison-Tree and the Torrid Zone. 8vo. 4s. 6d.

A concise theoretical and practical View of the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb; by which they are enabled to speak, and understand a Language. Containing Hints for the Correction of Impediments in Speech; and a Vocabulary for their Use, illustrated by numerous copper-plates, representing the most common objects necessary to be named. By Joseph Watson, LL. D. 9 vols. 8vo. 15s.

The Female Economist; or, a plain System of Cookery. For the Use of private Families. Containing eight hundred and fifty valuable receipts. By Mrs. Smith. 12 mo. 4s. boards, ,

The Refusal, a Novel. By Mrs, West, 3 vols, l'imo. 11. Is, boards.

The Hindoo Pantheon. By Edward Moor, V. R. S. Member of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta, and of the Literary Society of Bombay. Dedicated to the honourable Jonathan Duncan, Governor of Bombay, and illustrated by one hundred and five plates, containing considerably more than a thousand mythological Figures and Subjects, all taken from original Images, Pictures, Excavation, classical and other Statues, Obelisks, Coins, Medals, &c. never before engraved, royal 4to. 51. 5s.

An Appeal to the Public, or, a Vindication of the character of Mr. William Hale, from the calumnious Aspersions of the Reviewer in the Evangelical Magazine, with a candid Statement of Objections against the London Female Penitentiary. By John Thomas. 8vo.

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A Vindication of the London Female Penitentiary, in Reply to the Rev. Mr. Thomas's Objections to that Institution, contained in his late Appeal to the Public. By O. Hodson. 8vo. 2s.

POETRY.

The Age, a Poem; Moral, Political, and Metaphysical. In ten books. 8vo. 7s. 6d.

The Hospital, a poem. Book I. 4to. 2s. 4

English Minstrelsy; being a Selection of Fugitive Poetry, from the best English Authors, with original pieces hitherto unpublished. 2 vols, sin. 8vo. 14s.

A Selection from the poetkal Works of Thomas Carew. With a Life of the Author j and Notes, by John Fry. 12mo. 4s.

Select Poems, &c. by the late John Dawes Worgan, of Bristol, who died on the 25th of July, 1809, aged nineteen years. Embellished with a Profile of the Author. To which are added, Some Particulars of his Life and Character, by an early Friend and Associate ; with a preface, by William Hay ley, Esq. crown 8vo. 7s,

A short historical Sketch of the Expenses of the Civil List, Pensions, and Public Offices; with some Observations on the Conduct of the modern Reformers. Price Is. 6d.

Copy of a Letter from Lord Minto, and the Council of the Bengal Presidency to the honourable Sir G. II. Barlow, Bart, and K. B. Governor in Council, ForfSt George. 8vo. 2s. 6d.

Effects of the Continental Blockade, upon the Commerce, Finances, Credit, and Property of the British Islands. By Sir Francis D' Ivernois. With Obi servations on Mr. Newenbam's View of Ireland.

England the Cause of Europe'^ Subjugation, addressed to the British Parliament. 8vo. Is.

A Review of Lord Selkirk's Objections to a Reform in the Representation of of the People; in a Letter to Jobn Cartwright, Esq. By John Pearson, Esq. 8vo. Is. fed.

THIOIOCY.

Good Thoughts in bad Times, and

food Thoughts in worse Times. By T. uller, B. D. A uew edition with a Recommendatory Preface. By James Hinton, M. A. Oxford. 18mo. 2s. 6d.

Thoughts on the Sufferings of Christ. By the Author of. the Refuge, pries 2s.

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Esc hoi, a Cluster of the Fruit of Canaan brought to the Borders, for the encouragement of the Saints travelling thitherward with their faces toward

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A Sermon delivered at the old Meeting-hou^e,, Walthamstow, Dec. , 10, 1809; oh Occasion of the Death ttf Mrs.' Hannah' Cooke. To which ■ is annexe* an Address, delivered at her Interment in Bunhill Fields, December 5, 1809. By E. Cogan. 8vo. Is. . ■

A few Words on the Increase of Methodism; occasioned by the Hints, of-a Barrister, and the Observations in the Edinburgh Review. 8vo. 1a

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The History of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: arranged according to the Order of Time, and in tlje exact Word* of the four Evangelists; an Account! of the principal Jewish Sects and Parties; and the prophetic History'of Christ. Illustrated by forty-seven plates, royal 8vo. 11. 6s. J'

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antl agricultural State of the- Country,its parochial History, genealogical and heraldic Records, fcee ,,To vhich is added, a copious Appendix of curious and intonating documents. Ry Samuel Rush Mey'ricli, -A.^.- of Queen's College, Oxford. Printed on superfine wove pa» per, anil hot-pressed, dedicated by permission to the"Rev.Septimus Coilinson, D. D. He. and illustrated by 20 engravings' by Storer and Greig.. royal 4to. 11. 4s.

,A View of the Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands; including their civil, political, and natural History, .-Antiquities, and an Account of their Agriculture, Fisheries, Commerce, and the State of Society and Manners. By Arthur Edmonston, M. D. Illustrated ljy a Map. 2 vols. 8vo. 18s.

The Beauties of England and Wales} or, a topographical and descriptive Account of each County. Vol. xi. 8vo. It, 5s. boards; royal paper21. ■ A Description of the Feroe Islands, containing an account of their Situation, Climate, and Productions; together With the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, their Trade, &c. Translated from the Danish. Illustrated by « map, and other engrayjngs,. By the jtev, ,G. Lan4t- 8vo."l2s. ". A Pictnresqwe Voyage to India; by 4he Way of--China. By Thomas Danit II, R. A* awl William Daniel I, A. R. A. .Part I. (containing live coloured prints ■neatly mounted, with letter press.) Mo. 11. I*. - r.

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ECLECTIC REVIEW,

For APRIL, 1810.

Ait. I. Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade, written by Jamei Montgomery, James Grahame, and E. Benger. Embellished with. engravings from pictures painted by R. Smirke, Esq. R. A. 4to. pp. 160. Price 31. 3s. small Paper, 5\. ft. large Paper. Bowyer, Pall Mall,

JsJCARCELY any doubt, we think, can be entertained of th» success of this publication. In an age of literary luxury, splendid books are a necessary of life; and, as the supply has not yet exceeded the demand, they afe as sure of being taken off by their appropriate order of buyers, as the most ordinary commodity upon the market. The subject of an expensive publication can hardly be "too mean, or its literary merit too trivial. - It is obvious that the authorship forms but a, very trifling element of the cost. The Muses, who had always been beggars down to the time of that most high and. mighty prince king James, are beggars to this day: writing is still the least lucrative of all employments in proportion to' the ability it requires; and, far as we have departed from the thrifty habits and careful policy of our ancestors, yet1 we are not so abandoned as to reward the labours of the learned with a profusion that might endanger their morals,or so rash as to abate the activity of genius by depriving it of the stimulus of hunger. It is, therefore, natural enough,'for the purchaser of a costly book to be somewhat indifferent as to its literary value; for which, whether it be great or small, he must be aware that he is charged comparatively nothing. Topersons of this description it will be sufficient to say, as we honestly can, of the work before us, that it is printed in quarto by Mr. Bensley, on cream coloured wove paper, hot pressed,, and ■embellished with a number of very tine engravings by Raimbach, Scriven, and Worthington, from designs by Smirke,' and wax models by Miss Andras; including a beautiful engraved title-page, with a vignette of Hercules delivering Pro- • Vol. VI. Z ,

metheus, excellent portraits of Granville Sharp, Clarkson, and Wilberforce, and nine engravings in illustration of different passages in the poems. The weight of this recommendation certainly could not be augmented—we hope it would not be much diminished—by remarking, that the subject selected for graphic and typographic embellishment, is the Abolition of the Slave Trade. It would not, we trust, be thought impertinent to suggest, that no event, perhaps, in the history of Britons, is calculated to afford them more satisfaction as men and as patriots, or more justly intitled to every form of celebration that literature and the arts can supply. It is on this very principle, indeed, that another class of the community will contribute to the success of the work; a class, who generally employ their money much better than in buying wide margins and sumptuous prints. The patronage of the publication might therefore be very safely committed to those, who would require no other motive to purchase it, than the elegance it displays, and the event it commemorates.

Poetry, however, should not only be bought, but read: and the public, to whom we are disposed to recommend the present work, will naturally require a description of its contents, and an estimate of its literary pretensions.

The first thing we meet with, is an advertisement, in which the Proprietor acquaints us with the laudable motives that

{irompted him to the undertaking. The next is, a very needess explanation of the vignette, in Jyrical verse. The three portraits follow, each accompanied with a brief eulogy, denominated an 'account,' of the philanthropist it represents. We must not criticize tb.is preliminary matter too narrowly. What most displeased us was the ' accounts.' It seems, very unfortunately, never to have occurred to the writer, that a brief sketch of the lives of these illustrious men, would have been far preferable to a panegyric upon their merits; that while the former vyas a task in which the most ordinary talents could hardly fail, the latter might challenge (if indeed it had not exhausted) the best energies of orators and poets; that facts were always more valuable than declamation, and that where there was so little chance of being brilliant or original, a prudent man would only endeavour to.be instructive; that a. splendid quarto, intended to commemorate the Abolition of the Slave Trade, might with no great impropriety have included the date of that event ; and that a few details of the origin and progress of the traffic, the extent to which it was carried, and the successive uTorts which resulted in its suppression, might have beeu introduced in the three memoirs, without encumbering one additional page, or being censured as uninteresting or irrelevant.

The poems of which this volume substantially consists, make their appearance under several disadvantages. In literature, as well as in life, those very decorations and distinctions which conciliate the great and awe the vulgar, produce Juite an opposite effect on men of sense and discrimination, retensions are more nicely examined, and excellence more rigorously exacted. No standard seems too high, no scrutiny too jealous. The severity of justice is enforced by the prejudices of pride. The law of England, aware of the influence of previous opinion in forming the judgement, and despairing of an absolute neutrality of feeling between the public and the individual, has interposed on behalf of the weaker party, and prepossessed the most trusty of her ministers in his favour. But if prejudice be formidable to any writer, it is especially to a poet. Mathematicians may defy hostility, secure in trie impenetrable nnnour of truth, and the irresistible arms of demonstration. It is said to be difficult, however, to convince a man against his will; to please hiin, is next to impossible. A poet, whose precise object it is to

E lease, cannot possibly be judged with equity, unless he is eard with indulgence. The susceptibility of agreeable emotions, the very sense by which poetical merit must be felt, is necessarily enfeebled, more or less, by the prevalence of suspicion or ill-will. It is only in the kindest and most peaceful moments, in the profouridest silence of the passions, that we can hear the sweetest tones and finest echoes of poetry. We are not at all surprized, therefore, at the apprehension? intimated in a very modest preface by the author of the first poem in the volume, from the prejudice which its splendor might excite, — Another obvious source of unfavourable judgement, which is also alluded to by Mr. Montgomery, is the singularly interesting nature of the subject, combined with the perfect notoriety of all its parts. The one may encourage the most sanguine expectations, which the ether may render it impossible to fulfil. The history pf the Slave Trade is so copious, that poetry can scarcely atig-r ment the number of incidents; and so impressive, she can hardly add to their effect. The most artful and ingenious fiction might strive in vain to excite a tenderer pity, a more vehement indignation, a deeper horror, than is awakened by a bare narrative of the facts. M\ these emotions, however, have been excited already; arid the same facts can never excite them again to the same degree, haying lost part of their power in losing all their novelty. These emotions, moreover, have been very frequently excited for a series of years by the utmost efforts of eloquence and poetry j the public mind has been rendered in a certain

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