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This wink contains, amongst other topics, a minute and interesting account of the baronies of Bargie and Forth, in the southern part of that county, occupied by the descendants of an Anglo-Saxon colony, planted there by Earl Strongbow in the reign of Henry II. exhibiting a state of society in which, for decent and orderly manners, for industry and improved cultivation, the inhabitants surpass other districts of Ireland, and hardly yield in comfortand happiness to many of the best districts of Great Britain.
The same author is about to publish an account of his labours, in endeavouring to establish the Nymph Bank Fishery, together with a plan for the establishment of Fishing Companies to trade to the coast of Ireland, and other fishing grounds on the southern and western coasts of Great Britain, in which he is zealously supported by a great number of noblemen and gentlemen, at the head of whom are the Marquis of Lansdowne, Lord Romney, Lord Somerville, Sir William Paxton, Mr. Hoare, &c.
Mr. Fraser is also preparing for the press a new edition of his Inquiry respecting the Support of the Population of the Highlands of Scotland, and the Permanent Employment of the People; in which he maintains that the Caledonian canal will have a very limited effect o*j either; and proves, that very extensive lines of inland navigations may be formed at a moderate expence, and, notwithstanding the mountainous nature of the countrj', may he carried on very long levels, from the sea coasts to the internal highlands, for the difiusion of coals and lime, by which the cultivation of those countries, can be extensively improved, and abundant and profitable employment found for the surplus population driven out by the monopolizing system of sheepfarming. Some extensive lines of this inland navigation have been surveyed this last summer under the direction of Mr. Rennie, at the suggestion of this gentleman, and under the patronage of the Earl of Breadalbane, and other noblemen and gentlemen of that country.
Walter Scott, Esq. is preparing for publication a new poetical work, to be entitled, Six Epistles from Ettrck Forest.
The Poems of Richard Corbet, late Bishop of Oxford and of Norwich, to which are now added, Oraiio in Obitu Henria Principis, from Aslimole's Museum, biographical notes, and a life of the Author, by Octavius Gilchrist, Esq. are nuurly ready for publication.
Mr. Park is preparing for the press the principal poem of Adam Davie, called the Life of Alexander.
Mr. Burnet has a new work in considerable forwardness, entitled, Specimens of English Prb*e Writ rs, from the earliest Times, to the close of the seventeenth eentuiy; with Sketches, Biographical and Literary, including an account.of Books, as well as of their Authors, with occasional Criticisms, &e.
Mr. C. Stower lias in the press, and will speedily publish, a new edition of the Printer's Grammar, which will contain the improvements of the last fifty years in the theory and practice of printing: also many useful tables and scales of prices, never before published.
Some Posthumous Juvenile Works of Mrs. Chapone are announced, containing her Letters to Mr. Richardson, in her 18th year, on the subjects of Parental Authority and Filial Obedience, her Correspondence with Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, and some fugitive pieces never before published.
Mr. Joseph Nightingale is preparing for publication an Impartial View of the Origin, Progress, Doctrines, Discipline, atld Singular Customs of the Wesleyan Methodists, in a series of letters, addresson1 to a lady. This work is intended to include several interesting particulars relative to the divisions which have taken place among the Methodists, since the death of Mr. Wesley; and will be interspersed with a variety of curious anecdotes.
M. Lasterye's two works upon Spanish Sheep, and upon their introduction into other countries, are translating by Mr, Luccoek, who will add notes, illustrating the breeds of foreign, sheep, wool, and woollen manufactures.
Mr. Thomas Tomkins, of Foster-lane, will bring forward this month his new work, entitled, "Rays of Genius." The design of the publication is, not only to excite in youth a desire for literary pirn suits, hut earnestly to recommend the cultivation of those virtuous affections, and of that refined taste for the only true pleasures of life, which cannot fail to secure to them the respect and esteem of every friend to rising merit.
A handsome edition of the works of the Rev. John Newton, in five octavo volumes, is in the press.
Dr. Clarke, of Cambridge, has published proposals for printing by subscription a Collection of Twelve Glees, to be dedicated to the Duke of Gloucester. For the aceommodation of those who are not accustomed to read from the score, an accompaniment for the piano-forte will be added to- such of the compositions as require a soprano voice. The principal part of this work has already been distinguished in public performances.
Sir William Ousery is preparing for the press, an English translation of the celebrated Persian work, entitled Nozahut at Coloub, quoted by D'Herbelot, de Sacy, and other learned orientalists, under the name of the Persian Geographer. Sir W. had translated, several years ago, different parts of this valuable work, but as none of the manuscripts which he possessed, or had opportunity of inspecting, were perfect, some wanting the chapter on the rivers of Persia, others the part which describes the mountuins anil mines, others the sections on the roads and the stages from one city to another, he was induced to defer the publication until an accurate and perfect manuscript should be found. Having been so fortunate as to obtain one, he has completed his translation, supplied all the defects, and corrected the errors which abounded in the other copies. From the accuracy with which the Persian geographer describes the distance of places and roads, rivers and mountains, as well as the cities, towns, and villages, the errors of all the maps of Persia hitherto published may be .corrected, and a multiplicity of names added. To the antiquary and historian this work will hot be less interesting than to the geographer, as it describes the monuments of former ages found in various parts of Iran, or Persia, and contains many curious Anecdotes of the ancient sovereigns of that celebrated empire. This work will form a quarto volume, with a map."
Mr. Gell, whose Topography of Troy is well known to every antiquary and admirer of Homer, will shortly favor the public with an Account of the interesting Island of Ithaca, its geography, antiquities;, natural productions, manners, and customs of its present inhabitants, &c. &c. &c. This work, which will form a quarto volume, is to contain a variety of maps, plans, and other engravings, representing the ancient citadel of Ithaca, the city of Bathi, the ports of Polis, Frichias, Maurona, the rock called Homer's School, with an accurate geographical survey, and a general map of this celebrated island.
Messrs. Aikinhead and Son will shortly publish a Picture of Newcastle upon Tjme, containing a guide to that commer
cial place and its manufactories, a description of the Roman wall, the coal-p mines, and the manner of working them; to be illustrated by a plan of the town, the coal district roundabout, the coal jri's, railways, and Slailh.t on the rivers Tync and Wear. ..
Captain Thomas Williamson, author of the wild Sports of India, has a new work, on Mathematics in considerable forwardness, entitled, Mathematics Simplified, and practically illustrated, by the adaptation of the principal problems to the ordinary purposes of life, and, by a progressive arrangement, applied to the most familiar objects in the plainest terms. The mechanic, the artist, and others, may, by this compendious code, be enabled to'augr»ent or reduce, to measure or compute, to plan or execute, with precision, and with 1 he greatest appreciation, whatever operations, dependant on the mathematics, may be required by their respective avocations. In the course of this work, vyhich will be found both interesting and intelligible to ladies, an ample description of the several instruments and scales in modern use will be given, and a complete essay on the art of surveying lands, &c. by such simple inventions as will preclude the necesity of costly and complex instruments.
The Rev. James Cordiner, A. M. Chaplain to the Honourable Frederic North, during his late government of Ceylon, is about to publish a description of that island, containing an account of the country, inhabitants, and natural productions, with a tour round the island, a journey to Kamisseram, and a detailed narrative of the late warfare with the King of Candy : embellished with twenty-four engravings from original drawings, in two volumes quarto. This work is said to contain much new information, and to give a view of every interesting subject in the island of Ceylon: the manner of ensnaring and taming the wild elephants, the mode of diving for the pearl oysters, the stripping of the cinnamon bark, and the process of collecting natural salt, are all minutely described, from actual observation and authentic documents. The plates exhibit the costume of the country, the most striking scenes along the coasts of the island, as well as some peculiar features of the inland districts, executed by eminent artists, from drawings made on the spot. Descriptions of the forts and towns, the rural scenery, the dresses and manners of the natives, and the state of the English society, enter into the plan. To which is added, a list of the present civil and military establishment in Ceylon. Ramisseram, a small island dedicated to religion, <mder the dominion of the East India Company, will be here represented in its real state, its splendid pagodas, and sumptuous buildings for the reception of travellers, are well calculated to excte admiration. The narrative of the campaign of the British for :es in the Candi an territories, the author informs us, was compiled at Coliimbo, from the information of the principal civil servants of government, and an extensive' correspondence with respectable officers in the field. This Work will include a medical report concerning the health of the troops in the month of April, 1803, by trie suprrihtendant of huspitals inCeyion, whose observations throw great light c.ithft nature of the climate, and the diseases to which it is subject. The v>-ork concludes with a description of the Ceremonies practised at the Candian court.
A gentleman conversant with West Indianaffairs. arid wh'o has already written on the subject, is preparing an interesting sketch of tne "Black Empire of Ifeyti, (heretofore St. DonVngoj from communications with' tlSe heads fjf its present government, with officer's of that government, ami intelligent pVi'sofi^in the neighbouring Antilles, (HI* whose rirmies will in due time be announced) as Well a^frorn the latest accounts; translated" rrt France. It will alsb comprize a succinct account of the early histor}',' now first plid! shed froirt the best French authorities, and be illustrated with a new -rfiap bftftat island. It is not to be exfeited to exceed an ordinary octavo volume and will be pit to press almost mmediatel'y. . Frorhthtfta'ture of its resources,which with! a variety 6f cither matter, include the whole Of theffifdrmation imparted to government as the ground for licensing a trade with HaytS, this woitt cannot fail to afford every necessary Information relative to that new and extraordinary empire. To it wirl. also be'added some hints as to a plan for supplying the colonies with la1>oureYs.
A new edition of Mr. Turner's History •of the Anglo-Saxons will be soon pubiisiied, in twovo'u'hies quarto. It contains Inany Corrections and idditions. An account of the first peopling of Britain, and its History, to the time of the Saxon invasion,'is 'orftaihed in a previous introduction. This will make it a com pi te History bi England to the period of the "Norman' conquest. The article of the Saxon poetry is much enlarged, and the history of the ballad aid of narrative poetry, during thit period, is inserted. The fabulous History »f Arthur is omitted, but
an inquiry is made into the origin of the romances concerning him.
Mr. John Pinkerton is preparing for the press a New Modern Atlas, to consist of at least as many maps as are contained in the new edition of Mr. Pinkerton's Geography, but of the size called Atlas, so as to correspond with the celebrated works of D'Anville. It is supposed that the whole expence of this Atlas, executed in a more capital style than has ever been before attempted, may be about twenty or twenty-five guineas; and it is proposed that it shall be published in numbers, each containing three, or four maps.
A new edition of the Conversations on Chemistry, with considerable additions and alterations, is in the press, and may be expected this month.
Scientific Dialogues, volumes seven and eight, on Chemistry, have been delayed on account of the author's illness, but they may be expected in a week or two, with a new edition of the first six volumes.
M. Francois Hue, one of the attendants of the late King of France, who, after the 10th of August, was selected by his Majesty to remain with the Royal Family, has a new work in the press, entitled, The last Years of the Reign and Life of Louis, XVI.
The Life and Writings of the Rev. H. Tanner, of Exeter, edited by Dr. Hawker are in the press.
A new edition of Mr. Duppa's Life of Michel Angelo, with several additional plates, is nearly ready for publication.
A new edition of the Complete Farmer, a work which has been greatly delayed by the unfortunate destruction of Mr. Hamilton's printing-office by fire, is now nearly ready for publication. It is said to be much enlarged in it's plan, forming two large volumes in quarto, and comprehending all the various discoveries and improvements in modern husbandry and rural economy, in the nature of tillage, cultivation, the modes of breeding, rearing, and managing, with the systems of feeding and fattening different kinds of live stock; and the methods of laying out, forming, and constructing roads and embankments, as well as a full and correct explanation and glossary of the numerous terms of the art whether of a general or local nature, constituting, of course, a book of copious instraction and useful reference on the important science of agriculture; the diseases of cattle and other animals, that interest the farmer, have also been carefully arranged arid digested under their proper heads, and the most appropriate remedies, or means of cure, introduced. The whole illustrated by nearly one hundred engravings, representing the most useful and improved implements, and other machinery employed.in the business of farming; the most esteemed natural and artificial grasses, and the various improved breeds of domestic animals.
Dr. Young's Lectures on Natural Philosophy, in two quarto volumes, which have been delayed on account oi the numerous engravings, will be ready for publication by the end of this month.
Mr. I. P. Maleolm, in consequence of some remarks in the review of his work intitled, "First Impressions," (E. R. Vol. HI. p. 2jP) has adopted a more characT teristic title, "Excursions in Kent, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, and Somersets-hire, made in the years, 1302, 1803,and 1803, illustrated by descriptive sketches of the most interesting places and buildings, in those counties, and deli* neations of character in different ranks of life, fcc."
We understand that the Dissertation on - Hebrew Roots, left in MS. by the late Mr. Pirie of Newburgh is now printed off, under the particular care of a very eminent T-iterary Character iu Edinburgh; this work will be published in London early this month.
A second edition of the Memorabilia of Perth is already far advanced at press: we understand that several very curious papers are inserted in this Edition from the Collection of the Antiquarian Society, with additional Engravings. The publisher has signified his intention of selling this appendix separate, to accommodate the purchasers of the first edition.
A second edition of Pirie's Lectures on the Millennium, Conversion, ar"i Restoration of the Jews, &c. is about to be published.
The Rev. Joseph Robertson of Edinburgh, has announced the Publication of a new Gazetteer; and a very beautiful publication is announced from Perch to appear early in May, it consists of twenty four Picturesque Scenes in the Highlaii'lsof Scotland, engraven in aqua-tinta, and printed in colours, with interesting letter press descriptions, by Mr. R. Editor of the New Gazetteer.
In the course of this month, the three first numbers of an original work on Biblical Criticism will be published, entitled, "An Introductory Key to the Holy Scriptures" It is intended to point out the spiritual meaning of the Old Testament, in a
manner which has not hitherto been followed. A concise view is given of every chapter. These three numbers contain Genesis and Exodus.
We feel much satisfaction in announcing to the public the important undertaking o. a monthly publication, which commenced in Jannary under the name or "the Fathers of the English Church," coutaining a selection from the writings of the Reformers and early Divines of the English Protestant church. The secies has already given several highly interesting tracts and extracts from the venerable Tindal. This work promises to render considerable service to the cause of evangelical religion among all denominations of Protestants in this country, who . venerate the principles of the Relbrmation; and we have the fullest assurance, that the object of this selection is to exhibit the sentiments of the English Reformers on all doctrinal, experimental, and practical parts of Divinity, without entering into those which have divided English Protestants on the subject of Discipline.
The simplicity and evangelical tendency of those writings, which are contained in the selections from Tindal, equally adapt them for the pious reader of every class who knows the value of genuine truth. We cannot but entertain sanguine hopes that the circulation of these now scarce but highly estimable originals of primitive protestantism, will be attended with eminent advantages to the cause of true religion, both in and out of the establishment. We have reason to believe that the work is conducted by persons of great respectability, well qualified for their undertaking.
Mr. Custance of Kidderminster, is preparing for the Press, a concise view of the Constitution and Laws of England, to be dedicated by permission to W. Wilberforce, Esq. M. P. and which he intends to publish by subscription.
The Hereditary Prince has remitted to the Academic Library at Kiel, the sum of 6000 Danish Crowns, for the purpose of purchasing the Library and collection of geographical maps and charts of M. Hensler.
Rainsford's history of Hayti has been translated into German and published at Hamburgh.
M. Ch. G. Rost has written in Latin and published at Cahla a history of the war of the French againt the Austrians and their allies from the year 1792 to 1601, intended for the use of students of the Lntin language. (Breciarium historic belli Gallorum adversus Attitriarcs eoritmqite sneios inde ab anno 1792 usque ad annum 1801 gesti. Jucenibus literarum studio emulantibus scripsit Ch. G. Host. 8vo. pp. 160.)
M. J. F. Van Beck Calkoen has published at Amsterdam, illustrated by three plates, an Essay on the Theory of the construction and Motion of shi1>s, (PViskirndige SheepsBouui en Bestuur, &c. 4to.)
M. Koewesi has published at Clausinburg, a work entitled OrtAographia Latino-Valachka, in which he endeavours to prove that the pronunciation of the Wallachian language very closely resembles that of the Italian.
M. Thaddeus Patenyi has published at Szegedin a Latin poem on the coronation of the Emperor Napoleon.
M. E. Kulcsar has obtained permission to publish at Perth a Hungarian Literary Gazette, solely intended for Hungary.
Art. XXXI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
A short Account of the Cause of the Diseases in Corn, called by Farmers, the blight, the mildew, and the rust; by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. With Marginal Annotations, by an Agriculturist, F. R. S. royal 8vo. With two coloured plates.
General Biography. By J. Aikin, M. D. Thomas Morgan, and W. Johnston, vol. 6th 4to. 11. lis. 6d.
Memoirs du Compte Joseph de Puisaye, vol. 6th. 8s.
The Second Volume of the Life of Dr. Priestley, containing a Review of his Theological Works, and Observations on his Character ami Conduct as a Christian Minister. To which are added, Four Sermons left for Publication 7s. 6d\
The Works of Sallust, Translated into English, by the late A. Murphy, Esq. 8vo. 9s. large paper 12s.
A New Writing Book; or, Patent Copper-plate Copy-Book; by which Children, or other Persons, may learn to write a good hand in less than half the time it usually occupies. By W. Sheppard, 4 parts, 9d. each.
Synonymes de la Langue Francaise, par M. De Levisac, 12mo. 6s.
An Analysis of the Experiment in Education made at Madias; comprising a System, alikefitted to reduce the expences of education, abridge the labour of the Master, and expedite the progress of the Scholar; and, by Schools of Industry, to economise the maintenance of the Children of the Poor: By the Rev. Dr. A. Bell, Rector of Swanage.
Fabulous Histories, designed for the Instruction of Children, respecting their treatment of animals; by Mrs. Trimmer, 3 vols, with plates 6s.
The First French Grammar, consisting of the Accidence of that Language, briefly expressed and perspicuously displayed: Containing every thing essential, and nothing superfluous; by M. l'Abbe Bossut, 1 s. 6d. bound in cloth.
A Key to French Conversation and French Idiom; Consisting of easy and familiar Phrases and Dialogues, English and French, adapted to the memory of Children at an early age; by M. l'Abbe Bossut, Is. sewed.
The French Syntax; with Illustrations and numerous Exercises annexed to every Rule, &c. by M. I' Abbe Bossut, 2s. 6d. bound in cloth.
Dictionnaire Universal des Synonymes de la Langue Francaise recueillis; par M. l'Abbe de Levisac, 6s.
A Connected Series of Notes on the chief Revolutions of the principal States which composed the Empire of Charlemagne, from his Coronation in 814, to its Dissolution in 1806. On the Genealogies of the Imperial House of Habsburgh and of the six Secular Electors of Germany, and on Roman, German, French, and English Nobility; by Charles Butler, Esq. royal 8vo.
Historical Dialogues for Young Persons of both Sexes. By Mary Hays, vol. 2. 4s.
Lavoisne's New Genealogical, Historical, and Chronological Atlas; being a complete Guide to History, both Ancient and Modern: exhibiting an accurate Account of the Origin, Descent, and Marriages of alt the Royal Families, from the beginning of the World to the present Time; with a short Historical Account of the remarkable Events that happened during the Reigns of each Emperor, King, Queen, Prince, &c. in the above Period. Thirty-six large sheet Maps, coloured. 41. 4s. half-bound.
A Dictionary of the Law of Scotland, intended for the ust of the public at larje.