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mian language and literature. Two numbers have appeared, whose contents correspond with this object. They incinde translations of select pieces from Lucian, Cicero, Pope, and the Messiah of Klopsteck. The editor is assisted by Witsch Negedly, J. Mysliwecki, Joseph Jungman, and others. ■'
M. Stephen Kultsar has entitled his paper, published at Pest, in the Hungarian language, Hu:ni tudeJtusok, "Advices of our Native Country." He has already more than 200 subscribers; and the Comitates wish to remove the prohibition, by which he can insert nothing but domestic Hungarian articles. A sheet is published twice a week, since July 2. Price for the half year 4 florins. M. Kultsar, formerly Professor of Elocution, and tutor to the young Count Festerits, writes a pure Hungarian style. This journal finds its way into the neighbouring countries, as Servia, Bosnia, Moldavia, and Wallachia.
For some'time'there was expectation of the appearance of a journal, under the title of Austrian Leaves (Oesterreklihche Blallen) which was to embrace much, but at present nothing is said about it.
There are some appearances as if the Censurate here would imperceptibly become milder, at least many free spoken words in' the foreign newspapers receive the " tole-' ratur," if not the " ndmittitur." :rti 1"
Fifteen booksellers were declared insol- > vent at the September Fair, and it is feared that fiftyfnorewill follow them at Easter. The last catalogue contained in all 3,077 articles, among which were ■" ■• <■!.■■■■• Theology- -. - - -' - - . - 257 Jurisprudence, including Political '. ?•■
Economy - - - • l- -•■•*• .'- d3t • Philosophy -■■'- - - - - - -,66.
Education ----«- ,a ■ -177'
Natural History - - - * w '■'- 59 Mathematics - -' - «-uw.».i- 88' Geography, including Voyages and
Nine Answers to the tbUowing Prize Question of the Amsterdam Societyfor the Increase of Religious Knowledge, have been received: " How comes it, that in our dark and sorrowful times* insensibility is so great, and a sufficient attention to the dispensations and judgements of God •s so littlo observable? And what are the best means, and most applicable, to' counteract the spreading of that insensibility }<• The answer of M. C. A. van der . Broeck, preacher, at Oud-Beizerland, hap •Hained the prize.
Professor N. Revai has published the first division of the second volume of his Gramnaiicu Hungarkaetuboratior: it relates to tlie Verbs. ■ ''
At Pest, M. Tanarki has published a Hungarian translation of Tasso's Jerusa- * lem delivered.
M.'Franuis von Pusposky, Canon of Grosswardein, in-Hungary, by his last will appointed the sum of 24,000 florins to be applied to charitable uses: his executor has disposed of this legacy as follows:
5000 florins for the erection of a "hospital for the sick atOrosswardein, for the use of all religions and classes, in the county of Bihar: the care of establishing this is undertaken by Mr. Sandorffi, an active physician in the county.
10000 florins for the support of village schools in the diocese of Grosswardein.
7000 florins for the increase of salaries to local ministers,
1000 norin6 for philosophical experiments in the royal academy at Grosswardein. - L
.1000 florins for reward-books to children, who answer best in the parish catechisms. - •
The number of students who have at-'' tended the catholic P&dngogia in the five' literary circles of Hungary, in the course of the year 1304, amounts to 11,832, out of whjch 4533 were pupils to thePiaristes; 1228 to the Benedictines, Cordeliers, and Minorites; and -6047 Here educated in those - colleges where the instruction of youth is committed to the care of lay professors.
-In 1803, Mr. Tank, a merchant ofBer-' gen, beqneathedtothat rityfiOjOOOcrowne,' tor the foundation and support of a primary school. • In 1805, a glover of Odensee, named Kahn, bequeathed his own dwel!,ng-house and 50,000 crowns for the establishment of an asylum for orphans, and otner destitute children. M. Glarup of Copenhagen, in the same year, left legacies for the relief of the poor, and for the support of the school-masters of the little island of Gioel.
The following is said to be a correct Statement of Works printed in the year 1805, in all the provinces of the Prut-' sian States j the provinces of Anspaeh and.
Cleves excepted, and likewise all political Another Journal appears at Moscow,
news-papers, intelligencers, almanacks, under the directionof M. Kutnsof, ancient
and academical dissertations. Curator of the University, entitled, The
Number of Friend of Illumination, or Journal of the
Subjects. Works. Sheets. Arts and Sciences.
Tine arts, romances, plays, M. von Murr, of Nurembuvg has sent to
music- -_---- 145 2691 his majesty the Emperor of Russia, three
Miscellaneous works, journals, manuscripts of the great mathematician
&c. ------- 62 2335 Johannes Regiomontanus, together with
Theological works - - - - 108 2112 some rare printed works of the same au
Medicine and surgery- - - 80 1694 thor. They have been placed in the linpe
Oeconomics ------ 65 1446 rial Library, and M. von Murr has been
History and biography - - 55 1363 honoured by his majesty with a present of
Geograpby.statistics, voyages,. a superb brilliant ring,
&c. 49 1187
History of literature - - - 5 831 Spain.
Politics -------42 780 The Admiralty is in possession of a«
Physics and chemistry - - 32 767 immense collection of observations and
Jurisprudence ----- 33 747 ships' journals of the most interesting
Books for youth - - -. - 58 689 kind. It is only within a very short pe
German and other living Ian- riod that these treasures have been em
guages ------ 24 505 ployed to advantage. In 1797, an idea
Ancient and extra European was first entertained of erecting an ofiice
languages- ----- 6 114 called the Hydrographic Archives, where all
Mathematics, arithmetic, &c. 23 489 observations are collected, arranged, and Philosophy, ethics, &c. - - 27 474 numbered, for the purpose of projecting Technology, trade, and com- the best maps and charts from them. This^ merce ------- J8 367 capital institution, which properly cornNatural history and botany - 21 349 menced only in 1798, will soon become Military science - - - - 11 239 very extensi re; as the directors are men
Greek and Roman classics - 12 239 of the greatest talents, zealous, and inde
Greek and Roman antiquities 6 122 fatigable. This is proved by the number
Pasdagogic and school books - 13 114 of maps which have already been publisb
Coius and medals - - - - 2 61 ed in so short a time.
Political writings - • - - 6 48 Don Ventura Barcaistcgui began in 1791
Astronomy ------ 3 38 a.map of the Philippine Islands-, which
Treemasonry ----- 1 10 are said to amount to 1100. They were
discovered by Magellan in 1540, and hava
Total 907 19791 been described by Le Gentil, La Perouse, and Malespina. In the Indian Record Proportion, bi/ Provinces. Office there are numerous MSS. relating Electorate of Brandenburg -357 8318 to the Philippines, with the voyages of FerProvinces of Lower Saxony -238 5369 nandode la Torre, Garcia Escalante, MarSilesia ------- 143 3402 tin de Yslares, and many others, which
Bayreuth ------ 64 1095 partly relate to the voyages of RuyLopee
South and New East Prussia - 42 536 de Villalobos in 1542.
Neumark ------ 14 '320 Sweden.
West Prussia ----- 15 232 In the Swedish province of Smaland, the
Pomerania ------ 3 56 birth place of the famous Linnaeus, a sub
—— - i scription is opened for the purpose of
Total 907 19791 erecting a monument to his memory.
—— ■ The Academy of Sciences of Stockholm
Russia. publishes its Transactions yearly, in one
Several periodical works have very re- volume 8vo.
tently commenced in Russia. One, enti- The Royal Academy of Belles Lettres
tied 'Notices of the North, is edited by M. publishes likewise one volume annually.
Martignon, well known for his translation The Journal Economique is continued by
efLonginus. It will exhibit the history of the Patriotic Society, and forms six num
learning and civilization in Russia, with bers yearly. the lives of its most illustrious men.
Art. XXXII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED,
^COMMUNICATIONS to the Board of Agriculture on Subjects relative tothe Husbandry and internal Improvement of the Country. Vol. 5, Part 1. 12s.
No. I. of the Beauties of Antiquity; or, Remnants of Feudal Splendor and Monastic Times. By .1. Hassell, Esq. 2s.
A System of Chemistry, by J. Murray, vol. 1 and 2. 8vo. 11. Is. to be completed in four volumes.—The third and fourth volumes, which complete the work, will be published in the course of the winter.
A new Translation of Persius, with the wigigal Latin and Notes, 8vo. 7s. 6d. royal paper, l()s.
Part I. of a new Gazetteer, on a more correct and copious plan than any hitherto published, with Maps and Plates. 2s. oil.
A General and Classical Atlas, with blank. Duplicates of each Map, and a Treatise on the Principles of Geography; by the Rev. Edward Patterson, M. A.—This work is published in the following forms, and at the prices annexed.
1. Fine paper, full coloured and hotpressed, with blank duplicates of each map, 31. 12s.
2. Ditto ditto, without the blank map, 31.3s.
3. Inferior paper, outlined with colour, with blank duplicates, 11.16s.
4. Ditto ditto, without the blank maps, 11.11s. 6d.
N. B. Any desired number of blank sets may be had with one set of the full maps, price coloured, 9s. per set, plain, 5s.
Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain, &c. vol. 10, 11, and 12, from the French. By Thomas Johnes, 11.16s.
Hollinshead's Chronicles of Scotland, a new edition in 4to. 2 vols, plates, boards, 11.10s.
Reflections on the Administration of Civil Justice in Scotland, and on the Resolutions of the Committee of the House of lords relative to that Subject. 2«. 6d.
An Elementary Treatise on Pleading in Civil Actions, by E. Lawes. 7s. 6d.
A Faithful Account of an important Trial in the Court of Conscience, by J. Jamieson, L. L. D. 2s. 6d.
Practical Observations on Urinary Gravel, and Stone; on Diseases of the Bladder, and Prostrate Gland; and on Strictures of the Urethra. By Henry Johnston, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinb. 8vo. 5s.
Esculapius; or, the Pocket Physician, a Collection of scarce and curious Receipts in Medicine and Surgery. 2s. 6d.
Observations on Indigestion; ill which is satisfactorily shewn the efficacy of Ipecacuana, in relieving this, as well as its connected train of Complaints peculiar to the decline of life. Translated from the French Memoir of M. Daubenton, Member of the Royal Medical Society at Paris. 8vo. Is. 6d.
A Treatise on Insanity; in which are contained, thePrinciples of a new and more practical Nosology of Maniacal Disorder* than has 3-et been offered to the Public; exemplified by numerous and accurate Historical Relations of Cases, from th« Author's public and private Practice. With Plates illustrative of the Craniology of Maniacs and Ideots. By Ph. Pinel, Professor of the School of Medicine at Paris, Senior Physician to the Female National Asylum La Salpgtriere, &c. Translated from the French by D. D. Davis, M. D. Physician to the Sheffield General Infirmary. 8vo. 9s.
A Letter to the Earl of Moira, containing a Review of the Libellous Pamphlets, by a Barrister. 2s. 6d.
Third Report of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. Distributed gratuitously.
Dialogues, Letters, and Essays, on various Subjects, by A. Fuller. 3s. 6d.
• Tales for Domestic Instruction, by H. Ventum. Is. 6d.
Christmas Holidays; or, the Young Visitants, a Tale. Is. 6d.
The Vase of Fancy; or, Happy Association of Mirth and Ingenuity. Is. (id.
Orlando Herbert; or, the Runaway, a Tale. 4s.
The Laundress's Check Book; or, Complete Family Washing Book, for kcepiag a
A genuine and corrected Report of the Sptaer.es of the late Right Hon. W. Pitr, in the House of Commons, from his entrance in Parliament in 1781 to the close of the Session in 1805. 4 vols. 8vo. 21.2s.
Napoleon, and the French People under his Empire. From the German. 8vo. 9s.
The Goodness of God; to wh'ch are added, Pious Meditations; with important Considerations, and Advice to the Young unmarried Man and Woman. By W. N. Hart, Esq. 8vo. 10s 6d.
The Leading Features of the Gospel delineated. By the Rev. N. Sloan. 8vo. 7s. 6d.
A Sermon delivered in the Parish Church of St. Bene't, Gracechurch Street, by G. Gaskin, D. D. Is.
The Superintending Agency of God a Source of Consolation in Times of Public and Private Calamity; a Discourse delivered to the United Congregations of Protestant Dissenters in Exeter, Nov. 2,1S06. By Lant Carpenter. Is.
A Tour through some of the Islands of Orkney and Shetland, with a View chiefly to objects of Natural History, but including also Occasional Remarks on the State of the Inhabitants, their Husbandry, and Fisheries; with an Appendix, containing Observations, Political and Economical^ on the Shetland Islands, a Sketch of their Mineralogy, &c. By PatrickNeill, A.M. Secretary to the Natural History Society of Edinburgh. 8vo. 5s."
regular Accosnt of Linen, &c. given out to Wash, Iron, or Mangle, for the Year 1807. Is. 3d.
The Invention, Principles of Construction, and Uses, of Unimmergible Boats, Stated in a Letter to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales,1 by L. Lukin. Is. 6d.
Desultory Observations on the Public Securities, and Hints on Taxation, by a Revenue Officer. 2s.
An Instinctive and Entertaining Medley, in Eight Lessons. fid.
Canine Gratitude; or, a Collection of Anecdotes illustrative of the faithful Attachment and wonderful Sagacity of Dogs. By J. Taylor. 3s.
The British Indian Monitor; or, the Anti-.Iargonist, Strangers' Guide, Oriental Linguist, and various other Works, compressed into a Series of portable Volumes on the Hindoostanee Language; with Information respecting Eastern Tongue?, Manners, Customs, &c. By the author of Hindoostanee Philology, &c. Vol. I. SI.
The Chimney Sweeper's Complaint, a Poetic Tale. 9d.
A Monody, occasioned by the Death of the Right Hon. Charles James Fox, with Notes, Political and Biographical. 2s. 6d.
An Elegy on the Death of H. K. White, who died at St. John's Collage, Cambridge, Oct. 19, 1806. Is.
The Seasons in England, Descriptive Poems, by the Rev. W. C. Taylor, A. M. 4s.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have to thank many friends for various hints and communications which will-be tyitably regarded.
In compliance with the wish of a correspondent, who signs F. R. S. we insert his "attempt to translate Catullus's inimitable lines, quoted Eci. Rev. ii. p. 901." Though it should be admitted; that " the ideas are accurately preserved, and the simplicity not wholly lost," he must be aware th*t a measureless distance remains, in point of graee^. fulness and expression, between the original and the copy. This difference, perhaps, jnay Tie reduced to its lowest terms, by taking the epithets desiderata and long'd-far a* ilk exponents.
"O, what more blissful than release from cares!
We regret that Mr. Satchell's Strictures on the Review of Thornton Abbey, Eel. Rev; H. p. 1029, came too late to receive due attention in the present Nuinjn*.
ERRATA. Vol. II. p. S44, 1. 25 from bottom, for litis, read\i\ss. p. 723, I. nit. after good, insert health. p. 1016, 1. ult. for egregigious, redd egregipas j>. 1W4.2, 1. %, fv warrant, rau( warrants.
For FEBRUARY, 1807.
Art. I. The Principles of Moml Science. By Robert Forsyth, Esq. Advocate. Vol. I. 8vo. pp. 520. Price 10s. fid. boards. Edinburgh. Bell and Bradfute; Longman and Co. London. 1805.
(~)N a subject of so much importance to mankind as moral science, our attention could not fail to be considerably awakened, when this volume came before us; and indeed we began the perusal of it with a strange persuasion, that the author was in reality an ' Advocate' for virtue, morality, and religion. We should feel ourselves happy in announcing to the world that this expectation had been fully realized; and that at least, if the author had advanced nothing new, on a subject which has been so fully investigated by many of our most acute reasoners, we should have found such a judicious selection of excellences, as would in some measure have atoned for the want of originality. On either of these grounds we should have availed ourselves of his labours with pleasure, and have warmly recommended the publication to the notice of every serious inquirer after truth. But unfortunately, instead of finding Mr. Forsyth an Advocate for those truths which are the foundation of virtue and happiness in time, and of our expectations in eternity ;—truths, on which the virtuous rest their hopes, and from which the guilty derive their fears ;—we are compelled to behold him as a feeble Advocate for those principles of infidelity, with which Christianity has been so ineffectually assailed, from the days of Porphyry and Julian to those of Robert Forsyth, Esq. In a scientific view, indeed, his work is perfectly " toothless," and does but little more than flutter in the rear of the army of scepticism, or swell the catalogue of those books which rally round the writings of Diderot, D'Alembert, Hume, and Voltaire.
St. Paul has told us, That all have sinned, and come short of the glory ofGod (Itom.iii.23) ; but Mr.Forsyth tells us(p. 410) "That in truth there is no such thing as moral evil to be found
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