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Able thou art, and worthy to preside,
Brunswick vouchsafes to choose thee for his guide ;
Envy in spite of Faction shall declare
Thy labours honest, and thy toils sincere ;
To serve thy country, men like thee must feel

For decent Fame, and love the public weal. That decent fame was however an unlucky throw, and hath af forded room for some critics to conjecture that the whole compliment (of which we have copied but half) is ironical; but we consider it as mere simple praise :-- so much the worse, some readers will say; but that is no fault of ours. Art. 14. The Anti-Palliferiad; or, Britain's Triumph over France. Dedicated to the Hon. Augustus Keppel. 4to. 18. 6 d. Bew.

• Heav'n sure winks not at treach'ry so profound!
Stern vengeance must her right severe exact ;
Arouse the sleeping genius of the isle,
Its thunders point againft the Gallic foe;
By Keppel led, no more to 'scape his ire,

Nor safety find from Palliserian fraud.' If the foregoing lines are not wholly sufficient to determine the rank and character of this panegyric on Mr. Keppel, let the following be thrown in as a make-weight:

. In heroic spirit Briton drew her sword.'

"Too clement Briton to a conquer'd foe!' The Admiral must be vanity-proof, indeed, if he be not overelated with all the fine things that are said of him, and to him! Art. 15. An Heroic Congratulation, addressed to the Hon. Au

gustus Keppel, Admiral of the Blue; on his being unanimously, honourably, and fully acquitted of the Five malicious and illfounded Charges exhibited against him by Sir Hugh Palliser, Vice-Admiral of the Blue. To which is annexed, an Address to the Public, containing the Five Charges, interspersed with Metaphors, Animadversions, and Allusions, suitable to the Subject, to display their Absurdity, and vindicate the untarnished Honour of the British Navy. 4to. 1 s. 6 d. Dodsley, &c.

What an happy man is this Admiral ! Verse-men and prose- men, and authors who write neither prose nor 'verse, all brandish their pens, and join the general huzza for Admiral Keppel! The following two pair of lines will serve as a sample of this heroic Congratulation :

• What's more incredible than all before !
A third Charge says, the Blue's Vice Adm'ral wore; .
And laid his head towards the enemy,

Then in their wake, as near as be cou'd be.' If this Gentleman's Muse has done with the Court-martial, we would recommend to her attention the Sessions-house at the OldBailey. The trials, in that court, in rhyme, might procure us an annual volume, which would bid fair to rival Withers's Britain's Remembrancer, and WARD's versification of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion.



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Art. 16. A Congratulatory Ode to Admiral Keppel. By the Au

thor of the “ Ode to the Waslike Genius of Britain." 4to.
Dodsley, &c. 1779.

Making due allowance for the hafte with which this poem (according to the time of its publication) mutt, have been composed, we think it has considerable merit. The last line of the eighth stanza is worth whole reams of those puling “ Copies of Verses" on Deaths,

Marriages, Burials, and Battles, with which our morning, evening, e come weekly, and monthly papers are stuffed : e corte

- The waters roar,
And point their rage 'gainst Albion's rocky shore;
The dalhing waves her firm-bas'd rocks defy,

And toss the deafening billows to the sky. 5 d. Bu

A second edition of this poem has appeared, with some corrections, and notes relative to the principal military occurrences of Mr. Kep. pel's life, which commenced with Anson's famous circumnavigation of the globe. Art. 17. Neptune ; a Poem. Inscribed to the Hon. Augustus

Keppel. 4to. I s. Kearsley. We are informed that the Author of this piece is young, and that mice? it is a first and hasty performance. He ought to be very young, inbe fou

deed, who pleads that circumstance in excuse for such gross defects as are found in the poem before us.

But whatever allowance may be made for fcribbling lines fo imperfect as these, nothing can ex cuse their being offered to the Public. It is with regret we utter such

harsh truths; but would it not be more cruel, and even criminal n! to mislead perhaps a well-disposed youth, by a false tenderness,

which, possibly, might operate to his irreparable detriment?
Art. 18. The Keppeliad; or, injured Virtue Triumphant. 4to.

I s. 6 d. Harrison.
Bepraises and berhimes the admiral, the sailors, the trial, the
fentence, and every thing, and every body except poor Sir Hugh.
Keppel's address to the court-martial begins with

" When I had fought for forty seafons past,

Little I thought 'twould come to this at last.” Do not mistake him, Reader : the poet, we mean.-He intends not, we assure you, to burlesque the subject : the Author is as true and zealous à Képpelian as ever huzza'd, or toss'd a brick bat at a window. Art. 19. A remarkable moving Letter. 4to. Faulder.

1779. A wicked wit, making merry with Mrs. Macaulay's second marriage. Art

. 20. An Epistle from Edward, an American Prisoner in England, to Harriet, in America. 4to. 6 d. Fielding and Co.

Poor Edward laments, but not in poor verse, the hardships of his confinement, his absence from the fair object of his tenderest affections, and the circumstance of his being with held from lending his arm to the afliltance of his country, in what he deems her glorious fruggle for freedom. He is galled, too, at the reproach caft upon him as a rebel; and thus expatiates on the opprobrious term :


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Can England, loft to freedom, now forget
The Thining honours of her former state?
Shall Hampden, Sydney, Ruffellis injur'd name,
Once deem'd her glory, now reflect her shame?

Thele, too, were Rebel:Chefs; for these withstood ; . Oppressive pow'r, and seald their cause with blood.”.

We have given the foregoing lines as a specimen of the poerry. In the advertisement prefixed, the Author assures the Reader that the poem is founded on fact ; that he has often been a witness to the distresses and delicate agitations of the unfortunate Edward's mind; -and that the profits of this publication will be applied to the relief of the American prisoners now in England.'. Art. 21. The Shadows of Shakespeare : A Monody, occasioned by

the Death of Mr. Garrick. Being a Prize Poem, written for the Vase at Bath Easton. By Courtney Melmoth. 4to. rs. Dilly, &c.

The vase, at Bath Easton seems to have frozen the powers of Mr. Courtney Melmoth. Sincerum eft nifi Vas, quodcunque infundis aces. cit. This monody, however, was there a prize poem? To a canto and parody of Shakespeare may we not apply canto and parody, and in the words of Hamlet, cry out

“ But tell, why the vase, " Wherein we saw thee quietly inurn'd,

“ Hath cast thee up again?"-Art. 22. A Pastoral. By an Officer belonging to the Canas

dian Army. 4to. 1 s. 6 d. Becket. 1779,
• To Benington fome Brunswick troops were sent,
To burn their magazines, and with intent, .
The forage in that neighbourhood destroy,'
From which the rebels might Our troops annoy.'

A cannon-hot, by cruel fate let fly,
Lopp'd off at once the brave young warrior's thigh.'
M" Ah, filly swain! more filly than thy sleep!”

i. See Phillip's's Paftorals.

POLITICAL. Art. 23. The Freeholder's Supplication to both Houses of Parliamenta

. 4to. 1 s. H. Payne. Taking it for granted, that the conftitutional guardians of the realm have lost the confidence of the people,' he intreats them to enter into some resolution which may regain it, and revive the spi. rits of their desponding and disappointed countrymen.—The para ticular step which; in his opinion, would be most conducive to this end, is fimply this, " An address from both Houses of Parliament, to our gracious Sovereign, to remove the American Secretary from his post.”—The Author refts the propriety of the address solely on the manifest will of the people; but the particulars of the Charge he leaves to those who have the materials in their hands.'-But what does this Writer mean by the manifeft will of the people? Where and how is it manifested? Where, and by what means, were the sentiments of the people collected -There are two or three other to

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pits of declamation in this pamphlet ;--for which we refer to the
Art. 24. A Letter to the King of France. 4to. Is. Robert-

fon in Panton-Street
This Letter appears to be meant, if it has any meaning, for the
perufal and instruction of the King of Great Britain; but, poffibly, the
mind of the Author is in the same deranged Aate into which, he says,
the government of this nation is fallen :- A chaos of things that
. cannot deserve the name for government there is none.
,Pray, Dr. Monro, take care of this poor Gentleman !
Art. 25. Obfervations on a Bill now depending in Parliament, in-

tituled, " A Bill (with the Amendments) to punish by Imprifonment and hard Labour, certain Ofenders, and to establis proper Places for their Reception," By Henry Zouch, Clerk, a Justice.

of the Peace. Svo. 6 d. Johnson.
: A bill in parliament being a composition submitted to a fupreme
COpre-of criticism before publication, with all due deference be ic ob-
served that it is contrary to our plan to incenfere in their ftri&tores.
But as Mr. Zouch has thought proper to publish his observations
on the bad polícy of multiplying places of confinement in the mode
intended to be established by the bill in question, we may presume
fo far as to say that his objections appear to be extremely well

Art. 26. Elfrida; a Dramatic Poem, written on the Model of

the ancient Greek Tragedy. Rirl published in the Year 1751,
and now altered for theatrical Representation. By W. Mason,
M.A. Svo. 1.5. od. Dodsley, &c. 1779.

The Author of Elfrida apparently entertains a very mean idea of the modern stage, finçe, in order to render his drama, as he supposes, more, theatrical, he has-made it infinitely less classical. Art. 27. Calypso, a new Masque, in Three Acts, as it is per

formed at the Theatre in Covent Garden. Written by Richard
Camberland, Esq. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Evans. 1979.

Comus in petticoats! The taplah of Milton and Shakespeare
Atrained off in the coolers of Cumberland.
Art. 28. An Account of the Wonders of Derbyshire, as introduced

in the Pantomime Entertainment at the Theatre Royal, Drury lane.
8vo. 6 d. Randall. 1779.

The title of this pamphlet is a fufficient review of its contents.
Art. 29. The Liverpool Prize; a Farce, in Two Acts. As

performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, with universal
Applaufe. Written by F. Pillon. 8vo.

Well seasoned with sea salt, and perhaps more calculated for the relith of those whore rafte is merely farcical, than if it had been tinctured wish the fame portion of the Attic.

Art. 30. The Life and Death of David Garrick, Esq; the cele-

brated Englis Rofcius, &c. &c. 8vo. Pridden.
Grubstreet mult now give place to Fleetfreet.



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Art. 31. Eulogy on M. De Voltaire. From the French of M.

Pallisot. 8vo. 1 s. Hookham. - From the very defective language of this translation, we conclude

that we are indebted for it to the industry of some foreigner, who Simagines he can write English. ** For an ample: account of M. Pallifot's panegyric on M. de Voltaire, see our last Appendix, published at the same time with the Review for Jandary.' Art. 32. An authentic and impartial Copy of the Trial of the Hon.

Augustus Keppel, Admiral of the Blue, held at Portsmouth, Jan. 7, **1779, and continued by several Adjournments to the 11th of Fe-,- bruary. 'Taken in Short Hand by a Person who attended during 2. the whole Trial, and printed by the Defire of a Society of Gentlemen. : With several interesting Papers. 8vo. 3 s. 6 d. sewed. Ports• mouth printed ; and sold by Whieldon, &c. in London.

The “ several interesting papers, prefixed to this copy of the trial at large, are-Admiral Keppel's accounts of the engagement, as · published in the Gazette --" The ministerial paragraph extolling Sir Hugh Palliser" (so the Editor expreffes it)-The answer— The pa

ragraph of which Sir H. P. complained-Sir H. P.'s Answer-A · Reply-Time of the Admiral's failing List of the fleet-Extracts

from the debates in the House of Commons.-The Author, or Editor, cxultingly adds an account of the rejoicings, &c. at Portsmouth, on the Admiral's honourable acquittal. From all which we collect, that Sir H.'P. and his friends were not of the Society of Gentlemen at whose defire this account of the proceedings was taken. Art. 33. The Trial of the Hon. AUGUSTUS KEPPEL, &c. &c.

To which are added, several interesting Letters and Papers relative ' to the Subject. Faithfully taken down in Court by Thomas Blan

demor. For the Gentlemen of the Navy. 8vo. 45. fewed. Portsmouth princed ; and sold by Crowder, &c. in London.

The interesting letters and papers,' rather too oftentatioufly mentioned in che title-page, are, I. Mr. Blandemor's affidavit, setting forth chat, by permission of the Court,' and ' at the request, and under the direction of many gentlemen of the navy, and other refpectable characters, the friends of Admiral Keppel,' he took down che minutes of the said Admiral's trial :' and likewise affirming his care and accuracy, &c. &c. II. A glossary of some sea-terms and technical phrases. III, Admiral K.'s line of battle. IV. Lift of the French feet. , 'in: Art. 34. The Proceedings at large of the Court-Martial on the

Trial of the Hon. Auguftus Keppel, Taken in Short Hand, by

William Blanchard, for the Admiral, and published by his Pero : mission. Folio. 6s. Almon. . . To this account of the proceedings are added, by way of Appendix, copies of letters from the Secretary of the Admiralty, and from the Judge Advocate, to Mr. Keppel, previous to his trial; with Mr. Keppel's ansivers; together with letters from Sir Hugh Palliser, and feveral public papers relative to this important trial. Also, a copy of the congratulatory thanks delivered by the Speaker of the House

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