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—not that she has swindled the property of others. How different is this statement from the idea generally entertained by the public! Yetsupb is the story, but few will believe her. It is altogther a most strange pamphlet—the sentiment and style .are her own—she certainly possesses a coarse originality.
An Appeal to the Society of Friends on the Primitive simplicity of their Christian Principles and Cburch Discipline, and on some recent Proceedings in the said Society. Part ist. Johnson.
WHEN this little work is completed, we shall be able to form a better judgment of its contents. In the mean time, we may justly remark, that its author appears to be an ardent and upright lover of truth; he reasons ably on every topic which comes under the notice of his pen, and wishes well to the civil and religious liberties of mankind. The pamphlet is valuable, and well worth the attention of the'society to which it is addressed.
-Medical Admonitions for Families. By James Parkinson, Hoxton. Fourth edition.- js. Symonds.
THIS truly respectable work, which appeared in two volumes, is now converted into one, which is more convenient for the families into which it may be introduced. Upon its first publication we strongly recommended it to our readers. We, therefore, congratulate the author on its success, because it is as honourable to his talents, as it is useful to the world.
The Guide to Domestic Happiness. Fifth edition, greatly enlarged. Button. 5s.
THIS work was noticed by us favourably on a former occasion, and we are glad to find that it has been so well received by the public. The present edition is remarkably neat, both as to its frontispiece and its typography.
fbe Refuge. By the Author of " The Guide to Dafnesfic Happiness." Fourth edition, uuttb Additions. Button. 5s.
THE favourable reception of this piece, as well as the former, must be gratifying to the feelings of the author, who appears to be a man of good sense and unaffected piety. This is' equally well executed in point of printing, and also of the engraving with which it is embellished.
fecentric Biography; or, Sketches of remarkable Characters, Ancient and Modern—alphabetically arranged, and forming a pleasing Delineation of the Singularity, If him, Folly, and Caprice of thf Human Mind; ornamented wiih Portraits. Vejrr nor and Hood. 4s. in boards.
ITH this volume we have heen much entertained, and therefore we are of opinion it must prove a source of considerable entertainment to others. Such an assemblage of strange characters we never before met with; and the particulars detailed concerning them are highly illustrative of those eccentricities by which the human mind haa been in all ages distinguished. The plates are well chosen, arid neatly executed.
Moral 'tales, designed to amuse the Fancy and improve the Hearts of the rising Generation; with an eltgant Frontispiece. By the Rev. Edmund Butcher. To which is added, by a Lady, the Unhappy Family; or, the Dreadful Effects of Vice. Vernor and Hood. as.
IN this little production we have found a great portion of instruction, by which young people cannot fail to be delighted. It consists of two tales, the Nenu Year's Gtft, and Coniston, or, Female Excellence the Source of real Felicity. The New Tear's Gift was first inserted in our Miscellany, but is here enlarged, and much improved. Coniston i or, Female Excellence the Source of real Felicity, is drawn with a beautiful simplicity. To make any extracts from it would be spoiling it— therefore we refer the reader to the volume itself, with which we doubt not he will be much gratified. Mr. Butcher's talents are happily adapted to such kind of writing, and we trust these tales will be soon followed by others, equally calculated to amuse the fancy and improve the hearts of the rising generation. He assures us, in his Preface, that "he thinks it one of the noblest titles to be called the Friend Of Youth."
Moral Tales for Young People. By Maria Edgeworth, Author of Practical Education, vol. i< containing Forester, &c. Johnson.
THE name of Edgeworth is already well known in the literary world. The work on practical education contained some valuable observations on the nature and improvement of the human mind,
The volume before us forms a part of a plafl, which its authoress has laid down for the conveyance of instruction to the rising generation. It consists of a series of characters delineated according to the rules of probability; the anecdotes detailed respecting them are entertaining, and the whole is adapted to answer every benevolent end. In rite history of a young gentleman of the name of Forester, many amusing particulars are brought forward, tending to shew that we should not estrange ourselves from the customs and manners of the world. Aukwardness and obstinacy therefore are here deservedly reprobated. When the work is completed, we shall lay a fuller account of it before our readers.
1%e Poetical Worh of Hector Macnell, Esq. a Volt. Longman and Rees. 1os.
THIS Scotch gentleman seems to possess a considerable portion of poetic fire, his pieces are taken from original subjects; his language is always neat, often indeed elegant; the cast of his poems is perfectly moral, and on various occasions awakens our tenderness and sympathy. The history of Will and Jean, and the Harp, a legendary tale, are very pleasing and full of instruction. The former shews the baneful effects of spirituous liquors; the latter is a satire on female inconstancy. Most of these productions were written some1 time ago, and are now collected together for the gratif1cation of the public. We were struck with the elegance of the plates, and with the beauty of the typography.
Retrospect of the Political World,
DURING this month we have little to record repecting the political world. Nothing has transpired worthy of much attention.
The fears of invasion have somewhat subsided— though the threatenings of the enemy are still held out—yet we remain in a considerable degree of security. The efforts of Lord Nelson seem to have ceased. Since the affair of Boulogne nothing has been attempted. His Lordship, indeed, still hovers round the French shore occasionally—but at present he remains in port. We are of opinion, that whilst our maritime force corrtinnes so strong, we need not be alarmed by the machinations of the enemy. Some indeed are of opinion, that Ireland will be the object of attempt—here a strict vigilance should be held out—the disaffection of that unhappy country we are fearful is still great—alas! what scenes of carnage and destruction would, in that case, pain' the eye of humanity. >
From Egypt little intelligence has been received since the capitulation of Grand Cairo to the English army. The reduction of Alexandria seems to be the object of our forces, and will, we apprehend, be soon accomplished. Our soldiers at the same time, we are sorry to learn, are in a sickly condition. Even General Hutchinson himself is said to be much indisposed. It is singular, that blindness is an evil with which the English are much afflicted there. The sun shining upon a fine kind of sand, of which the soil is composed, greatly injures the optical nerve, and the sight is thus lost. We shall be happy to hear, when the contest is over, of th« teturn of our troops from so unhealthy a climate—