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discern fome faint acknowlegement, page 33; and if he has never been witness to any fatal or unfortunate consequence, from a very early application of it, in gouty or rheumatic Cafes. Such events he will 100 probably leave to the relation of his enemies, as all empirical And vertisers and Scriblers conftantly do.
That pain, and often excruciaring paio, is a necessary, fometimes an indifpenfible instrument of health; and that an injudicious unfeasonable extinction of pain, which is not always impracticable, may premature. ly extinguifa life with sensation, we know to be certain phylical truths, which, ibo' probably above this Author's discernment; yet are not the less true from his defects. But after all, if his boasted app ication alone will very speedily and effe&tually cure, nos merely east, nipe Rheumatisms out of ten, from whatever cause, as he unbluthingiv afferis ; and if the composition be solely of his own discovery. When we consider the ftructure of his pamphlet, we muft allow he has been in amazing high luck indeed; and we heartily with some of his future Patients may never be the worfe for it.
K. Art. 7. The modern Praộtice of the London Hospi!als, viz. St. Bar
tholemew's, St. Thomas's, St. George's, and Guy's. Containing exati Copies of the Receipts, and a particular Account of the difa ferent Methods of Cure at the different Hospitals, &c. $6. 12mo. 2s. 6 d. sewed. Coote.
The title of this large collection of Receipts, fo abundantly declares the motives for its publication, that we have nothing to add on that score; but must obferve, that the account it promises of the different methods of cure at the different Hospitals, is next to no account; the fame full, low, and milk-diet being common to them all ; and the prefcriptions in the practice of each Hospital correfponding to the fame inten. ţions; with fome, but not always a material, variety in the compofu cions. The Prescriptions in the practice of St. Bartholomew's employ thirty-three pages : those of St. Thomas fixty-seven ; of Guy's thirtynine; and of St. George's thirty-feven. Hence fome notion may be formed of the different number of medicines and composi.ions used in a practice, where the Prescribers and Preparers have no interest in writing, nor in crowding more than is really necessary on the Patients ; except now and then perhaps, in order to make an experiment in fome defperate cafes. The Supplement, which is printed on a smaller type, contains as much as all the preceding pages, and is common to thein all; being a multitude of compofitions, most of which have been published again and again in the London and other Difpenfatories. The whole heap of Receipts may be of fome use to country Practitioners ; but we apprehend it would be of very little to private families; though the title page very box-sifully recommends it to all, especially those reliding in the country. It commonly informs them, indeed, of the proper dofe of a medicine, and sometimes adds what it is good for, but says more generally, such or such a medicine is a very good one, when propes taken : which must greatly illuminate a private country family, A principal inducement to this publication very certainly was, an ex. pectation that the names of four Hospitals, with all their Medicines and
2 s. 6d.
Receipts, would be attended with a plentiful sale of the Compiler's
Mad Dog, illustrated, in a Letter to Sir George Cobb, Bart. In which are recited, upwards of a Hundred Cafes, wherein this Mecicine hath happily succeeded (whereof Two were after the Hydrophobia appeared); together with some few Instances wherein it hath not succeeded, owing entirely to its not being properly given, &c. &c. &c. By Joseph Dalby, Surgeon. Printed at Birmingham, by Baskerville.
4to. Stuart, &c.
We do not recollect to have seen a more pompous and verbose composition than this performance, which seems calculated chiefly to publish its Author, and to display all that affectation of learning, and even of wit and humour, with the reality of which the Author intended it to abound. Who has not heard of Sir George Cobb, and of the Musk and Cinnabar Medicine, for the Bite of Mad Dogs ? which is probably one of the very best in that deplorable case : and the solely material thing we can discover in this pamphlet is, that its Author has given this pow. der to a few men, and to fifty or fixty dogs, pigs, sows, cows, and horses, before they were hydrophobous; all of whom recovered, except a few of the animals, to whom, he thinks, the dose was not sufficiently repeated. And here, page 20, he tells us, he thought to have dropt his pen ; but, unfortunately for his Readers, Dr. Bracken's Letter, relative to ihis subject, fell in his way, which has given him a handle to extend it to 55 pages, (in a large 4to ) including a Supplement, which confills of a most tedious and oftentatious disculion of the Beaution of Hippocrates, and the 'raewoo Goo, that affords Mr. Dalby an opportunity of retailing his profound intimacy with the ancient Physicians, and Mr. Baskerville one of exhibiting a few specimens of his elegant Greek types.
We would not be understood to mean, from these just strictures, that our Author is wholly unacquainted with physical reasoning, and fill less, with proper and technical expression, for which he seems ac no lofs : bet we think it maniselt, that he has wrote and compiled a large tumid pamphlet, with very little new or instructive ;, and that his attempts to be arch and satyrical on others, are often so aukwardly executed, as to minister too much room to his Adversaries for retortion and ridicule. He seems, however, to have acquitted himself so perfectly to his own satisfaction in this Effay, that the blank page at the end of it is employed 10 advertise another (doubtless from himself, tho' anonymous) cn Diseases of the Bowels; in which some effetual medicine, a mighty Noftrum no doubt, is recommended; and Dr. Walter Harris's hypothefis of an acid bile, is to be animadverted upon. To this Advertise. ment a Latin motto is added, by way of grace, in which Providence is thanked for the revelation of this new and marvellous remedy,
niins in Chemistry, By a Chemift.
Fletcher. As we took but a very brief notice of Dr. Redmond's pamphlet, we think ourselves in some measure precluded from entering now into the merits of the controversy: it may therefore suffice, that we have informed our Readers, that Dr. Redmond's notions and experiments are here animadverted upon, by a person who really appears to be a Chemist.
R-d Art. 11. Observations on a Pamphlet intitled, Some Account of
the Character of the late Right Hon. Henry Bilson Legge. 4to. 3d. T. Payne.
Contains no Observations on the pamphlet above-mentioned ; but traduces the memory of Mr. Legge, in a set of dogmatical assertions, fo extremely severe, that one would almost be tempted to think the Writer was not in earnest. He even will not allow that celebrated Financier to have had any character at all; averring, that his abilities were too mean to allow him character; and declaring the “ fact for truth, that he never had any public character.'-If this faat be truth, what will all those righe worshipful and wise Corporations say to it, who fo bountifully showered down their gold boxes and florid addresses upon this man of no character?
_Query,–Would not a Collection of those Addresses serve as an notable Answer to this virulent pamphlet? Art. 12. A Reply to the Defence of the Majority, on the Question
relating to General Warrants. 8vo. rs. Almon. The question relating to General Warrants hath been so long and so publickly agitated, that we apprehend there is little occasion for our taking particular notice of any arguments here used on the subject; and therefore we fall only observe, that those who have perused the pamphlets published, in oppofition to each other, in Defence of the Minority, and of the Majority, will not find this Reply to the latter beneath their attention,
Rogers, Rector of Chellington in Bedfordshire. Vol. I. 8vo.
น Art. 14. An Elegy on the Death of the late very celebrated M.
Charles Churchill4to. 1$. 6 d. Nicoll.
formed at the Theatre-royal in Drury-lane. By Mr. Robert
This piece is taken from the Caprices d' Amour ou Ninette a la Cour, written by Mr. Favart. It is a favourite piece among the French ; bug is little berter than a falfe refinement of our old English farce called The Devil to pay. The surprize and aukwardness of Nell, when transform. ed into high life, is much more natural than that of Favart's Ninette, or Mr. Lloyd's Phæbe, at Court. The scheme of makiog Phæbe the ina Arument of reconciling the Prince and Princess, is giving her too much importance, as the great prudence and address the displays in effecting #, are totally inconfiitent with her character.
As to the style of the dialogue, and of the airs, it is, excepting a few inaccuracies, such as we should naturally expect from the elegant, but careless, pen of the late unhappy * Mr. Lloyd. On the whole, we think the public, initead of wishing, as he intimates, that he had pil. fered more, and written less, have great reason to wish he had pilfered Jels, and written more.
K-nuk • He died, in the Fleet, December 15, 1764, in about a month's time after his very intimate friend Mr. Churchill; whole loss he feel ingly, and with great reason, lamented. Art. 16. The Guardian Out-witted; a.comic Opero. As it is per
formed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-garden. The Music composed by Tho. Aug. Arne, Doctor in Music, 8vo. 1S. 6d. Tonson, &c.
We have not seen this English Opera performed at the Houfe; but we have perused the words, as here printed: and if the music be not infinitely fuperior to the writing, it will add nothing to the reputation of Doctor Arne. This Gentleman is said to be the Author of the piece,
as well as the Composer of the music: if so, we cannot help incurring his charge of ill-nature against all, or any who, on this occalion, that caft the reflection of-Ne Sutor ultra Crepidaxi.
• Preface, page viie Art. 17. The History of Miss Fenny Salisbury; addressed to the
Countess of Roscommon. Translated from the French of the celebrated Madame Riccoboni. 12mo. 2 Volumes. 6 s. Becket, &c.
Madame Riccoboni's merit in this species of composition, is fo generally known, that, without farther preface, we shall proceed to give the Reader a bort abftract of the fory on which the present novel is founded.
Lord Alderson, one of the richeft Peers of Great Britain, had an only daughter, named Sarah, of great beauty and excellent accomplishments. The Earl of Revell, who was likewise a Nobleman of great fortuna, was a neighbour of her father's, and was the Guardian and Patron of a young Lord, whose name was Edward, the son of a late Duke of Salife bury, who had paid for his attachment to the Crown with the price of his head. The young couple foon entertained a mutual passion for eache other ; which being countenanced by Lord Alderson on one hand, and Lord Revel on the other, articles of marriage were agreed on, and a day was fixed for their tender union. On the preceding day, however, an accident intervened, occasioned by the two Lovers meeting, in an unfortunate hour, like Æneas and Dido, in a dark cave, or a fhady grove, no matter which : the consequence was the same.-But, alas! they were deftined to pay for their amorous impatience, and fond indiscrétion; for, in the mean time, a dispute arose between the two old Lords, with regard to the terms of the marriage-articles, which ended in an open rupture. The young couple were feparated, and forbidden te hold any
intercourse with each other. Their passion, however, increafied by this separation, and young Lord Edward being ordered to join the army abroad, tried in vain every expedient in order to be married privately to Lady Sarah before his departure.
He had not long quitted England before Lady Sarah found herself under a necessity of quitting her father's house. Having fecured lodgingo in town, the escaped with one of her women named Lidy, and for some time lived privately in London. Here she learned the fatal
news, that Lord Edward was sain in an unsuccessful attack upon the enemy: and the agonies she felt on that occafion, anticipated the pangs of labour. and gave birth to the Heroine of the piece. From that moment de became a prey to deep affliction, and her excesive grief threw her into a fever, which brought her life in danger. In her laft moments, the fent for Lord Revell, made him acquainted with her weakness, and recommended her orphan daughter to his protection. The parting scene between her and this Nobleman, is so extremely affecting, that it is impossible for any person of the least sensibility, to read it without bedding tears of sympathy.
Lord Revell was true to his engagements to the dying Lady, and took Miss Jenny (her daughter) under his patronage. She was edu