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Hints for the Management of Hat-Beds, and Directions for the Culture of early Cucumbers and Melons. To which are added, brief Inftructions for pruning Wall and Efpalier Trees. 8vo. 15. Dilly.

Thefe directions are in general judicious and proper, but occafionally too refined. The fhaking the male flowers over the female ones, and watering with a folution of fal ammoniac, wę confider as fome of those minute refinements which are of very little importance. We knew a gentleman who used conftantly to cut away the male flowers from his cucumbers, which he called falfe bloffoms, and thought they weakened the plant, without any obfervable deficiency of fruit.

Idees fur l'Opera, prefentees a Meffieurs les Soufcripteurs, les Actionnaires, & les Amateurs de ce Spectacle. Spectacle. Par M. le Texier. 8vo. 25. 64. Hookham.

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.. M. le Texier's Idees' are diftinguished by taste and judg ment, though often fanciful and generally too minute. In the conduct of the new opera-house it will afford many very useful hints-Attend.

Les Premicés de ma Jeunesffe, ou le Peros Moderne dans le Royaume. de Cathai. Par B. Frere, de Cherenfi, 12mo. 25, Evans.

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This is a wild eccentric tale, told with much humour and pleafantry. The author would imitate Voltaire, and comes behind him only in those arch farcaftic reflections, that extent of knowledge, which enables him to ftrike at the vulnerable part of whatever comes in his way. Memoirs of Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucefter, from his Birth, July 24th, 1689, to October, 1697. - 8vo. 2s. 6d. Payne and Son.

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The young prince, whofe life is related in thefe Memoirs, was fon of princefs Anne, afterwards queen of that name, and prince George of Denmark. He was born at Hampton-court, on the 25th of July, 168, and foon after created duke of Glo cefter by king William. The prefent narrative, which is a biographical curiofity, is written by one Jenkin Lewis, fome time fervant to the prince's mother.. It ends in October 1697; from which period it is continued by the editor, till the duke' death, which happened in the end of July 1700.

A Letter to the Rev. Richard Price, D. D. LL. D. F.R.S. &c. upon bis Difcourfe on the Love of our Country," &c. Sc. By W. Coxe, A. M. F. R.S. F. A. S. 8vo. 13.. Cadell.

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Mr. Coxe reprehends the abfurd and inconfiftent doctrines of Dr. Price's celebrated fermon, which we were induced to examine at fome length. Our author examines his principal pofition, the definition of the love of our country; his obfervations on the teft laws, his mifreprefentation of the effects of the Re

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volution, and his carneft zeal for innovation, with equal ability and attention. His Letter is cool, argumentative, and judicious. It may be read by Dr. Price with advantage, and by every real lover of his country with pleasure.

A free Examination of Dr Price's and Dr. Pricfley's Sermons 8vo. By the Rev. W. Keate. 25. Dodficy.

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This is an able Examination of the Sermons mentioned, in the title. We might, however, obferve, in our turu, that though we agree with our author in general, we could except against fome parts of his reply; and, in his answer to Dr. Priestley, he has, in more than one place, left room open for a rejoinder. He is mistaken in thinking that we were afraid of Dr. Priestley, and on that account declined à particular examination of his fermon: our conduct, in general, fhows that we are not actuated by fuch mean and contemptible motives. We did not examine it, because on the ground he had chofen she was unanswerable. He did not, indeed, confider the question on its broadeft and most extensive bafis; and when we came to view it in this light, we did not fcruple to fay that the ground was untenable.

Memoirs of the Life of Robert Adair, Efq. 480. 25. 6d. Kearsley....

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Thefe are the Memoirs of the courtier, the good-natured, friendly fuperficial' inan, the favourite of the fair-rather than of Machaon. In thort we forget that we are reviewing the life of a furgeon, and meet with intrigue rather than cures, and of broken promifes inftead of broken limbs. A few flimzy reflec tions eke out pages barren of incident, and the neat, middle style, fuited to the subject, amuse us, and make us forget the imperfections of the biographer and his fubject. If the fullest information could have told no more, we may obferve that this is told well; but, in that cafe, perhaps, Mr. Adair fhould not have had an hiftorian: we fhould not otherwife have discovered the inanity of his profeffional line, or have learnt from another example, that mildness, attention, good humour, and good for tume fucceed without the affiftance of learning, judgment, or fkill.

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The Duty of Conftables, containing Inftructions to Conftables, Petty Confiables, Headboroughs, Tythingmen, &c. in the feveral Par ticulars of their Office. 8vo. 6d. Robinsons. 10:

This abftract of the law, relating to the duty of constables, is published by the direction of the fociety for carrying his ma jelly's proclamation into effect. It is a plain, accurate, and ju dicious compilation.

Remarks on the comparative Advantages of Wheel-Carriages, of different Structure and Draught. By Robert Anftice. Sve. 25. 6d. Baldwin.

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Though we might perhaps complain that too much trite information may be found in this little volume, yet the subject is

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explained with fo much ability and perfpicuity, that it deferves our commendation. The crrors are few, and of little importance: the merits are confiderable; and we may recommend tbefe remarks to ftudents, and to gentlemen who wifh, in an eafy way, to acquire fome knowledge of the principles of wheel-carriages, to be enabled to judge of propofed improve

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The Duty of a Member of Parliament; clearly explained in a Let• ter from a Nobleman to his Son. 8vo. is. Ridgeway.

This pamphlet is a burlefque upon the duty of a member of parliament, and as deftitute of all pretenfions to wit and hu mour, as it is of delicacy, The Letter, when afcribed to a nobleman, is degrading to nobility; and, when addreffed to his fon, reflects difgrace on the gravity of the paternal character, Reprefentation of the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the Confideration of all Matters relating to Trade and Fo reign Plantations, upon the prefent State of the Laws for regul ating the Importation and Exportation of Corn: and fubmitting to bis Majefly's Confideration fome further Provifions, which are wanting to amend and improve the faid Laws. 4to. 25. Stockdale.

This is a full, and appears to be an accurate Reprefentation of the fubject. It affords evidence that the strictest euquiry has been made into all the circumstances of the corn-trade; and therefore, if the prefent regulations fhould not prove entirely effectual, the means of rendering them more applicable to the fluctuation in the price of corn, will be afcertained with greater certainty.

The Art of pronouncing the French Language with Propriety. By M. du Frefnoy. 63. Boards. Gardner.

M. du Frefnoy thinks, that the pronunciation of the French language may be taught by rules; and that these will give a more perfect, fteady, and correct mode of fpeaking than the best examples, without the affiftance of a fyftem. We have often had occafion to give our opinion on the oppofite fide; but we may obferve, that those who think rules neceffary, will not find any more correct, judicious, and clear than thofe of our author.

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Methode pour commencer l'Etude de la Langue Italienne. Par M Curioni. Partie 1. 12mo. Printed for the Author.

Methode pour fe perfectionner dans la Langue Italienne. Par M. Curioni. Partie II. 12mo. Ditto.

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These are two introductory parts to a number of little works defigned by M. Curioni to facilitate the progrefs of the Audent of Italian. The inftructions are clear, imple, and judicious

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chiefly calculated indeed for the French fudent, but well adapted to convey the knowledge of the idioms, and peculiar turns of each language.

Idiomes de la Langue Francaife, traduits par des Idiomes Italiens Littéralement conformes aux Idiomes de la Langue Angloife arvec des Commentaires, pour fervir de Syntaxe à la Grammaire de ces trois Langues. Par M. Curioni. 12mo. Ditto.

In this work our author is neceffarily obliged to felect those plain and obvious phrafes, where the idiom is the fame in French, Italian, and English; or rather those sentences which are not idiomatical in either language. Yet there are fo few in which fome pecularity does not occur, that the value of the work which was defigned to confift of the fimilarity of the turns (tornures) really refults from their variety; and thefe give occafion, at the fame time, to fome useful obfervations on the idioms of each language. In the history of Italian in the preface, we fufpect M. Curioni is not perfectly accurate in faying that Latin was not spoken in Italy after the invafion of the Goths. The Latin commonly spoken in Rome in the time of the later emperor's, was probably not fo diftant from the old Italian as from the language of Cæfar and Cicero. In this preface the author has pointed out fome of the difficulties of the Italian language, as an exercise for his scholars,

Le Génie de la Langue Italienne. Par M. Curioni. 12mo. Ditto.

If the former work was defigned to explain the connexion of the Italian with other languages, this is a collection of thofe phrafes which are entirely different from any which occur in thofe languages. It contains fome very useful exercises to in-. struct proficients in the language of thofe difficult Italian authors, which fometimes even the Italians themselves can scarcely understand.

Breve Iftoria dei Poeti Italiani, ad Ufo de Principianti nella Lingua Italiana. Dal Signor Curioni. 8vo. Ditto.

The effay on the Italian poets is written in Italian: the style is clear and eafy for the ufe of beginners; and the phrases are defigned to illustrate the rules of the Italian grammar, which are for that purpose subjoined.

Morale di Moife, ad Ufo de' Principiante nella Lingua Italiana. 12m0. Ditto.

This work, originally written in French, contains fome of the moft folid and unexceptionable maxims of the Jewish legiftator. The style is fimple and eafy, calculated chiefly for fu dents of the Italian.

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CORRESPONDENCE.

IT is impoffible for us to reply particularly to what the au thor of the New, Theory of Redemption has remarked. In fone intances, he seems to have mifapprehended our meaning; and, in others, we muft continue to differ from him: let us, However, review his remarks, and select one or two of the most important objects.

If the depravity of human nature had not been originally admitted, the whole work must have been useless; and we till. think that it was improper to difcufs in the body of the work a pofition on which the whole must depend, or to contend with

erfon, who denies the divine authority of Scripture on the grounds of Scriptuse, for the argument, particularly pointed against Mr. Hume,, falls far fhort of its intended aim. The p pulation of America is difcuffed, if we are not greatly millaken; but the quellion, we allow, is not decided.

Again: Socrates, the author obferves, was an individual only, and by no means perfect, fo that the argument against the very great depravity of the human race is not fufficiently valid. We could not conceive it poflibie for our argument to be mif taken we have fufficiently expanded it in other places. In tinct is blind, and though unerring, unaccommodating in different circumstances; it is alfo regular, and constant without alteration and without improvement. The faults of the first pair are continued by their fucceffors, in the fame feries. Let us put Socrates then out of the question: is not the nature of man meliorated by fociety? Is not humanity, are not justice, equable laws, and civil liberty preferable to the cruelty, the irregular exertions of power, and the defpotifm exercised by the strongest, in the favage flate? If fo, mau by his own ef forts, has amended his nature, and corrected in fome degree his depravity. We contend not that he is perfect, but the decla nations on the depravity of human nature fink him still in that gulf of fiu, from which his own improvements have contri buted to draw him. This we contend is trifling and erroneous.

In the remarks on the fyftem of Bolingbroke, we obferved that the extremes nearly met: our author thinks them very distant; but unfortunately has taken the oppofite extreme. We are accufed too of a Socinian tendency, in saying that the ac count of the creation and fall is allegorical. Many wife and good men, who believed in the fall of Adam, and its confequences, have thought the fame: we alluded only to the language, which is evidently figurative; and our author cannot, after a moment's reflection, think it real. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for instance, muft neceffarily be figurative: could any bodily nourishment, in our author's opi nion, even inform or enlighten the mind? If it could, we hope the fecret is not yet loft. He will excufe this little fally which we could not avoid; and we hope on fome other fubjects, our opinions may more nearly coincide.

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