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LETTER to Edmund Burke, Esq. 161 MORALS, Treatise on,
from a Mancheiter Manufac. MORE Udes upon Odes,

527
turer to Mr. Fox,
252 MORGAN's Sermon at Hereford,

182
to Heron,

268

Monro's Phylolozy of Fishes, 149
to the Deputies of the Diffent. MORSE's Cafe,

539
ing Congregations,

347 MOUNTAINS, Observations on the Struc-
to Gilbert,
445 ture of,

155
to a Member of Parliament on MURRAY': English Grammar, 359
the Diflenters' Care, a
to Houlman,

ECKER, Reponse à M. de Colonne;

LETTERS of Albanicus,

71

440

of an Englishman,

72

NEGROES, Tracts relative to,

from Hastings, &c.

344

NENIA Britannica,

77

of a Friend to the Rocking. New Holland, History of,

267

ham Party,

355

New Rosciad,

178

between Johnstone and Sut- NEW come's Minor Prophets, 43
ton,

532

NEWTON's Monument to the Memory
to David Hume,

541

of Eliz, Cunningham,

LETTRES de Cacber. See MIRABEAU.

Lewis's Excursion in Margate,

YATHS, Reflections on,

526

LIBELLING, New System of, 236

OBSERVATIONS on the Use and

Light and Colours, Experiments on, 524

Abuse of the Law,
LINES to Mrs. Jordan,

451

on Hastings's Defence,
Loft's Translation of the Account of Part J.

177

the Hospital of St. Elizabeth, 540

on the political Tendency

LONDON Guide,

86

of the Commercial Treaty, 248

Adviser,

266

- on the Case of the Pro-

LORD Winworth,

266

teftant Diflenters,

LOUISA, or the Cottage on the Moor, 449 O'Leary's Defence,

540
Luc, M. de Meteorologie, Vol. I. 312 OLIVIA, a Novel,

529

LUCAN. See POULTER.

ORLANDO and Seraphina, a Novel, 528

Lucas's Serm. on a Sunday School, 182 OWEN's Satires of Juvenal, 451

LUCIAN. See CARR.

OXFORD, Bishop of, his Sermon Jan. 30,

LUDLAM's Rud, of Mathematics,

271

on dividing astronomical in.

Arumenis,

157

AINE'S

s

Lynn's Case of a Lady,

159

,

93

PAPER-MAKER'S Affiftant,

86

ACFARLAN's Traits, 72 Paris, Academy of Sciences at, Memoirs

MACKINTOSH's Travels,

of, for 1783,

236, 552

MACKNIGHT's New Tranflation of the PARKINSON's Mechanics.

76

Epifties to the Thessalonians, 471 Parsons's Lett. on Sunday Schools, 181

MACNALLY's Abstract of the Alts, 73 PATRIOT Beard,

80

MANIACS, a Tale,

178 PEACH Trees. See BROWNE,

MASCAL's Tables of Duties, &c. 534 PEARSON's Norriban Elav,

455

MATY's Translation of Rielbeck's Tra. PENNANT's Indexes to Buffon's Orni.
vels through Germany,
608 thology,

531
Mavor's Blenheim, a Poem, 177

PEOPLE'S Answer to the Court Pam.
Mechanics. See PARKINSON,

phlet, &c.

161
MELCOMBE, Lady, a Novel, 448 PERKINS on the Putrid Sore Throat, 358
MEMOIRES de l' Academie des Sciences de PHILOSOPHICAL Dictionary,
Paris, pour 1783,
236, 552

Tranfalions of the A.

MEMOIRS of a French Officer, 87 merican Philosophical Society, Vol. II.

METASTAS10, leiect Works of, 570

137, 217, 292, 389, 467

MEXICO, H story of,

of the Royal

Militia Laws, Compendium of, 73 Society, Vol. lxxvi. Paril.

29

MILLENIUM Star,

268

Part II. 117,185

MINUTES of the Examination of Middle- PHYSICS, Propositions in, by Van Swine
ton and Imsey,

254
den,

154
Evidence against Hal- PICKERING on Attachments,
tings,

445 Pigott's new Information,
MIRABEAU on Lettres de Cachet, 537 PINDAR's Ode upon Ode,

262
MISCELLANIES on Gardeninio 76

Loufiad, Capto II. 527

PINDAR'S

85

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Pinpar's Apologetic Postscript, ib. REVIEW of the State of an unhappyCoun.

- Congrat. Epiftle to,

369 try,

255

PINK ERTON's Ancient Poems,

RICKMAN's Fallen Cottage, 178

Pitt's Speech on the Treaty, 253

RIESELCK's Travels through Germany,

Speech on the Customs, 354

603

PLATONIC Marriage,

RIGHT of Protestant Diffenters to a

PLEASURES of Retirement,

361 complete Toleration aserted, 348

Poems for Young Ladies,

ROBSON's Sermon on Markham's Death,

POETICAL Effufons,

79

183

POGONOLOGIA,

84 Roe's Answer to Lord Dundonald, 437

POMIRIT, Peter of, Lucubrations by, 64 Rope's End for Hempen Monopolits, 72

Poor. See ACLAND,-GILLINGWA-

Rump's Sermons,

179

TER, GILBERT,---BILL, 445 RUFFIN's Appendix to De Toit's Me-

POULTER's Supplement to Lucan's Phar. moirs,

624 -

falia,

527

Rush's Oration,

260

Powys's Sermon at Bristol,

95

RUSHER's Reading made Easy,

176

Palrace to Poor Richard's Almanack, RYMER's Physiological Conjectures, 258

253

Prict's Sermons,

400

LASTRESSele&t Works of Metafta.

PRIESTLEY's History of early Opinions, ho,

570

14

SAVARY's Letters on Egypt, tranflated,

- Experiments, Vol. III. 132

567

Letter to the Jews, 232 - SAVER Y's Sermon for the Humane So-

to Pitr,

348 ciety,

270

Letters to Hossey, Pt. III. School for Greybeards,

80

362 Scott on Repentance,

181

PRINCI's Sermon before the Ld. Mayor, 's Sermon at the Lock, 182

&c.

94

(Major) Speech in Defence of

PRINCIPLES of British Policy, 171

Hastings,

254

PRINTS of Ancient History,

79

Speech on Sheridan's Motion a.

Description of ditto,

ib, gaint Hastings,

444

PROGRESS of War,

80

(Mr.) Every Farmer bis own

of Music,

451

Lawyer,

260

PROTECTION of Providence, 361 SENTIMENTS on the Interefs of Great --

PRUSSIA, late K. of, his Correspondence

Britain,

250

with M. de Subm,

577

SERMONS, Single, 82, 94, 268, 364, 542

Puck on the waters of Balaruc,

74

SERVICE's Recreation for Youth, 453

PULTIXET on Military Powers, 532 SHERIDAN's Speech againft Haftings,

Pre's Poems,

504

254, 444

SHERLOCK's (Mr.) Fragment on Shakea

85

speare,

173

RAMBAY's Gentle Shepherd, 80

(Bishop) Arguments against

Manual for Slaves,

a Repeal of the Teft Ad,

347

Rape of Helen, from Coluthus, 423

SKETCH of Universal History, by a Lady,

RAYNER on the Stamp Duties, 176

268

READER on the Revelation,

go

SKINNER's Translation of Fontana on

RECREATION for Youth,

453 Poisons,

574

Ress's Sermon at St. Thomas's,

182

SMITH on Cheltenham Water, 5;6

RETORMATION, or a Plan for abolish. SOCINIANISM, Thoughts on the Pro.

ing Chrisianity,

357 gress of,

363

RIGOLATIONS for the Forces,

453 SORROWs of the Heart,

531

RzMARKS on Priestley's Letter to Pitt,

SPRECHES of the Judges-Sutton against

526 Johntone,

532

Riply to a “Short Review of the Po- STAMFORD, Antig, of,

litical Stare,” &c.

160 STANGER's Sermon,

95

RETROSPECT of the Portraits, &c. 254

STEVENSON's Abstract of a Bill for man-

REUBIN, 3 Novel,

ning the Navy,

355

REVELATION.

See VIVIAN. See STONE's Essay or Agriculture, 3.57

READER.

STRICTURES on Dr. C*****'s Dis.

REVIEW of the Political State of Great courses,

Britain,

65 Suckow's Elements of Chemisry, 155

of important Occurrences in SWAINSON'S Account of Cures performed,

Ireland,

69 by Velno's Vegetable Syrup, 535

SWAINSON'S

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Swainson's Hints to Families, 535

VINDICATION of the Treaty,

253
SWEDENBORG on the New Jerusalem, Vision, a Poem,

433
Vivian on the Revelation,

88
SWISSERLAND, Tour through,

357
UNIVERSAL Calculator,

157
SYLVA, or the Wo d,

113

VOYAGES 1o, and Discoveries in the

SYSTEM of Anatomy,

159 North, Hiftory of,

611

of Divinity, by Davy, 473

URWICK's Serm.on Farmer's Death, 543

VALLS of the 19th and 13th Centu. AKEFIELD's Edition of Gray's

ries,

59

Poems,

505

TATLER, new Edition,

Wales, Prince of, Inquiry into his Cafe,

TEACHWELL’s : pelling-book, 262

162
TESTAMENT, Greek-See WOIDE. WALLIS-Nosologia Oculorum,

452
THESAURUS Medicus, Tom, II!. and IV. WALTER- Annotationes Academice, 572

453

WARD's Trandation of Ramsay's Gentle

TIERNEY on the Sirvation of the East Sbes berd,

80

India Company,

345 WARVILLE, M. de, - Examen Critique
TOL! ER’s Sermon on Wilson's Death, 95 des Voyages de M. le Marquis de Chajiel-
TOTT, Baron de, Appendix to his Me.

lux,

337
moirs,

624

& M. Clavière, - De

TOULMIN On Baptison,

87 la France,

593

TOWERS': Translation of Heri zberg, 42 WATSON. See LANDAIS.
TRAJAN, Reflections on his Reign, 607 WESTON'S (Stephen) Sermon, on Isaiah,
TRAVELS through Sicily, &c. by Mr.

268
Houel,

(Samuel) Sermon at the Binop
Riefbeck's, thro' Germany, 608 of Exeter's Visitation,

279

TREASURY of Wit,

445 WHITAKER's Dialogues on the Trinity,

TREBRA, Fr. M. H. den-Erfarungben

542
von innem, &c.

155 Wilkins's Trandation of the Bhagvat.
Tejal of Amery,

Geeta,

198, 295
TRIMMER 's Oeconomy of Charity, 436 WILLAN on Christ's Ministry,

92
TRUE Policy,

523
WILLIAM of Normandy,

531
THUSLER's London Adviser,

WILLIAMs on an Union of England and

Country Lawyer,

Ireland,

247

'T URGOT, M. Lise of,

WILLIAMSON's Euclid,
TURNER'S Serm, on Sunday Schools, 183 Wilson's (Bp.) Sacra Privata, 380

TWADDLE, a Tale,

263 WITHERS on the Asthma,

332

Woide's Edit, of the Alexandrian Greck

ANBRUGH's Sermon at the Drum. Teftament,

545

head,

543

WOOLLEN Draper's Letter,

71

VAN MARUM's Experiments with the

Answer to, 160

Electrical Machine at Haarlem, 581 WORK-Houses. See GILLINGWATER.

VAN SWINDEN-Pofitiones Pbyficæ, &c. WRIGHT's Art of Converting, 86

Vol. I.

194

VATHECK, Caliph, History of, 450 YOUNG, Mr. Arthur, his Annals of

Venn's Sermon,

Agriculture,

39

VICTIM of Fancy,

Mr, William, on the Hiftory of

VICTORIA, a Novel,
83 Athens,

457

View of the Creaty, &c.

169

VIEYRA - Animadversiones Pbilologica, ORIADA,

265
595

VILLAGZ of Martindale,

629

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THE

MONTHLY REVIEW,

For JANUARY, 1787.

Art. I. ENEA OTEPOENTA, or the Diverfions of Purley. Part I:

By John Horne Tooke, A. M. late of St. Joha's College, Cambridge. 8vo. 7s. Boards. Johnson. 1786. EW persons could guess at the object of this learned and

,

hath gives it. Who would suppose that the Diverfions of Purley meant nothing more than profound etymological researches into the origin of English particles, conjunctions, prepositions, and adverbs? These, however, are the WINGED WORDS (ETER 718poarte) that are explored in their birth, their growth, their relation, and use; and the tracing them ab ovo usque ad alam conftitutes the sole entertainment of this curious work.

PURLEY was the seat of President Bradshaw. Our Author is supposed to have a secret attachment to the place, from the veneration in which he holds the memory of its former possessor. It is a sort of holy ground to a republican; and every man who is an enthufiaft in any system of politics or religion, will have his boly ground in spite of wit and ridicule. Dr. Johnson had his (but not at Purley), and disdained that frigid philosophy that was unmoved at such scenes as bad been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. “That man (says the great moralift) is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon. It is on this principle that Mr. Tooke (more commonly known, as a patriot, under the name of Mr. Horne) kindles with the noble fire of liberty, when he reflects, that the spot he daily treads was hallowed by the feet of him who dared to trample on royalty itself; and who, rising superior to the forms of law, spurned also at the forms of decorum ; and ftill more nobly risqued the curse of God, and the execration of pofterity, to bring his monarch to the block.

The present Diversions of Purley are not, indeed, allowed to take so serious a turn. And it is somewhat diverting to see the fierce patriot tamed into an etymologist; though now and then the old spirit breaks through the cloud that opp:esses the lustre of freedom :VOL, LXXVI.

B

Staring,

* Staring, tremendous, with a threat'ning eye,

Like some fierce 'Tyrant in old Tapestry. The manus inimica tyrannis, that once waved the cap of liberty, and was ready to make+

-- the Tyrant feel The keen deep-searchings of the patriot's feel, now holds the birch to scourge the grammarians : and, having Aogged through the whole school, redoublēs its Strokes on Lord Monboddo-as if unwilling to leave his Lordship one sound point to fit upon.

We hope Mr. Tooke will give us as much room to admire his candour as we do his skill. He who censures and laughs ro freely at others, hath no right to complain if others indulge a little ridicule at his expence. But let this be his consolation, that if his manner.of fighting be condemned, yet no one can dilpute his claim to the victory; and if we smile at the patriot, we must applaud the scholar.

We shall now enter on the confideration of the present work ;' and we cannot better befriend the interefts of English literature than by giving our readers a general view of its contents. Thę Author hach the fingular honour of throwing light on such parts of language as had been left in great obscurity by all preceding lexicographers and etymologists; and the Diversions of Purley have laid the foundation for a new system of grammar, which we hope to see ftill farther extended by the researches of this acute and penetrating critic : for we are happy to find that this volume is announced only as a first part.

The form of the work is not, in our opinion, so happy as its execution. The dialogue seems unsuitable to the dry difquifitions of the grammarian. Ic rather obscures the subject than illustrates it.

But wbere the matter is so substantial and excellent, it would be faftidious to quarrel with the manner ; and for the fake of the former, we could forgive more blemithes and defects in the latter, than we find in the present volume.

It confifts of ten chapters. The general titles of which are• I. Of the division or distribution of language. • II, Some considerations on Mr. Locke's Essay. « III. Of the parts of speech. • IV. Of the noun. • V. Of the article and interjection. • VI. Of the word THAT. - VII. Of conjunctions. • VIII. Etymology of the English conjundions. • IX. Of prepositions. « X. Of adverbs.'

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