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cloaths being drawn up and over it, close to the throat, the tube is to be applied to the mouth, and the patient should inspire and expire through it, about twenty minutes, or half an hour.
This method, the Author affures us (and we have no reason to doubt his veracity), is an infallible and immediate cure for the cough confequent on catching cold; rarely requiring repetition, and that only of the inhaler, for the fame time in the morning. In a note we are informed, that thefe inhalers are to be purchafed of W. Barnes, pewterer, No. 157, Fleet-ftreet.
The only practical observation of importance in the chapter on the vis vitæ, relates to the treatment of compound fractures; and though not entirely new, is more minutely infisted on here, than we have before seen it, and is confirmed by cafes. It is, That in order to prevent the difagreeable fymptoms generally attending these fractures, the only effectual method is to reduce them as nearly as poffible to the ftate of fimple ones, by totally excluding the accefs of the external air. It is juftly remarked, that fimple fractures muft very often be attended with great internal contufion and laceration; which, however, rarely occafion any troublesome fymptoms, merely because the air, that great promoter of inflammation and putrefaction in wounds, gets no admiffion. In treating a compound fracture, therefore, this circumftance is to be imitated, by fuffering the coagulum of blood, with the dreffings, to remain untouched, till the wounds, caufed by the fplinters, &c. are almost or entirely healed. In a bad cafe here related, the firft dreffings were left on till the feventeenth day, in extremely hot weather, not only without inconvenience, but with the happieft effects; and the fuccefs of this practice is afferted in numerous other inftances, under Mr. Mudge's own care, and that of several other surgeons. In addition to the coagulum formed by the blood and lint, the traumatic balfam was frequently poured on, which would not only add folidity to the mafs, but likewife correct the tendency to putrefaction.
MONTHLY CATALOGUE, For JANUARY, 1779.
Art. 15. An Addrefs to the Lords of the Admiralty, on their Conduct towards Admiral Keppel. 8vo. I S. Almon. 1778.
Keen animadverfion on the proceedings of adminiftration in general, as well as of the Admiralty-board, in respect to the unlucky and unfeasonable measure of bringing Mr. Keppel before a court-martial. The Writer is particularly fevere on the Lords Mulgrave and Sandwich. Sir H. Pallifer, too, is not spared. The Addreffer is a warm and fpirited advocate for Admiral K. and we may pronounce him a good writer, in the farcaftic as well as the argumen
Nor lefs the guilty Parent's ire,
Whofe mad'ning zeal boils in th' unnatural feud:
In our Review for July lait, p. 72, we inferted a Catalogue-article of this Ode, which then appeared without the Author's name: a circumftance which gives the prefent edition a customary right to fome potice, as a knowledge of the Writer is new matter of infor mation to our readers.
Mr. Tafker, like Tyrtæus of old, aims, in general, at the great purpose of roufing the martial fpirit of the people; but the more immediate and peculiar occafion of this poem, is the celebration of our last year's encampments, near Maidstone, Salisbury, Winchester, and Brentwood:
On every heath, on every ftrand,
Gallia's pale genius ftands aghaft,
(The lillies wither in her hand) Her fleets receive the favouring blaft, "But dare not feek the adverie-land. On England's rough and rocky fhore, 'She hears th' awaken'd Lion roar. Thefe lines, detached from very diftant parts of the poem (but not, we apprehend, unnaturally connected here), will ferve, in fome meafure, as a fpecimen of this fpirited Ode:-from which no quotation was made in our first mention of it. Art. 24. The History of the Holy Bible, as contained in the facred Scriptures of the Old and New Teftament, Attempted in eafy verfe. With occafional Notes. Including a concife Relation of the facred Hiftory from the Birth of Creation to the Times of our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift and his Apoftles; and comprehending all the memorable Tranfactions during the Space of above 4000 Years. By John Fellows, Author of Grace Triumphant; a Poem. 12mo. 4 vols. 8s. Hogg. 1778.
This book may prove agreeable and ufeful to children, and youth, for whom it is, particularly intended, and to fome others who wish to affift the memory, and are not much folicitous about the exactness and beauty of poetry.
Art. 25. Buthred; a Tragedy. As it is acted at the TheatreRoyal in Covent-Garden, 8vo. 1 s. 6d. Newbury. 1779. Two ingenious gentlemen have publickly disclaimed this piece; which feems to be the production of fome fond fchoolboy, who had feen and read tragedies, till he had betrayed him felf into the idea of being able to write one. Buthred is beneath all criticism.
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Art. 26. The Panegyric of Voltaire. Written by the King of
We have before us a performance which is, at once, a monument to the memory of Voltaire, and to the honour of human friendship.` The prince who had warmly patronifed the poet when living, afferts and vindicates his fame when dead.-Farther than this, friendship cannot go.
This piece, however, does not feem to be one of those happy eulogiums which have both immortalized themselves, and the subject of their praife. It is, on the whole, a production too fuperficial for the pen of the Royal Pruffian, from whofe literary and philofophic accomplishments, fomething more fubftantial might have been expected. But, indeed, the wonder is, how, with fuch important and hazardous engagements on his hands, at the juncture when this gyric was compofed, the letter'd warriour could fo detach himself from panethe tented field,' as to execute this academical task, fo decently as he has done. But it will be afked, why then did the King, fo circumftanced, undertake fo nice and difficult a theme? A theme too, on which he was fure to meet with very powerful competitors * !-In reply to this, we fhall, perhaps, be told that, at leaft, we have here a ftrong proof of the SINCERITY of that regard which his Majefty had fo long profeffed for Monfieur de Voltaire;'-we must admit this.
The tranflator of this piece juftly obferves, in his preface, that Voltaire, who celebrated many kings, is himself celebrated by a king. It is the province of poets to write the panegyric of princes, but Voltaire is perhaps the firft poet whofe panegyric is profeffedly written by a fovereign. The following piece was compofed after the king of Pruffia had begun to withdraw his troops from Silefia, and before he returned to take up his winter-quarters in that country. If it is remarkable that the king of Pruffia fhould write the panegyric of Voltaire, it is ftill more remarkable that he fhould undertake this talk amidst the cares, the fatigues, and the disappointments of the field. But the fingular character of that philofophical hero renders what would appear moft extraordinary in the conduct of other men, natural and familiar with him.'
The tranflator farther remarks, that In order to eftimate the merit of the panegyric, it is neceffary to take into confideration not only the dignity of the author, and the peculiar circumstances in which he wrote, but the nature, object, and aim of this fpecies of
Without bidding open defiance to the evidence of hiftoric truth, he panegyrift is entitled to borrow all the colours of painting, and
Among other eminent literati, engaged in the fame task, we have been particularly informed of Meffrs. Linguet and Paliffot; the latter of whom has actually published his panegyric on M. Voltaire; and we have given an account of it in our Appendix tọ Rev. vol. lix. juft published. F 2
tative walk, notwithstanding a few-ifms, one of which evidently thews that he is not an Englifhman. An inftance or two will fuffice: Did he find this doctrine in the fame, book as taught him,' &c. P. 15. Though they took advantage of the night to go into Breft and refit, we ourselves were obliged, the day thereafter, to return to Plymouth.' P. 23,
Art. 16. A Conftitutional Packet, by a Friend to the Conftitution of Great Britain. Containing an Addrefs to the E*** of S*******, First Lord of the Admiralty; with a political Manifello from the Author. 8vo. I S. Williams.
Confiits, chiefly, of angry, we had almost faid furious invective against Lord Sand-h, on two accounts,-I. The Cafe of Admi-` ral Keppel: II. The Proceedings in regard to the Cause between the Commiffioners of Greenwich Hofpital, and their late Lieutenant Governor, Capt. Baillie. The Writer's ftyle is fo exceffively acrimonious, aud he fo repeatedly promises to renew and continue his attacks, in future publications, that inftead of a Conftitutional Packet, we think his Addrefs' will only be confidered in the invidious light. of a threatening letter.
Art. 17. Letters on the American War: Addreffed to the Right Worshipful the Mayor and Corporation, to the Worshipful the Wardens and Corporation of the Trinity-Houfe, and to the worthy Burgeffes of the Town of Kingston upon Hull. By David Hartley, Efq; Member of Parliament for Hull. 4to. 3 s. Almon. 1778.
In thefe Letters Mr. Hartley lays before his conftituents, in full detail, the proceedings of the feveral feffions of this present Parlia ment with respect to the American war, in order to prove that whatever deceptions may, from time to time, have been used, or whatever pretexts may have been held out, coercion, and not reconciliation, was from the very first the fecret and adopted plan, and this plan hath, ever fince, been fyftematically and inflexibly purfued. At the fame time the Author gives a view of the fteps which have been taken by the members in oppofition and their friends, to terminate the difpute: and he particularly recites the proposals which he has himself made, without fuccefs, for the accomplishment of this laudable end. The narrative, though written in a ftyle which will perhaps generally be thought verbose and tedious, will be acceptable to thofe who wish to fee this interesting feries of facts in their connection.
Art. 18. The School for Scandal. A Comedy. 8vo. I s. 6 d.
Not Mr. Sheridan's celebrated comedy, bearing the above title, but a political bum, of very little merit, with refpect either to plan, fentiment, or language. It is a fatire on the politics of the court, and it mauls Lord Bute and the Scots.
Art. 19. The Junto; or, the interior Cabinet laid open. A State Farce, now acting upon the moft capital Stage in Europe. 8vo. I S. Bladon. 1778.
Low, fcurrilous ftuff,-about the evil politics and misconduct of "The Thane, Lord Jefferies, Lord Boreas, Lord Minden,' &c.
Art. 20. Report from the Select Committee, to whom it was referred to examine the Accounts of extraordinary Services incurred and paid, and not provided for by Parliament, which have been laid before the Houfe of Commons in the Years 1776, 1777, and 1778. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. Almon.
This Report bears relation only to one branch of the public fervice, viz. the article respecting the rum-contracts with Meffrs. Muir and Atkinson, and others; which was the first object of the inquiry entered upon by the committee. The amount of the feveral payments on this article, from January 31, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1778, was about 111,5501. *-for the use of our forces in America:-The devil's in it if this was not enough to keep the army in Spirits for twò years!
*** Were the spirits of our brave forefathers, who won the bat tles of Creffy and Agincourt, or of Oliver's fighting faints, kept up by fuch means?
Art. 21. An Heroic Epifle to Sir James Wright. 4to. Is. 6d. Bew. When Sir J. W. thought it proper to make his appeal to the Public, on account of his late difpute with Dr. Addington, he must have expected fome abuse from the bigots or the mercenaries of the other party; (for all parties have their mercenaries as well as their bigots) and the writer of this epiftle has taken care that he should not be difappointed. There is plenty of abuse in this fatire; but it is not like the fatire of Malcolm Macgregor, Efq; Author of the heroic epiftle to Sir William Chambers. Squire Macgregor cuts with a fine edged razor: Sir James Wright's friend hews with a butcher's cleaver.
Art. 22. An Ode to Mars. 4to. 6d. Millar. 1778.
The object of this poem, fays the Author, in his advertisement, is not only to difpofe the Reader to the love of peace, by exhibiting a picture of the calamities of war, and of civil war in particular; but to awaken the dying embers of public fpirit, by a difplay of the virtues of our ancestors, and to point out a nobler field for British valour, than the extermination of our freeborn fellow-fubjects.'
The ode is dedicated to General Burgoyne, who, the writer affirms, fell a victim to thofe infatuated Counfels, deftined to undo this nation, and by which almost every individual among us is more or lefs a fufferer.'
SPECIMEN of the POETRY.
Our Country's Genius, pierc'd with many a wound,
I fee Heav'ns wrath in dreadful thunders hurl'd;
And rifing tumults rack the peaceful world;