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young Montagus,-a legal proceed that we might once more clash with the ing is commenced in Chancery to greater fury. Clifford called out to me, not deprive Holloway of his office of to force hiin to embrew his sword in the guardian, on the ground of his blood of the brother of his wife! That word unworthiness and profligacy. The drove me instantaneously to a towering attorney, aware of the weak side of bitterness and malignity as nothing but a

madness. I cursed him in words of such Mandeville, gets up a story, partly

passion like mine could furnish.--I rememtrue, and partly false, about Henriet

ber no more." ta and Clifford, and discloses to him their fixed purpose to marry with all Mandeville is beat down and terriconvenient speed ; and by this means bly wounded in the face by Clifford, binds him more firmly than ever to

and his party defeated, -and so ends his interest, and raises his fury to the the book, to our no small disappointhighest pitch of diabolical frenzy. ment and mortification. Mallison, the nephew of Holloway,

As these volumes contain the biowho had been a school-fellow of Man.

graphy of only the first twenty years deville's at Winchester, and the main

of this extraordinary character, who, cause of his disgrace there, and after

we are glad to find, lived to a good wards at Oxford, had, at the instiga

old age, and must have written his tion of his uncle, conceived some

memoirs in a tolerably sound state of hopes of the hand of Henrietta; and

mind, we are willing to hope that the now this accomplished person takes it human part of his mixed nature may into his head to wait upon Clifford

have predoininated during the rest and urge him in a very formal man

of his life. ner to relinquish his claims. Mande

In Mr Godwin's works of fancy, huyille, too, pays a visit to his sister, in

man nature and the institutions of soorder to prevail with her to break with

ciety do not appear in the most faClifford, and works himself into a fearful fit of insanity. The marriage their true light, it is not our business

vourable light, --whether or not in of Clifford and Henrietta is, however, to inquire. One thing, however, is a thing resolved on, and the chancery evident, in regard to works of fancy business proceeds with the characte

as well as dialecticks; the more unristic celerity of that High Court. These lovely the characters in the former, matters bring all the parties concerned and the feebler the arguments in the to London. The marriage is celebra- latter, the greater must be the talents ted at Barking, a day sooner than necessary to ensure success. That Mr Holloway and Mandeville expected, Godwin possesses these talents in an and the happy couple and their friends, eminent degree, is universally acknowwho had dined in the neighbourhood, ledged. Yet we should be glad to are on their return to Barking in the see him employ them differently. In evening, when they are waylaid by his earliest work, we beheld him comour hero and six hired troopers, with the intention of carrying off Henrietta jects, and trace almost all their dis

mence his dissections on adult subin spite of all opposition. A skirmish

tempers and sufferings to the arrangeensues.

ments of society; in the present, we “ I ordered my men to fire. I was have accompanied him from infancy far past the consideration of how many to manhood, and looked on while he lives might be the victims of my fury. he has laid bare the evil passions in There was a regular discharge of musketry their source, their growth, their maon our side, and one or two men of the turity, and their baleful effects. We enemy fell. We then drew our broad. may hope that he has now exhausted swords. Clifford was the foremost of the these cheerless topics, and that hencedefensive party; and, though the night was dark, by sure instinct I singled him forth he will draw from the stores of out. We struck; we grappled ; we fell his rich and powerful imagination from our horses, and came to the ground scenes which we can contemplate together. We rose, as if by a mutual con- with delight; and thus be made to sent, that had no need of words'; and drew feel gratitude as well as admiration to back again a few paces from each other, wards the hand that paints them, TOL. II.

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SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS.

(The following article is the first of a

Though the author of this small public serios which will appear monthly, and in a cation has not thought fit to put his name more extended form, so as to embrace a to the title page, the work is universally survey of French literature, along with ascribed to M. de Segur. This gentleman whatever may be thought most interest- enjoys the reputation of being one of the witing to the British reader regarding the tiest men in the kingdom. We are sorry, principal theatres of Paris. We can pro- however, to say, that this dictionary will not, mise the regular continuation of these in our opinion, add much to the author's novel and interesting notices with some fame, and that one of the most sensible acconfidence, having made an arrangement tions of his life, perhaps, has been his sendto that effect with a French gentle. ing it incognito into the world. M. de S.'s man of distinguished literary talents, plan consists in taking a certain number of through whom, and our other correspon- words of the French language, arranging dents in Paris, we hope to be able to them alphabetically, and explaining them, make our readers acquainted in a way not according to their true meaning, but equally expeditious and authentic) with with satirical applications to the manners all that is most generally interesting in and customs of the age. A single example French literature and science.]

will be sufficient to give an idea of the auDecember 1817.

thor's style and observations :

CASH-KEEPER..“ A man who knows 1. Dictionnaire des Sciences Natu

to make himself agreeable to every one, relles, &c.

without politeness or wit.”

To conclude, we cannot help mentionDictionary of Natural Science, wherein the different beings or parts respected in this work.

ing, that religion and morals are seldom of nature are examined, as well in themselves as with a view to the use 6. Des Progres, &c. they may be of in medicine, agricul- On the Progress of the Representature, commerce or the arts, by a Society tive Government in France ; Session of Professors of the Royal Botanical of the Chambers, 1817: By M. de Garden at Paris. Vol. 9th, with Cuts. Pradt, late archbishop of Mechlin. (CHL-CEU.)– To be continued. (Pamphlet.) 2. Conseils, &c. Advice on the First Studies, by well known in the literary and political

The late archbishop of Mechlin, is too Leócade Delpieue. (Pamphlet.) 3. Annales des Faits, &c.

world to require from us any particular

introduction to our readers. We shall (This is the prospectus of a work, therefore barely mention, that this is a intended to be published by subscrip- pamphlet of about sixty pages, full of nontion. The title will be

sensical bombast, and vacant of ideas, style Annals of Military Facts and Sci- and sense. The only good hint we find in cnces, by a Society of military and li- it, is a just reproach, falling equally on terary men. To be published month- ministers and on the members of the Cham. ly in numbers of six sheets each, 30 ber of Deputies, who in the debates are francs a year.)

continually mentioning the king, and tak4. Histoire des Generaux, fc.

ing of H. M.'s wishes and intentions ; whereThe History of the generals, the as in the English parliament, the king's officers of all ranks, commissioned and name is never prononnced. M. de P. might non-commissioned, and the privates, fault is deliberately committed by the

gone farther, and shown that this who have distinguished themselves in ministry, who by that means gently shove the different campaigns of the French from their shoulders all constitutional rearmies. (Pamphlet.)

sponsibility. We also observe in this 5. Dictionnaire des Gens du Monde,&c. pamphlet an interesting observation, viz.

A Dictionary adapted for the use of that the Sessions of the French Chambers well bred persons, or Moral Lectures always open by a religious ceremony, for Court and City, by a young her- whereas in England, though the nation mit, 1 vol. 12mo.

have undoubtedly more piety, no such ce.

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remony takes place. It cannot be con- Do. Super-large vellum paper, 200 testad, that prayer addressed to the Al Do. in 4to, 12 sheets, mighty adds much solemnity to the open- To be continued. ing of discussions on worldly interests. 16. Collection Complete, fc. 7. Du Jury, 8c.

A Complete Collection of Works, On Juries, and the Laws of the published under the Representative Press in a Representative Government, Government and present Constituwith some materials for a Politicaí tion of France, being a Series of Law on the Subject, by M. Picard. Lectures on Constitutional Politics, by (Pamphlet.)

M. Benjamin de Constant. i Vol. in 8. Le Cri des Auteurs. &c.

8vo. The Authors' Hue and Cry, ad

17. Sur le Projet, &c. dressed to the Council of Ministers on

Some Observations on the Project the abuse of the liberty of the press, of.a Law for the Responsibility of the silence of our political legislation Ministers, by the Cardinal de la Luc in regard to the property of authors

zerne. (Pamphlet.) and journalists, and the responsibility

18. Considerations sur l'Amerique of ministers, by Alex. Prévet. (Pam- Espagnole, &c. phlet.)

Considerations on Spanish Ameri9. Essai, &c.

ca, or an appeal to truth, on the causes, An Essay on the Law of the Press. the true spirit, and the aim of the (Pamphlet.)

Revolution ; by an American, a friend 10. Les Journaux, &c.

to justice, and an eye-witness of alOught Newspapers to be submitted most all the facts he relates, and of to Political Inspection ? (Pamphlet.) many others too incredible to be re11. Annales de la Session, &c.

lated. (Pamphlet) Annals of the Session of 1817-1818,

19. Observations, fc. by M. Benjamin Constant. (Pamphlet.)

Observations on the Project of a 12. Observations, fc.

Law for the liberty of the Press; by Observations on Public Education, M. C *** Counsellor of the Royal the necessity of a Reform, and the Court of Paris. (Pamphlet.) means of procuring the same, by M.

20. Du Nouveau Projet, &c. Crignon Guinebaud. (Pamphlet.)

Some Observations on the New 13. Histoire, &c.

Project of a Law for the Press; by The History of the National Con- M. Comte. (Pamphlet.) vention of France; to which is pre

21. Récit exact des Derniers Mout fixed a short retrospect of the Con- mens, &c. stituent and Legislative Assemblies,

A True Account of the latter period and Historical Notes added on the of the Queen's Captivity, viz from most eminent personages of that pe

September Įith 1793 to October 16th riod of the French Revolution, by R. following, by Madame Bault

, widow T. Durdent. 2 Vol. in 12mo.

to the last door-keeper of the prison. 14. Manuel des Braves, &c.

22. Vie de Charles Melchior Artur, A Guide to the Brave, or the Vic- &c. tories of the French Armies in Ger

The Life of Charles Melchior Are nany, Spain, Russia, France, Hol- thur, Marquis of Bonchamps, Venland, Belgium, Italy, Egypt, &c. in- dean General; by P. M. Chauveau, scribed to the members of the Legion M. D.; to which is added, the Fune of Honour, by Messrs. Leon Thiessé, ral Oration spoken over the Tomb of Eugene B **, and several other mi

the Marquis. litary men. Vol. 1, 2, & 3; to be

23. Discours prononcés, &c. completed in 6, by subscription.

Speeches pronounced in the Public 15. Voyage de, &c.

Sitting of the French Academy at the Messrs. Alexander de Humboldt, reception of Messrs Roger and Laya, and A. Bonpland's Travels, 6th Part. November 30, 1817, and Answer of Botany, 34 Division, 18 sheets in fo- the Duke de Léris, Director of the lio, with 25 Cuts. price Do. with Coloured Plates,

180 24. Voyage de MM. A. de Hum

boldt, fc. Our correspondent has been misinformed on

Messrs A. de Humboldt, and A. this point : Both our Houses of Parliament, we Bonpland's Travels ; Zoological and believe, are opened by prayer.

Anatomical Observations; being the 3d

100 fr. Academy.

Part of the 2d Volume. Sis sheets why the nobility are constantly a butt to in 4to, with six cuts.

attacks in a monarchy, whereof that same 25. Collection, &c.

nobility form a constitutional part, and Collection of the best works writ- where the king daily creates new dukes, ten in the French language, inscribed marquisses, counts, or barons. The into the amateurs of elegant typography, throw an odiwn or a ridicule upon one of

tention of government can hardly be to and of accurate editions. Vol. XXXV. its fundamental institutions. And M. F. and XXXVI., including the 'Thoughts concludes very rightly, we imagine, by sayof Blaise Pascal, Vol. I. and II. (To ing to government ; either abolish nobility, be continued.) Printed for and by or take care that your nobility be respectP. Didot, Senior Price in boards, ed. 9 francs, ditto fine paper, 15 f.; ditto The nobles, perhaps you will say, show super. vellum, 30 f..

high pretensions, and threaten to overthrow 26. Correspondence Politiques et Ad- the constitution. But that argument cannot ministrative, &c.

hold, after recollecting that the nobility are Political and Administrative Cor- no more, as formerly, a body, and that a respondence, by J Fiévée, sth Part. his personal riches can give him.. At pre

nobleman has no other influence than what One small octavo volume.

sent in France, a Montmorency, if deprivM. Fiévée is undoubtedly one of the best ed of 3000 fr. landed income, cannot bepolitical writers at present living in France. come a deputy, and has, in fact, less inSeven numbers of his correspondence have fuence than the rich farmer, his neighbour. been published in the last two years and a This consideration leads M. F. to ano. half, all of which have created a high in- ther of high importance. The peerage is terest in those ranks of society where poli. the body representing the aristocratical tical questions are a customary topic of power : its influence ought to be great discourse. M. F.'s style is full of energy, enough to balance the favours of the court, and remarkably sarcastic. No wonder and the independent principles of the detherefore that his publications have pro- puties Many peers, however, have not cured him numerous enemies. But it even the means to keep a coach; 10,000 must be owned, his talents are not the only francs a-year is the income fixed for a cause of the enmity his works have excited baron.

peer

of Great Britain would cut against him. He is not without a con- but a sorry figure with L. 400 a-year. siderable portion of vanity ; and his pam- The consequence of the want of landed phlets, though seldom containing more than property in the Chamber of Peers, and the six or seven sheets of print, are never free democrátical spirit of the late election law, from his own personal praise. In M. have already had one natural consequence : F.'s opinion, M. F. might be the best de- we mean, that in the last elections, the puty, the best peer, the best minister pos- monied men have had a decided advansible, and still M. F. disdains being either tage over the landholders; and this, which, minister, peer, or deputy. When a man according to M. F. would be unfortunate shows such high wrought pride, he seldom in all countries, is still more so in France, persuades others ; and his best reasonings, where commerce is only a secondary in. though founded on the firmest basis of

M. F. states, not without foundatruth, hardly ever succeed in making con- tion, that the man whose property is all in verts.

money, must naturally feel less interested The eighth number of his work contains in the prosperity of his country than the two supposed letters to a friend in Eng. landholder, whose private happiness is atland on the late elections. The author has tached to the soil. drawn a very able picture of the present M. F.'s pamphlet concludes with a few state of parties in France. The royalists, observations on the liberty of the press. he says, though numerous, being without This is the weakest part of his work. It the spirit of intrigue, play a very small part contains, however, some excellent ideas, in the political world, which is divided be. among which we have remarked what M. tween the ministerial and independent F. says on the unfortunate state of a naparties. The latter is what was formerly tion, where the public opinion is not recalled the revolutionary. The ministerials gulated by the Chambers. vill, soon or late, unite with the indepen- We have now said enough to give our dents, and then attribute the misfortune of readers an idea of M. F.'s work, and shall France to the obstinacy of the royalists. conclude with quoting a singular fact. A

A short time before the election began, little while before the last election, the a novel was published, called the Farmer Lord Privy Seal, Baron Pasquier, wrote to and the Nobleman. This work was full the prefect of a department, where miof revolutionary principles, and intended to nisters found some opposition :-" What level all distinction of ranks. M. F. asks, am I to think of a prefect who cannot

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terest.

direct which way he pleases the public the author appearing to be a wish to prove opinion of his department ?"

that an actress is not an unfit match for a

nobleman. M. A.'s fugitive poems are 97. Histoire du Compte Roderico agreeable and Auent compositions. This de W***, &c.

is the first time that his works have been The History of Count Roderico de published collectively. W prime-minister at the Court

35. Histoire des Républiques Italiof S *; to which is added, The Young Fruit Gardener of the Lake of

ennes, &c. Toux, and the Siege of Granson, an

A history of the Italian Republics historical novel of the 15th century, de Sismondi.

of the middle ages; by C. L. Sismonde

Vols. XII. XIII. and by Madame La Baronne de Montolieu.

XIV. 8vo. (To be continued.) 1 vol. 12mo. 28. Memoire sur la guerre de la

36. Histoire des guerres du VivaVendée, in 1816, &c.

rais, &c. Memoirs of the War in the Ven

The History of the wars in Vivadée in 1815, by the Baron de Canuel, in favour of the Royal cause,

rais and the neighbouring Provinces,

from the Lieutenant-General of the Royal armies. With a map of the Theatre Establishment of the camp at Talès in of the War, and a Portrait of the 1790, to 1816; by Andéol Vincent,

&c. 1 vol. 8vo. Marquis de la Roche Jaquelein. 1 vol. 8vo.

37. De quelques abus, fc. 29. Des Libertés, &c.

On some Abuses introduced into the On the Liberties of the Gallican Religious System. (Pamphlet.) Church, &c. by D. Baillet, one of the

38. Alphonse et Azelia, fc. Librarians of the Library of Ver- Madame C. H. M. 2 vols. 12mo.

Alphonse and Azelia, a Novel; by sailles. (Pamphlet.)

39. Galerie Morale et Politique, &c. 30. Appreciation, &c. The project of a Law concerning Count de Segur. 1 vol.

Moral and Political Gallery, by the the three Concordats appreciated ; by

40. Observations Critiques, &c. J. D. Lanjuinais, Peer of France.

Critical Observations on the work (Pamphlet.)

called the Genius of Christianity ; by 31. Essai sur l'Indifférence, &c.

1 vol. Essay on Indifference in matters of M. de Châteaubriand, &c.

8vo. Religion, vol. 1. (To be continued.) 32. La Revelation prouvée par elle

41. Les Folies du Siècle, &c.

The Follies of the Age, a philosomême, c.

Revelation proved by itself; a work phical Novel. I vol. 8vo. intended to penetrate young people

This novel is not so much a philosophiwith the truths of the Christian doc- cal as a political work, chiefly intended to trine, and to prevent their falling into fatter the ministry, and to shew that the irreligion. (Pamphlet.)

plans followed by the present ministers are 33. Les conversations Maternelles, thor, who has not thought fit to put his

the best and the wisest possible. The au&C.

name on the title page, supposes a young Maternal Conversations, by Ma

man returned from his travels, with high dame Dufresnoy. 2 vols. 18mo. flown German ideas; his family, honest ci.

34. Euvres de F. G. J. S. Andri- tizens of Paris, unable to understand him, ULI, &c.

at last believe that he has lost his senses ; The works of F.G.J. S. Andrieux, and, by the advice of the family doctor, with cuts. 3 vols. 8vo.

his father leads him to a private madhouse.

There he finds several lunatics, which gives M. A. is a very agreeable poet and thea, the author an opportunity of painting the trical writer. His best comedy is called different parties which divide France at the Las Etourdis, (The Wild Young Man.) present moment. The style of this work He has also composed one called The Old Fop; the principal character and chief works read more fluently. It is a pity

is remarkably agreeable and witty. Few scene of which are taken from the English that the author has not shown a more incomedy of The Clandestine Marriage. dependent spirit, which might have given Last year, M. A. gave a piece called The

a great interest and much piquant to his Actress; very ably written, but of a ra

tale. ther immoral tendency : The intention of

Paris, January 5, 1818,

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