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I. Retrospection; or, a Review of Charles Martel, A. D. 700, to Char-

the most striking and important lemagne, A. D. 800.---XIII. From

Events, Characters, Situations, and the Crowning of Charlemagne 800,

their Consequences, which the last to the Death of Alfred A. D. 900.-

Eighteen Hundred Years have pre. XIV. From the Death of Alfred,

sented to the View of Mankind. A. D. 900, to the Foundation of the

By HESTER LYNCH Piozzi. Turkish Empire under Tangrolipix,

With a Portrait of the Author. A. D. 1000.-XV. From the first

In 2 vols. 4to. Pp. 1001. 21. 25. Founding of the Turkish Empire


under Tangrolipix 1000, to the Time

of the first Crusade, A. D. 1100.-

XVI. From the Year 1097, first

Crusade, to the Middle of the twelfth

Century, A. D. 1150.-XVII. To

HAP. I. Containing the first the Year of our Lord 1200.—XVIII.

Century; from Tiberius to Tra- From the Year 1200 to 1230.-XIX.

jan.--II. Second Century; from Second Portion of the thirteenth

Trajan to Caracalla.—III. From Century.-XX. To the Year of our

Caracalla to the Death of Alexander Lord 1300.---XXI. From A. D.

Severus. First Portion of the third 1300, to the Year 1350, or nearly

Century.-IV. From the Death of so.-XXII. Ending with A.D. 1400.

Alexander Severus to A. D. 300, the XXIII. From A.D. 1400, to the

Retreat of Dioclesian.-V, From the Year 1425.--XXIV. To the Sack-

Death of Dioclefian to the Death of ing of Constantinople, A. D. 1455,

Constantine the Great. Part of the and its immediate Consequences.

fourth Century.--VI. From Con-

stantine to Theodofius, A. D. 400.


-VII. From Theodofius the Elder CHAP. I. Containing an Account

to the Death of Attila, about fifty of Jews, Turks, and Roman Em-

Years.-VIII. From the Death of pire, for forty-seven Years, from 1455

Attila to A. D. 500.-1X. To the io 1492.-11. A Reviewal of Enga

Expulfion of the Gothic Kings. land, France, Spain, Holland, Den-

First Portion of the sixth Century - mark, Scotland; their Advancements

X. From the Expulfion of the Gothic from 1455 to 1492. The same Pe-

Kings by Belisarius, to A. D. 600.riod of forty-seven Years.-III. The

-XI. From Good St. Gregory to Discoveries, &c. from A. D. 1492

the Death of Charles Martel, A. D. down to the Year 1523.-IV. Turks

700.—XII. From the Birth of and Italians, French and English,

Vol. V, -No, XLIII.



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from 1492, to 1525.-V. Popes, and mind, who having collected all there other European Princes, to A. D.

facts together, presents them as 1550.-11. Progress of Science, Pro- object of Retrospection to the public!

of those who turn them over, how greis of Discovery, and Turkish Em dílerent, how numerous will be the pire reviewed, from: 1550 to 1000. centures! while cach expects his fa--VII. Italy, Germany, Spain, Eng- vourite hero, his beft-remembered inland, France, and the North-Pro- cident, to be dilated and brought forgress of Reformation-From A. D. ward ; instead of which, others per7550 to 1600.-VIII. Firit Portion baps appear, and take the lead. of the seventeenth Century; its Ef.

« Different obfervers attach to every fects on England, Scotland, Holland, obie& different degrees of importance. France, and Portugal; with a Sketch Taking a country walk one day in a of the Changes in common Life, and

remote province, the steward advised Progress of Science.--IX. Portugal, tree. "Oh! cried out a gentleman in

speedy r moval of an ugly stag-horned Perlia, India, China, Turkey, Africa, acompany who was taking views— pray and Rome, to 1650.-X. Sweden, spare the favourite feature in my Germany, France, and America, "landscape.'--' You have been, Sir, á down to 1650.-XL Great Britain "friend to the distressed,' said another only, to 1659.--XII. France, Spain, of our party, who profeffed natural Sweden, lialy, from 1650 to 1700. philosophy, in faving from the axe XII. Eft, Weft, and North,

*those old dry boughs; for there are

birds which will not perch among from 1650 to 1700---Progress of Science, Manners, &c. ---XIV. Spain, horned tree like this, their seat of

thick foliage, making rather a ftag. Pustugal, Germany, Holland, and

delight all fummer.' Great Britain, from 1650 to 1700. « This conversation has come often -XV. Sweden, Denmark, Poland, to my mind; but the die is now caft, Rullia, and Turkey, from 1700 to and complaints are vain. If, however, 1725.-+--XVI. France, England, I thould have made improper choice of Spain, Holland, Italy and Austria, facts, and if I thall be found at length from 1700 to 1725.-XVII. Ame- most to resemble Maister Fabyan of rica, Asia, Africa, and general Sketch old, who writing the Life of Henry V. of Improvements in Europe, from cock set up on St. Paul's steeple during

heaviest on new 1725 to 1750.-XVIII. Sketch of that eventful reign; my book must the Situation of Austria, Turkey, fhare the fate of his, and be like that Russia, France, and Italy, from 1725 forgotten : reninding, before its death 10 1750.---XIX. Great Britain, Ire- perhaps, a friend or two, of a poor land, and America, from 1750 to man living in later times, that Dr. -1780.-XX. Sketch of the Situation Johnson used to tell us of; who being of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, advised to take subscriptions for a new and Germany, from 1750 to 1780. Bolt Court and begged advice. There,

geographical dictionary, haftened to --XXI. Review of Transactions in having listened carefully for half an the East and North, from 1750 to hour," • Ah, but, dear Sir!' exclaimed 1780.-XXII. General Retrospect, the admiring parafite, “if I am to make from 1780 to 1790.-XXIII. Sketch all this eloquent ado about Athens of Events from 1790 to 1790.-- and Rome, where ihall we find place XXIV. Last four Years of the Cen do you think for Richmond or Aixtury, from 1796 to 1800.

la-Chapelle ?' The perplexity was

laughable enougb: yet such are the EXTRACT FROM THE PREFACE.

perplexities of a compiler; and for a

mere compilation stretched to two « IF the Rambler is right when quarto volumes, the apology mut be he says, “That no man ever ob- a serious one.

It will be found how: • tains more from his moft zealous en- ever, but among things and situations deavours, than a painful conviction fo far from laughable and Indicrous,

of his own defects,' how strongly that they appear even awfully imprefmuft that conviction press upon her live.

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“ To an áof profound peace and they settled, and Caswallon then obliterary qui thould have confidered tained (fome fay) the appellation of * such an abridgment as insulting : to Draco Infularum. I thought the dra

our difturbed and busy days abridg- gon crest and perhaps rouge dragon had ments only can be useful. No one has been derived from him ; but Pennant, leisure to read better books. Young peo.. who best knows fuch matters, bring's ple are called out to act before they them from Uther Pendragon: he has know, before they could have learned himfelf a right to bear it, as I have how those have acted who have lived read or heard, deriving his long-traced before them. Hiftory is voluminous, lineage from Vortigern; and it should and fashionable extracts are so perpes seem that dragons were not new to the tually separated from each other by world after crufading times, but this; verses or by eliays, that they leave little though Warton thinks they were. Yet trace of information on the mind: a 't is hard to believe, because Brxjcia natural consequence, and manifest dil. Brixia gaye it for an enign in carly advantage attendant upon all felec- days, if we believe the teítimony of tions, where no one thing having any Rubæus. Be this as it may, science refereace to another thing, each loses had certainly begun to dawn among much of its effect by standing com

the barbarous nations; and a faint dir. pletely infolated from all the rett. Our tant light, as Rome began ruling back work, though but a frontispiece and towards opacity, might be discerned riis, contains between the two some to promife day among the Goths, faded drawings, such as we find in when Athanaricus, the Cecrops of morudiments of painting, and will, like dern ages, fixing in Thrace, encou. them, be good for young beginners. raged Ulphilus, an Arian bishop, to Perhaps too, those who long ago have invent runic characters, and had the read, and long ago defifted from read- satisfaction of seeing those arts of civi. ing histories well known, may like to lization fown, which were destined to pleafe their fancies with the Retrofit revive after the grand deluge of darkof what they feel connected in their ness, urged onwards by the Huns and minds with youthful ftudy, and that Vandals, should be dried off. But be. fweet remembrance of early-dawning fore then the timid Valens was cons knowledge on the foul.” P. iii.

fumed in a small house he had retired to from rage of war, which loon pur

sued him there and burned with fire. EXTRACTS.

His rugged coileague Valentinian died THE FOURTH CENTURY, FROM CON

in an agony of paffion, bursting a

blood-veífel with his own violence at STASTINE TO THEODOSIUS.

seeing himself forced to receive ambar"WHILST enervate softness marked {adors from favage leaders of armies he the Eait, a rougher scenery displayed at once despised and feared; but hav. itself in Scotland, whence Eugenius ing associated Gratian bis fon and fucand Euthodius were cruelly thrust out, ceilor, the loss was felt the less; while and exiled to perish with hunger in the furious Maximin, a name that ever Idle of Man; till Romachus, the petty calls to mind ideas of tyranny, ruled tyrant of Caledonia, having offended but a little while. One of these femi. bis barons by this act of treason against barbarous emperors, I forgct which, had youths of a royal blood, they cut his for his favourites two thapeless bears, kezd off, carrying it in triumph upon probably lets ferocious than himself; 2 pike's end, according to the true and excellent at ridding their master fpirit of such irregular and turbulent of friends or of petitioners he liked times. The fons, meanwhile, of Cy- not. That nothing may appear imactha Weledig, whose mother Gwawl* poflible, I can myself recollect herring 828 fifter to St. Helena, ruled on the of a country gentleman residing in Shaggy top of Mona high, where the Lancashire or Chethire some threcicore Legrian Britons had retired from years ago, who had the same tafte of fury and encroachment of the Saxon domestic amusement; and when more chiefs; having first cleared the island wine was called for than he vithed to fruin piratic rovers from the Irishi coaft, give, • Call Dolly in,' said he, ' to * " Gwawl means Giulia, Julia, Juliana: the Gillian of our English ballads."

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