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Art. I. Theorie des Peines et des Recompenses. Par M. Jere
mie Bentham, Jurisconsulte Anglois. Redigée en François d'après les Manuscrits, par M. Et. Dumont de Génève. 2 vol.
8vo. pp. 800. à Londres, Dulau, 1811. We have already had occasion to mention this very interest
ing work, and to express our regret at the accidents which more than once interfered with the design of laying its contents before our readers. We are at length enabled to accomplish this purpose ; and the delay which has occurred, by affording additional time for meditating upon the subject, has only confirmed the conviction originally entertained, of the essential services rendered to the most important branch of legislation by this promulgation of Mr Bentham's doctrines.
It is to Mr Dumont, upon the present as on a former occasion, that we are indebted for a knowledge of these valuable speculations. The greater part of them had been completed, as far as their author did complete them, above 30 years before the date of the present publication. During that long period they had lain in his repositories neglected by him, or considered as materials for a branch of his great work on Legislation, into which they might enter at some future time—or perhaps only regarded as notes amassed for his own use, in the course of his private studies. Had not the same zealous and friendly hand interposed, to which we owe the · Traités de Legislation,' * this treatise, although almost complete in itself, and perfectly capable of being separated from the vast system of practical ethics to which it naturally belongs, would in all probability have been withheld till the period at which that work may be finished, with the still
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* See our account of this admirable work in Vol. IV. Ed. Rev.
CONTENTS OF No. XLIV.
ART. I. Elements of Agricultural Chemistry in a Course of
Lectures for the Board of Agriculture. By Sir
&c. &c. &c.
294 IV. Publications respecting the Eastern Peninsula of India 381 V. Quelques Détails sur le Général Moreau et ses derniers
Moments, suivis d'une courte Notice Biographique.
363 VI. Remarks on Antiquities, Arts, and Letters, during an
Excursion in Italy, in the years 1802 and 1803.
376 VII. State of the Prisons in England, Scotland, and Wales,
extending to various places therein assigned ; not
385 VIII. Prabodh Chandrodaya, or the Rise of the Moon of In
tellect, an Allegorical Drama; and Atma Bodh, or
400 IX. A Geographical Memoir of the Persian Empire. By
John Macdonald Kinneir, Political Assistant to
409. X. Patronage. By Maria Edgeworth: Author of Tales
of Fashionable Life, Belinda, Leonora, &c. 164
Berlin, Gorlitz, and Breslaw to Silberberg, and
434 XII. Carmen Triumphale for the Commencement of the Year
1814. By Robert Southey Esq. Poet-Laureat 447 XIII. Essay on the Theory of the Earth: Translated from
the French of M. Cuvier. By Robert Kerr, F. R.
454 XIV. Memoirs of a celebrated Literary and Political Cha
racter, from the Resignation of Sir Robert Walpole
475 Quarterly List of New Publications