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Give me in Learning's ample field to stray,
Or 'midst the solemn stillness of the grove,
There 'till gay Phoebus gilds another sky,
These sounds whilft fancy's plastic pow'r exprell,
Around a sudden gleam illum'd the place,
• Here oft my Milton in the midnight gloom,
• Here learnt above the duller fons of earth,
6. But rais’d to join the aerial choir on high,
When leading in her hand a reverend fage,
She ceas'd, and to my fancy's longing fight,
And left the world to Darkness, YOUNG, and Mes This visionary scene is finely imagined, and does equal honour to its Author, and to the truly reverend and juftly admired Bard whom he has introduced into it.
Art. 16. An Address to one of the Greatest, Gallantest, most Loyal,
and Humane Gentlemen in the World. By John Slack, A.M. Residentiary at Bristol, and some time Fellow of Broughton College, Oxford Road, 4to. 1s. Hinxman.
Some maggotty son of the Muses has here perfonated the noted Bruiser, Slack, (the Vanquilher of the great Broughton) and represented him as lamenting the suppression of the manly recreation of Bruising ; and addresfing a great man, it does not appear who, to intercede with his Majesty, to restore the British Gymnasium. The Poetry is more than equal to the occahon. Art. 17. Bully and Satan, a Fragment. 4to.
I $. Scott. Political humour and satire, in the style of the famous Causidicade, Triumvirade, &c. Pamphlets which made a great noise about fixteen years ago.
Specimen of the present performance, from the close of the Dialogue.
“ Dear Bufy, your fervant,my good Satan, adien!
And Darkness twn Sexton to bury the Dead!” Art. 18. Eycidas, a Masque. To which is added, Delia, a pastoral Elegy; and Verses on the Death of the Marquis of Carmarthen.
40. 18. Pote, Lycidas muft be added to the number of unpoetical Poems produced by the Royal Nuptials. The Elegy has rather more merit than the Masque; but the Verfes on the Marquis of Carmarthen's Death, are beneath Centure. Whoever is the Authos, we suppose this may be his firkt publication; and if we fincerely with it may also be his latt, it proceeds from no unfriendly meaning towards him, as we conceive it impoffible for him to mifemploy his time in any way, more than in attempting the province of Poetry.
MISCĘ Į LANE OU S. Art. 19. · Letters between Emilia and Harriet. 8vo. 35.
Dodsley: 1. The method of cloạthing Novels, or Tales, in the form of Letters, hath been practised with remarkable success by Richardson, and lately by Rousseau, in his Eloisa. Other Writers of inferior fame have also struck into the fame path, and have not totally missed their way to the public favour. The little volume now before us, is a new attempt of the same kind; and if it is not eqnal to the productions of the great masters above mentioned, neicher is it to be ranked among the meanest of their imitators. — It is, in short, what may be termed, a decent performance ; such as an Author need not be extremely vain of, nor yet altogecher afhamed to acknowlege.
Emisia is a young lady of great prudence and regularity of conduet, an enemy to the fopperies and diffipating pleasures of the town, and extremely fond of a country life. Harriet, her friend, is of a gayer turn, a more fprightly difpofition, and hates the country. Notwithftanding this contrariety of character, these two young ladies have a most cordial esteem for each other, wbich is manifested by the fincerity and opennels with which they mutually express their lentiments. in the course of their correspondence. Emũia has a lover, a modeft, sensible young man, Mr. Sidney, whom Nie ofteem's for his virtues. Harriet is captivated with the glare, the gallantry, and the title of Sir George Townly, a town-debauchee, whose addresses the prefers to those of Mr. Lovewell, a man of real worth and good character. The different characters, and pretenfions of their lovers, with the oppofite schemes of life formed by these two ladies, furnih the main bufiness of their letters, each striving to make a convert of the other. The country lady at length prevails, the baronet turns out a sad scoundrel, and Mrs. Lovewell and Mrs. Sidney are as happy as matrimony can make them, with vorth, beauty, virtue, and fortune in her train. As to the style of these Letters, though neither laboured nor Jofcy, it is above the vulgar tkrain, ealy and natural; and uniformly consistent witix the opposite characters of the Writers. Art. 20. A circuiftential Account relating to that unfortunate
young Woman, svejs Anne Bell, alias Sharpe, containing the Particulars of a mot ridiculous Affair that has happened fince, the Trial of Mr. Sutton, which never yet transpired. Together with the remarkable Behaviour of Mr. William Bell, the Father of the Deceafed. By Mr. Thomas Holland. 8vo.
I S. Withy.
Mr. Holland, formerly an Adjutant in the Norfolk Militia, come plains of the hard treatnient he has met with, on account of bis endeavours to bring to justice the fupposed Murderer of the young Woman above mentioned. It feems this gentleman made himself enemies by his activity in that famous prosecution ; in consequence of which he has been traduced in bis character, deprived of his commission, and otherwise injured in his circumstances. According to this account also, M. B the young woman's father, has behared fhamefully, in regard to public justice, in the prosecution of Mr. S as well as very ungratefully to Mr. Holland in particular. Art. 21. The General Gazetteer : Or, Compendious Geographical Didianary. Containing, a Description of all the Empires,
Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Forts, Castles, Citadets, Seas, - Harbours, Bays, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Capes, and Pro
montories in the known World;' together with the Government, Policy, Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants ; the Extent, Bounds, and natural Productions of each Country; and the Tradi, Manufactures, and Curiosities of the Cities and Towns; their Longitude, Latitude, Bearing, and Distances in English Miles from remarkable Places; as also the Sieges they have undergone, and the Battles that have been fought near them ; down to this present Year. Including an authentic Account of all the Counties, Cities, Market Towns, and Villages, in England and Wales; with the Fairs, according to the New Style; as well as the Cattle, Goods, and Merchandize, that are sold thereat.“ By R. Brookes, M. D. 8vo. 6s. Newbery. Dr. Brookes, in his Preface, acquaints us, that he had for some years paft made Geography his particular study, and that the imperfections of the Gazetteers in being, gave rise to this Compilation. He alleges that their deficiencies, especially regarding many places in our own country, are here more fully supplied ; which is probably true, as the book certainly exceeds former Gazetteers in quantity, and is better supplied with maps : a circumstance of no inconsiderable aid to those brief descriptions, to which all Compilations of this kind are necessarily confined.
Art. 22. Military Instructions, written by the King of Prusia, for the Generals of his Army: Being his Majesty's own Com mentaries on bis former Campaigns. Together with fort InBructions for the use of his Light Troops * Tilustrated with ".
Copper Plates. Translated by an Officer. 8vo. 45. in Boards. Becket and Dehondt.
Inoar Review for last month we gave an account of the original of this work, as a Foreign Article ; it is, therefore, unnecessary for us to enlarge on this publication of it in English. It is sufficient if we informour Readers, that the Translation appears to be accurate, and that it is accompanied with all the plates, as in the original.
On this head, the Military Reader may consult M. Jeney's Partizan, of which a Tranllation was published some time ago. See Review, Vol. XXII. p. 70% Art. 23. Refle&tions on Coin in general; on the Coins of Gold and
Silver of Great-Britain 'in particular ; on those Metals as : Merchandize ; and also on Paper passing as Money. 4to. 6 d.
... wii Much good fenfe, in very few words,
Art. 24. The Mystery Revealed. Containing á Series of Trans
actions and authentic Testimonials, respecting the supposed Cocka lane Ghoft, which have hitherto been concealed from the Public. 8vo.
Bristow. Not a Revelation of the Mystery, if by Mystery the Author means the art of Knocking and Scratching, as practised at the Schoolmaster's in Cock-lane ; but a mere Defence of Mr. K-, who was so strangely accused of Murder, by those wile-acres who took upon them to converse with the supposed Ghoft. Mr. K-'s character seems to be here fully cleared from this wicked and scandalous imputation ; but by what means can the characters of those ever be Testored, who fo vilely contributed to caft such an imputation upon him ? Among these, we are sorry to hear, were some Gentlemen, Clergy of the Church of England, who, by their attendance upon the suppoled apparition, their hesitations, doubts, and interrogations, have kept this wretched impoftor in countenance, till the very mob cried out, Shame on them !-- We are equally forry that our plan obliges us to mention so ridiculous and shamefil a transaction, because the fooner it is consigned to oblivion the better,---for the honour of the seligion we profess, and for the credit of the age we live in !-unless it be found expedient to have it duly recorded in a Court of Juliior.
Art. 25. Remarks on the History of Fingal, and other Poems of
Ofian. Translated by Mr. Macpherson. In a Letter to the Right Honourable the Lord L
By Ferdinando) Warner, L.L. D. 8vo. 6d. Payne and Cropley.
Dr. Warner, who is writing a General History of Ireland, from the earliest times, is of opinion, that the celebrated Poem, entitled Fingal, is originally an Irish production; and the heroes of it also natives of that country, and not Caledonians, or North Britains, as Mr. Macpherson, the Translator of Fingal, fuppoles. He accuses Mr. M. of several mistakes and misrepresentations, with regard to both the Irish History and Nation ; fo that we thall probably have a national contest for the honour of having produced the performances of old Ollian, the Homer of the North.
Art. 26. The School for Lovers, a Comedy. As it is afted at
the Theatre-Royal in Drury-lane. By William Whitehead, Esq; Poet Laureat.. 8vo. Is. 6d. Dodsley,
We are not to consider this Comedy as an exertion of the whole force of Mr. Whitehead's genius. It is formed on a plan of M. de Fontenelle's; and, like most of the French* productions of this kind,
• It is somewhat remarkable, that the Comedyof the French, though they are the lighteft and gayeft people in the world, is of a graver and more solemn cast, iban that of the Englih. The levity of our Comic Pieces would not be endured on their Hage. Their Comedies, in general, are certainly the most chaste ard regular performances ; but those of the English are undoubtedly more diverring, though less delicate, and, we are afraid, leis moral: an imputation, however, from which the present production is entirely free,