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Mr. R. LANG FORD's Treatise on Mer. Mr. EDWARD Pugh, of Denbigh, prochants' Accounts, with Notes, and many posts to publish by subscription, Cambria alterations from the former editions. Depicta, or Pictures of North Wales,
with views in aquatint, coloured after Preparing for Publication.
nature. A Third Volume of “ CALAMITIES OF Mr. William BULLOCK is arranging AUTHORS."
the materials of a work relative to the An Essay on Gothic Architecture, with most recent discoveries in Natural Hisfifty-nine engravings. By Sir JAMES tory, with coloured engravings. Hill, bart.
Mr. Watson, author of Strictures on Mr. BrittoN'S “ History and Antiqui- Book-keeping and Accounts, proposes ties of theCathedral Church of SalisBURY; publishing by subscription British Proof illustrated with a series of Engravings Tables of Calculation; being an importof Views, Elevations, Plans, and Details ant improvement of calculation. of that Edifice; also Delineations of the antient Níonuments and Sculpture; in
INDEX INDICATORIUS. cluding Biographical Anecdotes of the To a few of our valued Correspondents Bishops, and of other eminent Persons we recommend a little more care in connected with the Church.”—He is rendering their communications fair and also collecting for LINCOLN Cathedral. legible, as the surest means of their
The Third Part of Wild's “ Cathe- being printed correctly. drals,” containing an Illustration of the The Lists of Sheriffs" for the period Architecture of the Cathedral Churches inquired after by A. C. C. are only to be of Lichfield and Chester, on sixteen found in the GAZETTES, or in the general Plates engraved in Aquatinta by Du- History of some particular Counties. bourgh ; and accompanied by an Histo We are much obliged to LYCURGUS: rical and Descriptive Account.
but desire to have as little to do as posCollections from the Deipnosophists, sible with any thing that relates to or Banquet of the Gods, of Athenæus, Bankrupts, or Bankruptcy. translated from the Greek. By the late A CONSTANT READER having read, THOMAS EAGLES, esq.
in our last Volume, Part ii. page 36, A Collectior of the most beautiful the account of an experiment made Poems of the Minor Greek Poets, as by Captain Layman of the Navy, bepreserved in the Anthologies of Brunck fore the Board of Agriculture, in June and Jacobs, in Stobæus, &c. Translated last, on the strength of different sorts of by the Rev. R. BLAND, and others, with wood, upon pieces of twelve inches long notes and illustrations.
and one inch square, wishes to know, Critical and Biographical Notices of What bearing was allowed ? whether the British Poets, with Occasional Se more or less than one inch? as the whole lections from their Works. By THOMAS experiment depends on that circumCAMPBELL, esq.
stance, and wbich is not stated in the Letters written in a Mabratta Camp, aceount. Something depends also on descriptive of the character, &c. of that the thickness, or rather breadth, of the singular people, with Engravings. By hook used to suspend the weights. T. D. BROUGHTON, esq. of the East India Another CONSTANT READER wishes Company's service.
any of our Correspondents, learned in An Essay on the Philosophy, Study, the law, to inform him by what authority and use of Natural History. By Mr. the advertisers of a public auction exact, CHARLES FOTHERGILL.
that a visitor should purchase a CataReports on the Strata of Great Britain, logue. If the auction be public, the with more particular relation to the place also must be public; and, without Lime-stone, Iron, and Coal Strata. By parliamentary licence, no one can exact Mr. H. SMITHERS, Colliery-surveyor, of a toll. Besides, this exaction is detriBristol.
mental to the revenue of the country. A Practical Treatise on Cataract. By No person, without the intention of purMr. STEVENSON, Oculist to the Princess chasing, will pay for a Catalogue ; but of Wales.
an idle curiosity, if it cost nothing, A Translation of Scarpa's Treatise on might induce many to enter an auctionHernia, from the original Italian. By room, and several might be tempted to Mr. J. H. WISHART.
bid for any article, and thus raise the LUCIEN BUONAPARTE is revising bis product of the sale. poem of “ Charlemagne, or Rome Deli If A FRIEND TO THE CHURCH is serivered," to bring it into a fit state for the ous, he may obtain an answer, for a press. A Poetical Translation in English stated fee, from any regular Accompwill accompany the original French. tant.
REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. 1. The Defence of Poesy; the Author Sir That hast from thy great Ancestors by
Pbilip Sidney, Knight. 4to. pp. 103. right
The love of Poets for inheritance ;
This shall pursue tby virtue to the height,
And lift thee up beyond the reach rather singular. A very neat edition That never Time shall rend, nor Envy of it was published by Dr. Warton in
[days 1787, accompanied by Ben Jonson's
The golden trophy of thy restless “ Observ. tions on Eloquence and Poe-. But sweet endeavour of enduring try;” but that excellent litile Volume
[ing praise : fell in a manner dead-born from the Shall still be crown'd with everlastpress; and at the end of more than So clear Antiquity revives in thee, 20 years, nearly the whole impression The living Record of Nobility.” (originally no more than 250 copies) And a third, were consumed by a calamitous fire.
« To the Right Hon. the Earl Spencer, The present very beautiful Edition
Knight of the most noble Order of the from the Bulmer Press (which we Garter: have not till lately seen) was printed “ Not all, that sit beneath a golden roof, in 1810, and for some considerable In rooms of cedar, Ò renowned Lord, tinie was offered to public sale; but Wise though they be, and put to highest is already among the libri rariores.
proof, Though published anonymously, it is To the sweet Muses do their grace afford; now no secret that the Editor was a Which if they did, the like would them Noble Peer, who, inheriting the mild
accord virtues of a venerable Father, possesses
The mighty Poets to eternity, [cord, also the literary talents of a still more
And their wise acts in living verse reillustrious Relation; and who, in a
And build them up, great heirs of mecalm unambitious retirement, has dili
Which else shall in oblivion fall and die; gently cultivated the Muses and the Graces. Prefixed to this very elegant
But Thou, that like the sun, with
heavenly beams Volume are five beautiful Sonnets by
Shining on all, dost cheer abundantly the Noble Editor.
The learned beads, that drink Castalian streams;
[from me, 2. Verses on several Occasions; by Ed- Transcendant Lord, accept this verse ward Lord Thurlow. Vol. I. 8vo. Made for all time, but yet unfit for thee."
Other Sonnets, of not inferior inerit, THE Verses which form the first are ddressed to "the Earl of Moira;" part of this- elegant little Volume
to ha beloved Friend;" to “ Lord (printed at the Bulmer. press in usum
HOLLAND;" to “the Earl of GraAmicorum) are those alluded to in NARD, descended from the Sidneys, the preceding article, as prefixed to through the great houses of Rawdon, Sidney's “ Defence of Poesy;" and Hastings, and Spencer;" “ On the diwe are happy in being able to indulge vine and never-endioy memory of Sir our Readers with a specimen or two. Philip Sidney, who was mortally
The Volume opens with a beautiful wounded in the battle of Zutphen Sonnet,“On beholding the Portraiture 1586;” and “ A Sorg to Sir Philip of Sir Philip SIDNEY in the Gallery Sidney.” at Penshurst;" which is followed by
Of és Hermilda," the principal Poem another,
in the Volume, Lord Thurlow says, “ To the most noble Prince the Duke of “ The subject has been taken from a DORSET:
sketch, which I have seen, of a very ac“And thou, heroic Lord, whose noblest complished Writer, whose verses have
* “ His Grace being descended from
Lord High And crown with girlands of eternal Treasurer of Englandi, iviiose ?'ragedy of fame; (thou requite;)
Gorboduc is very highly praised by Sir (The which with princely love do
often elighted the Publick. He desired “ On the Departure of the Earl of MOIRA,
“ Not, India, that thy fruitful bosom King Arthur, the wars of Persia, &c.
[birth; But," his Lordship adds, much too diffi
With all that of the golden Sun batli dently, “ there are so many faults in
Not that the Ganges to thy Ocean flows, my Poem, that I do not mean to con
Whose praises have been heard through tinue it."
all the Earth;
[they are Thus far we had proceeded, when, No, India, not for these, though gifts glancing at the pages of a respectable Of peerless beauty, and of sacred praise, Contemporary, we find our own ideas But for what else God hath assign'd thy so fully expressed, that we scruple share, not to transcribe what « The British Thy happiness above the skies I raise : Critic" has so well expressed :
That Thou, beneath Britannia's gentle
sway, “ There can be no doubt of the ability
In honour, and in peace art still upof prosecuting to its termination what is
Whose noblest sons thy equal balance here so happily commenced; and we are
weigh, induced to express an earnest desire to
And wield the sword, by wbich thy see a Puem continued, of which we are
foes are quell'd; able to produce such stanzas as the fol
And chief, that now the world's fair light lowing:
[own!" The golden morning now had hardly To rule thee, and to make thy bliss his
gone, My **, from her chamber in the East, 3. Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce And with an angel's eye scarce look'd Books ; by the Rev. William Beloe, upon
[least; Translator of Herodotus, &c. Vol. VI. The vallies and the hills from night re 8vo. pp. 484. Rivingtons. When she, for whom a thousand lovers
THE Bibliographical World cannot moan, Yet of all women cares for love the least,
'fail of being highlygratified on thecomHermione, along the valley speeds,
pletion of this work of deep research Where Nilus flows amid his subject and eminent utility; of which we have meads.
already had more than one opportuni"I well believe Aurora made a stay,
ty of delivering our opinion. To gaze upon the rival of her beams;
In our vol. LXXVII. p. 737, we noSo lovely from her helm th’unsullied ray,
ticed the peculiar circumstances under And from her shield, and all her armour
which the earlier parts of this instruc. streams;
[they, tive Collection appeared; and shall 'But far more fatal, and more bright than · now transcribe the very respectable Her face in beauty her brave pomp be- Compiler's ingenuous varrative of its
progress and terminatiou). Her face, that full of glory, and desire, Mix'd virgin sweetness with heroic fire."
“ When I began to print the first
Volume, I had no determinate idea either The curious Reader may see six of the extent of what I meditated, or of other sta ozas in the Review we are the particuiar subjects which my underdow quoting. The Critic proceeds: taking was to comprehend. I intended
“ It is unnecessary to add, that the to avail myself of the advantages of my Fairy Queen is constantly present to the
situation, of my access to some of the Poet's imagination, and that knights, greatest literary treasures in the world, damsels, giants, and aërial beings are and to publish, from time to time, such the themes of song. The Reader will miscellaneous natter as might either every where be impressed with the rich contribute to elegant amusement, or be powers of fancy, the ingenuity of contri useful to those engaged, as I myself tben vance, and beauty of language which was, in literary pursuits.-My first two mark this production, and will unques
Volumes were accordingly of this kind, ţionably urite with us in the eager wish having no particularly professed or apto see inore from such a pen."
parent object, but comprehending, as it. The Volume concludes (under the
is presumed they do, a variety of'amusing
Literary Anecdotes, and not wholly destititle of “ Sylva") with a Sonnet“ to a tute of curious information. How I was very illustrious Nobleman;" “ Verses deprived of these advantages, will be in all humility dedicated to his Royal found detailed in my first Volume; and Highness ihe Prince Regent ;” and upon the most serious reflection, divestthe following patriotic Sonnet: ed of all self-partiality, and if I may use
the words of a far greater man than my- with real genius, taste, or science ;" self, “having now little to fear or hope and adds, from censure, or from praise,' I feel not the smallest occasion for self-reproach. subject, but that I have been most inge
“ I should expatiate further on this 1 may
, perhaps concede, but I can hardly niously anticipated by Mr. Dibdin, in his be induced to regret, that, as far as worldly objects are concerned, it would truly entertaining, as well as useful Vohave been better for me to have had less lume, to which he has given the title of
• Bibliomania.' This will be found to of the disposition to oblige, and to have supposed that it might be possible for I could produce in vindication of Biblio
supersede and render unnecessary all that fraud, artifice, and villainy, to lurk under the semblance of complacency, frank-graphy, and is altogether one of the
most agreeable works which modern ness, and honesty. Neither will i, on
times have produced. The publick have this occasion, complain of serious pro- given it the sanction which it merits, mises made, which never were fulfilled,
and it is already become entitled to a and of hopes held out, which never were accomplished. Some documents, how place among scarce books.- In this last ever, remain, which, if produced, would make, but to my friends
Volume, I have no acknowledgments to before me; and, as far as I can believe Freeling, Todd, and the Rev. Mr. White
of Lichfield.-The Index will, I trust, be. my own heart, or can be supposed to
found sufficiently minute, as well as acknow my own conduct, my claims remain unaltered.-But here I must not
curate; and will assist in removing the
objection, not unjustly made, to the de. omit to add my tribute of gratitude to the excellent and venerable Bishop of sultory arrangement of the subjects in
the different Volumes.--Of works of this Durham, whose kindness has remained unaltered, and who has repeatedly dis
description, and perhaps of every other, tinguished me by acts of liberality. The
I shall, on this occasion, take my leave;
and he who has written and published very valuable library of the deceased
not less than forty Volumes, which is my Bishop of Ely, and his Lordship's most important and most friendly communi
case, may well congratulate himself;
first, that Providence has graciously cations, suggested the idea of continuing spared him for so long a period; secondmy work, which I was at first disposed ly, that sufficient health and opportunity to abandon. If I do not flatter myself, have been afforded; and lastly, that he no publication in our language, hitherto
has passed through a career so extended printed, will be found to give either so circumstantial or so accurate an account
and so perilous, without being seriously of the early printed Books, or of the first implicated either in personal or literary
hostilities." editions of the Classicks. I speak with the greater confidence upon this subjeet, The present Volume is more adapt. because the late Bishop of Ely, than ed io general enlertainment than any whom no man, with the exception, per of the former; and we shall take an haps, of Earl Spencer, was better quali- early opportunity of selecting some fied, condescended not only to peruse of the rarer specimens of its contents. every manuscript sheet before it was
It has also a general Index to the committed to the press, but even to cor
whole work, which will be found a rect it afterwards. From gratitude to most useful appendage. his memory, I am not unwilling to have it understood, that if the third, fourth, and fifth Volumes shall be found to con 4. The General Biographical Dictionary: tain, as I believe they will, much curious Volumes V. VI. VII. (Continued from research and important information on vol. LXXXII. Part II. p. 42.) the subject of early'lypography, tbe principal merit may be ascribed to his Lord WE have to congratulate the Ediship’s greater knowledge, experience, and tor and the Publick on the comple sagacity; whereas the deficiencies and
tion of Three more Volumes of this inaccuracies, of whien also I am conscious useful and well-digested Work; a there are not a few, must rest wholly Volume of which may now be reguwith myself. I willingly sustain the larly expected on the first day of burden.”
every alternate month. Mr. Beloe then remonstrates, very
“ This change in the periods of Pubjudiciously, with “ those who depre. lication has been found absolutely necesciate the subjects of these Volumes, sary, from the accumulation of New as unworthy of a man of letters, as Lives, and the imperfect state in which requiring pone but the most ordinary many of the old ones were given in the qualifications, and as incompatible former Edition. The Volume [V] now be
fore the Reader, affords a striking in- mation and inquiry, that the Author was stance of how much is wanted to render further urged to extend bis labours, and the Work, what, in the present state of improve upon his own plan so as to inbiographical materials, it ought to be. clude a larger portion of literary history. Of Three Hundred and Forty-seven Lives With this view, during the intervals he in this Voluine, Two Hundred and Four- could spare from an extensive business, teen are New, Sixty-eight are re-written, and the publication of many useful works, and Sixty-five only have been retained among which his elaborate • History of from the former Elition, the greater Leicestershire' stands prominent, amidst part of which have required many addi too his indefatigable attention to the tions and alterations. The Editor, there affairs of the Corporation of London, of fore, hopes that his anxiety to render the which he was for many years a distinBiographical Dictionary more complete guished member, he was enabled in the and useful, will reconcile the Publick to
present year to publish a new edition of this change in the mode of Publication, bis Memoirs of Bowyer, under the title which, while it does not materially lessen of' Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth his labours, will at least afford time to Century; comprizing Biographical Mefulfil his future engagements without in- moirs of William Bowyer, &c. extended terruption."
to six copious and closely printed volumes One article from the Sixth Volume in octavo, illustrated by a series of enhas been extracted by a Correspondent graved portraits. Of this work the Ediin our vol. LXXXII. Part II. p. 426 ;
tor of this Dictionary,or of any compilaand of the very many new Lives, or
tion of the kind, cannot speak without Lives new-written, in all the Vo- gratitude. It will appear, indeed, by our lumes, we' should gladly, were it ne
references, that our obligations are nu
Among cessary, extract specin ens.
merous and important; nor should we be the føriuer, ihat of Burke is peculiarls but from a motive of delicacy, it being
content with this brief acknowledgment, interesting; and in the latter class known to our Readers that the Author to that of Bowyer, which is very promi- whom we are so much indebted is at the neni, concludes with the following same time the medium of conveying our handsome acknowledgment to the praises to the publick. We cannot help Compiler of the “ Literary Anecdotes adding, however, that where we refer to of the Eighteenth Century."
Mr. Nichols’s ‘Anecdotes,' we wish it to “ Early in 1778, Mr. Nichols printed be understood, that it is for the purpose twenty copies of some short · Biographi- of more ample information than we have cal Memoirs of Mr. Bowyer,'
, an octavo usually extracted, and that no book bas pamphlet of fifty-two pages, which were
perhaps ever been published in this or given in presents to bis friends, and re any country by which literary curiosity printed in the Gentleman's Magazine, is so much excited, or so pleasingly grativol. XLVIII. These Memoirs, although fied.” interesting in themselves, were not suffi 5. A Tribute of Respect to the Memory eient to gratify the friends and contem of a good Man: a Sermon, delivered at poraries of Mr. Bowyer, who foresaw Worship Street, Sunday Morning, that, with continued industry and re Aug. 9th, upon the Decease of John search, Mr. Nichols might erect a more Brent, Esq. who died July 1, 1812, in sumptuous monument to the memory of the eighty-third Year of his Age. By his learned predecessor. Accordingly, John Evans, A. M. Published by partifrom many valuable materials in his cular Request. 8vo. pp. 37. Crosby. possession, and the aid of some literary MR. Evans, well known by a confriends, he produced in 1782, in a hand- siderable number of useful publicasome quarto Volume, closely printed, tions, and more especially by his • Biographical and Literary Anecdotes of William Bowyer, Printer, F. S. A. and of nent Preacher among the Society of
“ History of all Religions,” is an emimany of his learned friends, containing General Baptists, and Master of a an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this king- respectable Seminary at Islington. don from the beginning of the present
The present Discourse is an ho. century to the end of the year 1777. nourable discharge of a debt of gratiThe importance of this work was soon tude. acknowledged by men of learning and “ It was my honour and happiness,» curiosity. It contained memoirs of seve he says, “ not only to be introduced to ral hundreds of eminent schulars who my excellent deceased friend upon my bad been unnoticed or imperfectly noticed first settlement in the Metropolis, but in biographical compilations, and opened to share largely in his kindness and esso many new and rich sources of infus- teem. In return for many acts of friend