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ART. XI. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
Professor Lee's Lectures on the Hebrew Language, which hare been so lung in preparation, are now Dearly ready for publication, and will appear in the course of the ensuing niontb.
The Rev. Greville Ewing has just completed a new edition of his Serip. titre Lexicon, very considerably enJarged and adapted to the general read. ing of the Greek Classics. A copions Graumar is also prefixed, which may be had separate.
Mrs. Gilbert, (formerly Miss Anu Taylor,) one of the Authors of Original Poems for Infant Minds, Hymns for Infant Minds, &c. &c., is preparing for publication, in a cheap form, Origival Hymns adapted 10 Anniversary and other Public Services of Sunday Schools and Sunday School Unious,
Preparing for the press, Memoirs, including correspondence and other remains, of Mr. John Urquhart, late of the University of St. Andrews. By W. Orme.
In the press, Sixteen Sermons, doc. trinal, practical, and occasional; with illustrative notes and authorities. By the Rev. John Noble Coleman, M.A. late of Queen's College, Oxford. 1 vol. 8vo.
Preparing for publication, a 'Translation of the Second Edition of Niebubr's Roman History; undertaken in concert with the Author, by the Rev. Julius Hare, and C. Thirlwall, Esq. Fellows of 'Trinity College, Cambridge.
This Second Edition will now be published in a few weeks iu Germany; in the mean time the Anthor forwards the shects as printed to England, and will himself contribute corrections and additions to the translation. The Author writes to a friend in England, that he is anxious it should be know'u as early as possible, that this New F.dition is not a Reprint of the Old Work with Additions and Improvements, but absolutely a New Work, in which few pages of the former have been retained.
The First Number of a Work, to be entitled The Quarterly Juvenile Review; or, a Periodical Guide for Parents and Instructors in ibeir selection of New Publications, is in the press, and will apprar in the course of the present month.
Mr. Bowring has in the press, a vo
lume of Billads translated from the Servian lan; uaye, with o:her specimens of the popular poetry of that perple. To this interesting literature, attention has lately been much directed by articles in the Quarterly and Westminster Reviews.
The copious Greek Grammar of Dr. Philip Buittman, so justly esteemed on the Continent, is nearly ready for publication. Faithfully translated from the German, hy a distinguished scholar,
Just published, Vol. 2, of Scriptural Geology, or Gevlogical Phenomena consistent only with the literal interpreta tion of the Sacred Scriptures, npion the Subjects of the Creation and Delage; in answer to an " Essay on the Theory of the Earth,” by M. Curier, Perpetual Secretary of the French lustitule, &c. &c. apil to Professor Buckland's Theory of the Caves, as delineated in bis “ Reliquiæ Diluvianæ,” &c. &c.
*** The above publication professes, both upou Scriptoral and Physical Prin. ciples, to have demonstrated that there is not a Fossil Bone or a Fossil Shell in existence, that bas been proved, or can be proved, to be more ancient than the Noahic Deluge, &c. &c.
In the press, a Course of Lectores op the Evidences of Christianity, delivered at the Monthly Meetings of the Congregational Union. By the Rev. W. Orwe, Dr. Collyer, H. P. Burder, Strat. ton, Walford, Dr. J. P. Sunith, A. Reed, Curwen, Philip, Dr. Winter, J. Morrison, and Joseph Fletcher, A.M. I sol. 8.0.
In the press, The Birth day Present, By Mrs. Sherwood.
In the press, The Elements of the History of Philosophy and Science. By the Rev. Thomas Morell, Author of Studies in History. 1 vol. Svo.
In the press, The Pocket Road-Book of Ireland, on the plan of Reichard's Itineraries; intended to form a Compa. nion to Leigh's New Pocket Road-Book of England and Wales.
Godfrey Higgins, Esq. of Skellow Grange near Doncaster, author of a Treatise entitled, Horæ Sabbaticæ, bas Orarly ready for publication a work called the Celtic Druids. It will consist of one volume quarto, and be elucidated by vpwards of Fifty bighly finished Li. thographic Prints of the most curious
Druidical Monuments of Europe and Author of “ Researches on the Wars Asia, executed by one of the first French and Sports of the Mongols aod RoArtists in that branch of the graphic
In the press, A History of Ireland. Mr. Gilchrist, of Newington Green, is By John O'Driscol. 2 vols. 8vo. preparing for the press a work, to be In the press, A Chronological History entitled Unitarianism Abandoned, or: of the West Indies. By Captain Thos. Reasons assigned for ceasing to be con. Southey, R. N. 3 vols. 8vo. nected with that description of Religious In the press, Personal Narrative of Professors who designate themselves Travels in Colombia. By Baron de Unitarians.
Humboldt. From the original Prench, The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Em- by Helen Maria William3. Vol. VII. peror of the French, by the Author of The Odd Volume. Second Series. By Waverley, will be ready early in May. the Autburs of the “ Odd Volume." *. Preparing for publication, a volume Will be ready early in April. of Plain Discourses on Experimental In the press, The Pelican Island, and and Practical Christianity. By the Rev. other Poems. By James Montgomery. William Ford Vance, M. A, Assistant Foolscap 8vo. Chaplain of St. Johu's, Bedlord-row. Miss Edgeworth has in the press, a
In the press, The Age Reviewed. A volume of Dramatic Tales for Children, Satire. 8vo.
intended as an additional volume of PaIn the press, Missionary Anecdotes rent's Assistant. for Children and Young Persons. By In the press, a volume of Sermons, Robert Newland.
by the Rev. W. Dealıry, of Clapham. In a few days will be published, A In the press, Memoirs, including corSummary of the Laws peculiarly affect- respondence and other remaios, of Mr. ing Protestant Diesenters.
John Urquhart, late of the University Appendix containing Acts of Parlia- of St. Andrews. By William Orme, of ment, Trust-deeds, and Legal Forms. Camberwell. By Jos. Beldam, of the Middle Teinple, In the press, Sixteen Sermons, DocEsq., Barrister at Law.
trinal and Practical, elucidating the In the press, Memoirs of the Life of Study of Prophecy ; with Notes and Au. the Right Honourable Lord Byron. By thorities. By the Rev. John Noble Cole. Thomas Moore, Esq.
man, M. A. late of Queen's College, In the press, Travels of the Russian Oxford. I vol. 8vo. Mission through Mongolia to China. lu the press, A concise History of the By George Timkowski; with Notes, by Transmission of Ancient Books to MoM. J. Klaprolb. 2 vols. 8vo. illustrated dern Times; or an Account of the by Maps, Plates, &c. &c.
Means by which the Genuineness and In the presa, Historical Researches Authenticity of Historical Works espe.. un the Conquest of Peru, Mexico, Boyo- cially, and of Ancient Literature in geneta, Natchez, and Talomico, in the 13th ral, are ascertained. By Isaac Taylor, Century, by the Mongols, accompanied Juuior. by Elephants; and the local Agreement In the press, Original Hymos for of History and Tradition with the Re- Sunday School Anniversaries. By Mrs. mains of Elephants, &c. found in the Gilbert. New World, &c. By John Ranking,
Art. XII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
Orlando Furioso, in English Prose, Essays on the Perception of an Ex
from the Italian of Ludovico Ariosto ; ternal Universe, and other Subjects con
with Notes, by Christopher Junosun. nected with the Doctrine of Causation.
Vol. I. Post 8vo. 9s. By Lady Mary Shepherd, Auihor of
*** Vol II. is in the press. “ Ao Essay upon the Relation of Cause
Ancient Scottish Ballads, recovered and Effect.” 12mo. 8s.
from Tradition, and never before pub
lished; with Notes, historical and exPOETRY.
planatory; and an Appendix, containThe Female Missionary Advocate: a ing the Airs of several of the Ballads. Poem. 18mo. Is. 60,
Post 8vo.s. 6d.
On Idolatry: a Poem. By the Rev. the Commonwealth, by the Rev. Ralpli Wm. Swan, Missionary. With Preface, Rubinson, at St. Mary Woolnoth, Lonby the Rev. Greville Ewing. 12mo. 56. don. Edited by the Rev. T. Sharp,
A.M. of Union Chapel, Woolwich. 12.
* Religious Characteristics. By Thos. The Memorial of the Established
Aird. 12mo. 6s. Church in Ireland, to the King, Lords,
The Youth's Biblical and Theological and Commons of Great Britain. 12mo.
Companion. By the Rev. T. Wood, 4s. boards.
of Jewin-street, Lontoo, 12mo. 75. 6d.
The Apocalypse of St. John, or ProA View of Inspiration; comprehend
phecy of the Rise, Progres, and Pall of ing the nature and distinctions of the
the Church of Rome; the Inquisition ; Spiritua' Gifts and Offices of the Apos
the Revolution of France, the Univertolic Age. By Alexander Macleod.
sal War; and the Final Triumph of 12mo.
Christianity. Being a new InterpretaThe Authenticity and Inspiration of
tion. By the Rer. George C.oly, A.M.
H.R.S.L. 8vo. 12s. the Holy Scriptures considered, in opposition to the Erroneous Opinions that
Selections from the Works of Bishop are circulated ou the Subject. By Ro
Hopkins. By the Rev. W. Wilsun, bert Haldane, Esq. 8vo. 1s. 6d.
D.D. 18mo, 3s. Od. Critica Biblica i comprising Remarks,
The Bible Teacher's ManualBy Illustrative, Critical, and Philological,
Mrs. Sherwood. Part V. Joshua and ou the Sacred Scriptures; the Outlines
Jadges. Is. of a Scripture Encyclopædia on a Philo
A Treatise on the Divine Sovereignty. sophical Plan; Biblical Biography ;
By Robert Wilson, A. M. 8vo, 6s. 6d.; Scripture Geography and Bibliography;
12mo. 35. a Scripture Almanack; Characteristic
The E:sence of Religious Controversy, Norices of Biblical Works; Sacred
contained in a Series of Observations on Poetry; a Digest of the Principles of
a Protestant Catechism, and in a Letter Biblical Translation, and a variety of
to a Noble Lord. By the Res. Wu, other matter, adapted for the assistance
Henry Coombes, D.D. 8vo. 125. of Ministers and Students. Edited by
An Essay on the Limits of Human William Carpenter. 4 vols. 8vo.
Knowledge, designed, from a Considera. Christ All and in All; or several sig
tion of the Powers of the Understandnificant similitudes, by which the Lord
ing, to promote their most legitimate Jesus Christ is described in the Holy
and advantageous Exercise. By W. H. Scripture, being the substance of Forty
Bathurst, M.A. Rector of Barwick in Seven Sermons, preached in the time of
Elmet, &c. &c. 8vo. Is, 6d. seved.
The sequel to the Article on Diet, &c. is unavoidably postponed till the next Number, owing to the Writer's professional engagements.
FOR MAY, 1827.
Art. I. Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by
Bussorah, Bagdad, the Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the Western Shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney Novogorod, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh, in the Year 1824. By Captain, the Hon. George Keppel. Second Edition.
2 vols. 8vo. pp. 662. London. 1827. 'A ROSE by any other name would smell as sweet;' and
if our gentlemen travellers, in imitation of Baron Humboldt, choose to designate by the title of personal narrative, the mere notes and memoranda of a travelling journal, we have no particular objection to the innovation in nomenclature, except that it is rather unmeaning. No one will dispute, that travelling is a course of locomotion which cannot be performed by proxy, but involves much personal toil and inconvenience;-we are of course not speaking of mere mental excursions, or of such imaginary visits as M. Chateaubriand paid to the pyramids, when he begged a friend to write his name on the great Pyramid, as an apology to the ghost of Cheops for not paying his devoirs in person. A narrative of • a personal journey' would be thought a pleonastic phrase; or, if we understand personal narrative' as denoting a narrative of personal adventures, the title is quite inapplicable to a work which, instead of being a continued relation, is a broken diary, perpetually interspersed and interrupted with observations and references to matters not of a personal kind. For the title to the present volumes, however, the Author is probably not responsible: we take it for granted, that the title-page was the performance of his printer
or bookseller. In the month of January, 1824, Mr. Ker Baillie Hamilton, Mr. Lamb, Capt. Hart, and the Author, met, from different parts of India, at Bombay, and agreed to prosecute together an overland journey to England from Bussorah. . They emVol. XXVII.
barked on board H. M. ship Alligator, in company with bis Highness Futteh Ali Khan, a eunuch in the seraglio of his brother-in law Abbas Meerza, the Prince Royal of Persia, and the son of the unfortunate Lootf Ali Khan, the last monarch of the Zund dynasty, who was assassinated in 1794. His Highness having chosen to visit India, our Goverament, • with its usual liberality, allowed him a hundred rupees a day, • and a splendid establishment;' and when the bad state of his health rendered it necessary for him to return, gladly sent him away under a salute from the batteries. But for the • honour,' the party could willingly have dispensed with the Prince's visits, his court breeding and Persian manners being at total variance with European prejudices, and sometimes not a little disgusting.
On the 4th of Feb, the Alligator anchored in the Cove of Muscat. This is the land of the Ichthyophagi (our Author mis-spells it Ichthiophagi) or fish-eaters; and here, not only human beings, but horses also feed on fish. The country is governed by an Inaum or independent pontiff, ' a sincere ally of the English,' who succeeded his uncle in the following manner.'
• Being discontented with his conduct, he one day proposed a ride to him. They were scarcely outside the walls of the town, when the nephew, lurking a little behind, drew his scimitar, killed his uncle, and returning to Muscat, scated himself without opposition on the vacant throne. He is, notwithstanding, much beloved by his subjects, who speak in high terms of his justice and moderation. As to the mere act of murdering his relative, it is held in the light of a family difference, and is no bar to his standing well in public estimation as a prince of mild and peaceable demeanour!'
A filthy town, containing a squalid, blear-eyed population of 2000 souls,-the women the offspring of Arab men and • Abyssinian negresses, and a large proportion of the inhabitants Abyssinian slaves,-is the capital of this worthy personage; and 'vast quantities of salt and sulphur are all the • remains of the boasted wealth of Ormuz.' - On the 7th of Feb. they sailed from Muscat, and on the 16th, ran aground on a bank at the mouth of the Shut ul drab (boundary of Arabia), the name given to the united streams of the Eu. phrates and Tigris, which here disembogues by seven channels, one only of which is navigable for large ships. On the next day, they came in sight of the far-famed land of Mesopotamia, than which,' says Capt. Keppel, nothing can be more uņinteresting in appearance.'
The country is so dead a flat, that the numerous pelicans which