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We make room for this other ; though the four first lines are bad, and week-day man' is by no means a Miltonic epithet.
"I griev'd for Buonaparte, with a vain
And an unthinking grief! The vital blood
True power doth grow on; and her rights are these.' I. 1300 When we look at these, and many still finer passages, in the writiogs of this author, it is impossible not to feel a mixture of indignation and compassion, at that strange inlatuation which has bound him up from the fair exercise of his talents, and withheld from the public the many excellent productions that would otherwise have taken the place of the trash now before us. Even in the worst of these productions, there are, no doubt, occasional little traits of delicate feeling and original fancy; but these are quite lost and obscured in the mass of childishness and insipidity with which they are incorporated; nor can any thing give us a more melancholy view of the debasing effects of this miserable theory, than that it has given ordinary men a right to wonder at the folly and presumption of a man gifted like Mr Wordsworth, and m de hiin appear, in his second avowed publication, like a bad imitator of the worst of his former productions.
We venture to hope, that there is now an end of this folly; and that, like other follies, it will be found to have cured itself by the extravagances resulting from its unbridled indulgence, In this point of view, the publication of the volumes before us may ultimately be of service to the good cause of literature. Miny a generous rebel, it is said, has been reclaimed to his allegiance by the spectacle of lawless outrage and excess presented in the conduct of the insurgents; and we think there is every reason to hope, that the lamentable consequences which have resulted from Mr Wordsworth's open violation of the established laws of poetry, will operate as a wholesome warning to those who might otherwise haye been seduced by his example, and be the means of restoring to that antient and venerable code its due, honour and authority.
QUARTERLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS,
From July to Oétober 1807.
AGRICULTURE. THE Fourteen Books of Palladius Rutilius Taurus Æmilianus on Agriculture. Translated by the Rev. T. Owen. 8vo. 8s. boards.
A Treatise on Gypsum, on its various Uses, and on its Appearance as a Manure. By Sutton Thomas Hood, Esq. ls. 6d.
The life of Thuanus, with some Account of his Writings, and a Translation of the Preface to his History. By the Rev. J. Collinson. Svo.
Memoirs of John Lord de Joinville, Grand Seneschal of Champagne, written by Himself, containing a History of Part of the Life of Louis IX. King of France, surnamed St Louis, including an Account of that King's Expedition to Egypt, in the year 1248, &c. &c. Translated by Thomas Johnes, Esq. M. P. 2 vol. 4to. 41. 43 boards.
The Lives of British Statesmen. By John Macdiarmid, Esq. with Plates. 4to. 21. 2s. bound.
Memoirs of the Life of the Great Condé, written by His See rene Highness Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, with Notes. Translated by Fanny Holcroft. 8vo. 9s. bound.
An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D. late Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen, including his original Letters. By Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Bart. Second Edition. 3 vol. 8vo. 27s. boards.
BOTANY. Index Plantarum, or an Alphabetical Arrangement of all the Genera and Species of Plants hitherto described, with References to Original Authorities for each Genus and Species, &c. &c. By W. B. Coyt. The Fortress, a Melo-Drama. By T. E. Hook, Esq. 25.
EDUCATION. Chronological, Biographical, and Miscellaneous Exercises, on a new Plan : designed for the Daily Use of Young Ladies. By William Butler. The Third Edition, greatly enlarged. 7s. boards, or 7s. 6d. bound.
Advice to Youth, containing a Compendium of the Duties of Human Life in Youth and Manhood. By Hugh Blair. Is. 6d.
.' The Daisy, or Cautionary Stories, in Verse, adapted to the Ideas of Children, with Thirty Engravings.
Elements of German Grammar, intended for Beginners. By George Henry Noehden. : The Preceptor and his Pupils ; or, Dialogues, Exercises on Grammar in general, and the English Grammar in particular. By George Crabb. 3s. 6d. boards.
Quxstiones Græcæ, or, Questions adapted for the Eton Greek Grammar. By the Rev. John Simpson. Is. 64.
An Introduction to the Study of English Grammar. By Roger Kilson. 2s. bound..
An Appeal for Justice in the Cause of Ten Thousand Poor Children, and for the Honour of the Holy Scriptures, being a Reply to the Visitation Charge of Charles Daubeny, Archdeacon of Sárum. Third Edition, with Additions. By Joseph Lancaster. 2s. i !!
An Easy Grammar of Natural and Experimental Philosophy for the Use of Schools, with Ten Engravings. By the Rev. Dávid Blair. 3s. bound.
The First Catechism for Children, containing common Things nécessary to be known, and adapted to the Capacity and Curiosity of Children between Four and Ten Years of Age. By the Rev. David Blair. 9d.
Sketches of Human Manners, delineated in Stories intended to illustrate the Characters, Religion, and singular Customs of the Inhabitants of different Parts of the World. By Priscilla Wakefield. 2s. 6d. bound. • A New Spanish and English Grammar, in Two Parts. By Thomas Planquais, Grammarian, 8vo. 12s. boards.
FINE ARTS. • A Series of Engravings to illustrate Dante, engraved by Piroli of Rome, from Compositions in the Possession of Thomas Hope, Esq. By John Flaxman. Folio. 41. 4s. boards. - ..
HISTORY. The History of the World from the Reign of Alexander to that of Augustus ; comprehending the latter Ages of European Greece, and the History of the Greek Kingdoms in Asia and ‘Africa, from their Foundation to their Destruction, &c. By John Gillies. 2 vol. 4to. 41. 45. boards.
A connected Series of Notes on the chief Revolutions of the principal States which composed the Empire of Charlemagne, from his Coronation in 814 to its-Dissolution in 1806, &c. By Charles Butler, Esq. Royal 8vo. 155. boards.
The Reign of Charlemagne, considered chiefly with Reference
to Religion, Laws, Literature, and Manners. By Henry Card. 8vo. 6s. boards.
Great and good Deeds of Danes, Norwegians, and Holsteinians; collected by Ove Malling, Counsellor of Conference, &c. to his Danish Majesty, and trai.slated into English by the Author of a Tour in Zealand, &c. 4to. 218. Royal, 11. 11s. 6d.
An Abridgement of the Roman History, from the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Dissolution of the Western Empire, written on a Plan calculated to assist the Memory. By Sophia Zeigenhist. 2 vol. 12mo. 6s.
The Companion to the Lakes in Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland. By Thomas Sanderson. 4s. bound.
The State of France, during the Years 1802-3-4-5, and 6; containing Particulars of the Treatment of the English Captives, and Observations on the Government, Finances, Population, Religion, Agriculture, and internal Commerce of that Country, with Anecdotes illustrative of the Character of the Chief of the French Government. By W. T. Williams, Esq. 2 vol. 8vo. 10s. 6d. bound.
Modern History for the Use of Schools, exhibiting a summary View of the Rise, Progress, Revolutions, Decline and Fall of the various Modern Nations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, from the Age of Charlemagne, to the year 1807. By the Rev. John Robinson. 12mo. 6s. bound.
LAW. Veluti in Speculum, or a Scene in the High Court of Admiralty; displaying the Frauds of Neutral Flags, as exemplified in the Case of the Silenus, with Remarks on the Prosecution for Libel instituted against the Author by Admiral Montague. By James Browne. 3s. 6d.
A correct Account of the Trial at large of Ross Donnelly, Esq. Post-Captain, Plaintiff, and Sir Hcme Popham, Kright, Derendant, before Sir James Mansfield, at Westminster-Hall, deciding a Question of great Importance to all Naval and Military Uffi- . cers. 2s. 6d.
Minutes of a Court-Martial, holden on Board his Majesty's Ship Gladiator, i Portsmouth Harbour, on Monday the 20th of July 1807, and the foldewin: Days, for the Trial of Captain Laroche, with an Appendix, &c. &c. 3s. 6d.
A correct Abstract of the severai Training Acts. 6d.
A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Piumissory Notes, and Letters of Credit in Scotiand. By William Glen, 'Writer, Glasgow. 8vo. 7s. 6d. boards.
LEXICOGRAPHY. A Dictionary of the Ancient Language of Scotland, with the , Etymons ; containing the Cognate Words in the different Lan. guages. By Robert Allan, Surgeon. NO. I. 4to. 2s. 6d.
LOGIC. Logic, or an Essay on the Elements, Principles, and Different Modes of Reasoning. By Richard Kirwan, Esq. 2 vol. 8vo. 145. boards.
MEDICINE. A Letter containing some Observations on Fractures of the Lower Limbs ; to which is added an Account of a Contrivance to administer Cleanliness and Comfort to the Bedridden, &c. with Notes. By Sir James Earle. 8vo. 35. sewed.
The Edinburgh Medical and Physical Dictionary. By Robert Morris, James Kendrick, and others. 2 vol. 4to. 41. 45. boards.
Observations on the Preparation, Utility, and Administration of the Digitalis Purpurea, or Foxglove, in Dropsy of the Chest, Consumption, Hemorrhage, Scarlet Fever, Measles, &c. &c. By William Hamilton. 6s. boards.
A Treatise on the Diseases of the Joints ; being the Observations for which the Prize for 1806 was adjudged by the Royal College of Surgeons in London. By Samuel Cooper.' 5s. 8vo. boards,
A Popular View of Vaccine Inoculation, with the practical Mode of conducting it; showing the Analogy between the SmallPox and the Cow-Pox, and the Advantages of the latter. By Joseph Adams. 43. 6d. boards.
Report of the Royal College of Physicians on the State of Vac. cination. 8vo. 6d.
The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, exhibiting a concise View of the latest and most important Discoveries in Medicine, Surgery, and Pharmacy. No. XII. Published quarterly. 3s.
MISCELLANEOUS, A Letter to the Freeholders of the County of Huntingdon: By Edward Maltby, Vicar of Buckden. 8vo. Is. 6d.
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