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207 SHAKESPEARE AND HIS TIMES. mas Tale,” has kept pretty near to the letter of Dauid his lust to optay .

Made Vrye to be slayn. Under the title of " Shakespeare and his his title : but we observe few strong delineations

of character, or poetical combinations, which "Times,Dr Drake has favoured the public

Dauid by Nathan beynge re we should wish to remember. He is, however, less with two quarto volumes, every page of which obscure than in some other of his works which

p[re]ued. Peccaui sayd sore greed. contains some curious and entertaining matter

we have had occasion to notice, although the Dauid promised to Bersarelative to our great dramatic poet; or to the sel poignant d'esprit seems, in a great measure, bee. Solomon to be Kyng of domestic history, manners, customs, and amuse

to have evaporated. This poem cannot add Judee. ments of the age in which he lived. The plan much to Mr Coleridge's fame. of the present work strongly reminded us of Mr

A singular whole length portrait of Queen EliGodwin's Life of Chaucer. Of Shakespeare's

zabeth, upon her knees, appears at page 114, copersonal or private history, very little more can THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DECAMERON, &c.; by pied from her Majesty's prayer book. It is not be collected from authentic sources than of Chau

the Rev. T. F. Dildin, 5 vols. 8vo. unlike her coin. Third Day en bruces engrav. cer's; yet both Dr Drake and Mr Godwin have contrived, by skilful research and judicious asso- This book, which has been long anxiously look- books of chiromancy and physiog nomy, bibles,

ed ornaments of printed books, block books, ciations, to render the biography of their respec- ed for by the lovers of letters, is more curious than ancient classics, German publications, romances, tive poet the appropriate inedium of an instruc- entertaining, though the author has done much to works of grotesque character, Italian classics tive and interesting view of the times in which give variety and humour to what was dry in his and novels, &c. &c.; and is replete with amushe flourished. In die arrangement of their ma- subject. It is divided into “ ten days' pleasant ing niatter. The ornaments are terials, however, the two writers have adopted discourse upon illuminated manuscripts

, and sub Fourth Day is one of the most generally intedifferent plans. 'Mr Godwin presents us with an jects connected with early engraving, typogra- resting of the whole; it is confined to the origin unbroken narration, making Chaucer an actor, phy, and bibliography: The interlocutors are and early progress of printing. The story of Gureal or supposed, in all the scenes which he de- Lysander, Lisardo, Belinda, Almanza, Philemon tenberg, Fust, and Schoifier, disiers in some rescribes; thus mingling, in some instances, a sport and Lorenzo. During the first three days, Phireal picture of the age, - a poetical licence, for quiries to the history of “ illuminated mana, ty on certain points, which

we imagine will neof the imagination with his description of the lemon is the chief speaker, and devotes his in-spects from that published in the Biographie

Universelle, and both secm involved in obscuriwhich he has been censured by some critics, as scripts, of printed books of devotion, and of incompatible with the duties of the biographer. works ornamented with engravings, from the concludes the first volume, has only one print.

ver now be elucidated. This chapter, which Dr Drake has avoided this censure, at least, by period of block book-printing to the middle or

Fifth Day continues the same subject, the pro placing the biographical and descriptive parts of latter end of the sixteenth century:"---the three his work in separate compartments; and he has following days are occupied by Lysander, with gress of printing in Germany; its rise and pro

gress in France and the Low countries; also at divided the life of Shakespeare into three parts some account of the origin and early progress or periods, which le entitles - Shakespeare in of printing on the continent, bringing the sub- Venice, the Aldine press and other celebrated Stratford, Shakespeare in London, and Shakeject down to the same period with which Phi presses in Italy. There are also portraits of prinspeare in Retirement ; each period being form - lomen concluded, and illustrating it with the ters, and an account of the introduction of titleed into a concise narration. After the first part devices, &c. of printers :"---the next three are decorated with cuts. Much of it, however, is

pages. This is a valuable chapter, and richly of the biography, which is comprised in sixty- Lisardo's, who gives “ some account of real and taken up with the devices of printers, (we mean seven pages, we are presented with what the imaginary portraits of printers, of decorative their distinguishing marks :) which is rather dry author terms, “ A survey of country life and man- printing, of book binding, ancient and modern, reading. Sixth Day, the same subject continers, its customs, diversions, and superstitions, as and of book sales by auction :-- the last day is nued, with an account of the early printing at they existed in the age of Shakespeare,” and this devoted to literary bibliography, under the pre Louvain. This is also richly embellished. Seportion of the work occupies three hundred and sidency of Lysander. Such is the general out

venth Day includes decorative printing, 'titlethirty-three pages. The second narrative, name- line of this publication, which in the rest of its ly, Shakespeare's introduction to the metropolis frame-work also keeps the model of Boccacio in pages, capital initials, wood-cut portraits of emiand to the stage, fills scarcely twenty pages ; view. We shall now glance over the ten days and modern printing ; paper and vellum ; mo

nent characters, comparison between ancient the remaining three hundred of the first volume, seriatim. First Day, we have an account of dern English printers of note. It is shewn that and six hundred of the second, being devoted to the most ancient manuscripts written in capital all the pretended portraits of Caxton, Wynkin a picture of London, as it was in the days of the letters. A brief view of the progress of the de Worde, and Pynson, our earliest typographers, great bard, comprising every object that can be arts of design and composition, in illuminatsupposed to interest and gratity the taste of the ed MSS. from the 5th to the 16th century in-are forgeries, and that those of Grafton and poetical antiquary, or the enquirer after the clusively. This chapter is full of curious research tic likenesses of English printers. Portraits of bounding with beauties and curiosities of litera- throughout all the volumes, in this part furnish a There is a striking specimen

of Mr John Whitture, that will irresistibly strike even the general more distinct and comprehensive bistory of the taker's printing in gold at page 417, and Magnia reader. The third part of the biography

affords drawing and composition of the earlier and middle Charta has been produced in this splendid style. matter for about thirty pages, and concludes the ages, than any work with which we are acquainted As this piece is unique, and the mode is a sework. From this slight glance at the contents of Some of the ornaments are exquisitely beautiful and this highly interesting, and we must add highly others remarkably grotesque. Second Day treats cret, we shall transcribe the description of

Magna Charta in letters of gold. valuable, production, it will appear, that, as a of ancient missals and breviaries: the Roman,

· This sumpluous and extraordinary work conBiography of Shakespeare, in the strict sense of brosian, Mosarbic, and Vallambrosa, rituals ;--or-sists of 12 leaves, of what may be called broad the word, little novelty, in fact or conjecture, naments of printed books of devotion: the dance of must be expected. If , however, we have not the death; allegorical

, pastoral, grotesque, and do* royal folio; having the text of that famous Char

ter printed in Gothic letters, of gold, upon their gratification of saying we know more of Shakemestic subjects of decoration ;---of the most dis speare than we did before the appearance of Dr tinguished printers of missals, &c. and advice to respective rectos. The limits of the text itself are Drake's volumes, we should be ungrateful, in- young collectors. The ornaments here are not

seven inches and five eighths, by five and two deed, to the erudite and elegant author, if we so fine, but equally strange and worthy atten- | igłatlıs; and this text is printed either upon thick "were not to acknowledge that we know him tian. The coarsest representation of many an

drawing paper, or vellum, or satin ; each of the better. The leisure of thirty years, devoted to such cient customs cannot be contemplated without wo latter sometimes varied by a ground of pura study, by so competent an engineer, has not been deep interest. To enliven our notice, we may of blazoning. The work is dedicated to the spent in vain. The result of his labours in the vo- venture to extract some specimens of early Eng- Prince Regent, and the arms of King John, and lumes before us is a literury treasure, for the be- lish poetry, as written in Latin books of devor those of his Royal Highness, usually precede, in nefit of future ages, - to which many an unborn tion imported from the continent. In one of the illuminated copies, the first page of the text.” admirer of Shakespeare will resort with feelings these, a volume of Horæ, printed by Regnault, These copies are further declared to be inconof gratitude to the founder. in 1536, there is a set of prints illustrating, a

ceivably splendid in their general appearances, mong others, the following distiches : ZAPOYLA, A CHRISTMAS TALE.

and in the felicity of their execution where scrolls Dauid was enamoured of Bersa

or arms are added ---- Eighth Day: We have Mr COLERIDGE, in his “ Zapoyla, a Christ- bee. In the Bath whan he her se. here book-binding, ancient and modern, with mu.


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[February 7. 1818. ny anecdotes, and some examples of the subjects England at the time of the massacre, goes to tionary character and honourable motives of Sir chosen to adorn outsides. This concludes the se- Winchester school. Endowed with a propensity Robert need no elucidation; and however reprecond volume.---Ninth Day. Characters of de- ton common to Mr Godwin's heroes, he here forms hensible his conduct may be in aiding the light ceased and living book auction-loving Biblioma- a friendship with a worthless rascal named Wal- of Lavalette, still we cannot join in any interniacs, and details of book-sales since 1811. This ler, and conceives a rooted hatred for a noble fel- ence whereby bis general churacter is impeachcd. part is enriched with some modern portraits, and low named Clifford. Waller, by his villainy, Sir Robert's great aim is to shew, that the decontains the annals of the far-famed Roxburghe brings him into disgrace as a roundhead, and he struction of the French power, so long considerclub.--- Tenth Day is a brief view of Bibliogra- leaves school in paroxysms of phrenzy. Oxford ed the natural enemy of Great Britain, and the phical literature in Italy, France, and Germany, is his next scene, which he quits in the hope of great obstacle to European independence, has and a supplementary account of booksellers, li- wiping out the suspicions attached to him, by been attended with the effect of establishing anbraries, book-collectors, and private presses in joining a rising against Cromwell, as private se- other more dangerous and more formidable. The England. It appears the trustees of the British cretary to king Charles's commander. In this de- conclusion of the late war was certainly expectMuseum have already got the length of 5 vols. sign, however, he is bafled; Clifford having been ed to produce those consequences so much desir8vo. in the alphabetical catalogue of their print- previously appointed to that office. He flies in ed, and the treaty of Vienna to insure mutual aded hooks, and that the University of Oxford is rage and disgust, and the insurgents are soon af- vantages to the parties concerned. But when busily engaged with a catalogue in folio of the ter defeated, and many of them exccuted. Mal. one nation obtains so great a supremacy as Rusprinted books in the Bodleian Library. The first lison, another of his Winchester school-fellows, sia at present possesses, it would be madness to book-auction which took place was by Samuel circulates this affair with malignant misrepresen- place firm reliance on any such conventions. Ar Baker, in January 1744, in the great room over tations, and he finds himself scouted at Oxford as increase of power only tends to heighten the deExeter Change. Having brought our very brief he had before been at Winton. Another fit of sire of completing the work of conquest; and no analysis of this remarkable production to a close, raving insanity follows, and it takes a few months sooner are the means perceived of consummating we shall add little in the way of general remark. in a strait-waistcoai under the wholesome discip- such conquest, than the stability of a treaty is The letter-press is admirably executed from Bul- line of a mad-house, together with the affection- rendered null, doubtful, and uncertain. The inmer's Shakspeare press, and the work does ho- ate attentions of his sister, to restore him to rea- fluence which Russia holds throughout continennour to the present state of British typography. son. His only friend at Oxford, is a misanthrope, tal Europe, needs little illustration. From her The multitude of prints are excellently finished, sui generis; and the chief delight of these ingenious proximity to Germany, it is almost impossible to and, like the prince of Palagonia's palace, which youths, we are told, was either to sit sulking together allay her interference with that country; thereGoethe describes in his last work, they present without exchanging a word, or else to pour forth fore the necessity rests in repressing its adrance. the likeness of more monsters than ever the he-execrations by the hour! This estimable gentle. The respective situations, and immense natural rald's college imagined. Still they offer many man, of course, felt nothing but joy in the mis- resources of Austria and France, and more parfine studies for design, and neither the artist, the fortune of his amiable coadjutor Mandeville. The ticularly their endeavours to obtain a sway over manufacturer, nor the mechanic of taste or geni- scene shifts again to the uncle, over whom, in the Germanic politics, have formed these countries us could turn over these leaves in vain. What absence of his nephew, a scoundrel attorney, one the mutual enemies of each other. It is on this we most dislike is the facetiousness of the author. Holloway, gains a coniplete ascendancy by mak- ground, that a coalition of Austria with her norIt does not seem to us to be of the right breed; ing a noise below his windows. To get rid of this themn neighbour, may cause Germany to share the and if not a sort of conventional slang to be re- annoyance, which robs him of his darling quiet, fate of dismembered Poland. But setting aside lished by Bibliomaniacs, is likely to be consider-Audley takes the vagabond to his bosom ; but, such a conjecture, from the territorial extent of ed as rather low and trifling. But a man is not disgusted by the perception of his infamy, he re- Russia, the advantages of her situation, and the compelled to be both a good Bibliomanic and a fuses to make him his heir, and only leaves him possession of a well organised army, she has now good buffoon.

30,0001. and the guardianship of his nephew and become the most formidable empire in Europe. MANDEVILLE.

niece, with extravagant powers. Having con- Situated as Prussia and the minor states of GerOf Mr Godwin's Mandeville, it would be cluded this wise job, he dies; and Charles and many are, defence is impracticable, unless aided difficult to speak in terms of general praise. The the attorney, whose character the former is re- with the assistance and countenance of Austria. style is good, and there is a just discrimination of presented as fully understanding, have a grand The slavery which burthened these nation during principles; but, as a whole, it is of a more som- fracas, which, after many silly windings, ends in the arbitrary reign of Bonaparte, has only augbre cast even than some of his former novels, the latter acquiring as great an ascendancy over mented their love of liberty; while the miseries while it does not possess the interest arising from the legatee as he had over his relative. The arts then entailed upon the people serve to increase their incidents and moral effect. There are, how- by which he manages this matter, and steals over the desire of averting their return. Yet, whatever, some rcaders who prefer winter to summer, the mind of his abhorring and open-eyed ward, ever arrangements are urged for the preservation: and night to day; and, to persons of that taste, required tedious details, and the author has not of European independence, all attempts will be this novel will afford a delectable treat. The abated them one paragraph. Holloway's scheme finally baffled, unless France, the natural mistress story relates to a person named Charles Mande- is to drive Mr Mandeville quite mad, marry Miss of the continent, shall emerge from its present Fille, born in 1658, whose father, an officer in the Mandeviile to bis own nephew, the Mallison a inferiority. garrison of Charlemont, under Lord Caulfield, is, foresaid, and so get possession of the estates of The distance of Spain from the heart of Eutogether with his mother, murdered by O'Neill the house of Mandeville. He prosecutes this plan rope, and the insufficiency of her resources, renand the Irish rebels. The child is miraculously by means that would have had no effect but up. der that country no longer an obstacle to the saved by an intrepid Hibernian nurse, called Ju-on such a genius as our hero; but the sister hav- conquests of ambition. She, whose course of pody, who bears bim to Dublin, where he is harsh ing formed an attachment with Clifford, is not so licy was formerly observed with a jealous eye, ly taken from her by a Puritan clergyman, Hil- easily imposed upon. A law-suit is instituted and whose alliance was hailed as success, has, kiah Bradford, and brought to England Here by her friends, for the dismissal of Holloway, by the irretrievable losses of a long war, and the he is adopted by his uncle, Audley Mandeville, Spending which she weds her accomplished lover. imbecility of a superstitious government, lost all the last heir of that ricli family, and educated by Her brother, driven wild by the idea of this influence in retaining the peace of Europe. Hilkiah, in a wild residence surrounded by sea match, without his being consulted, makes a Here, then, it is obvious, that France, from her and wastes. Hilkiah is a strange compound be- night attempt to carry his sister off, but is foiled well-known national strength, the compactness tween the milk of human kindness and the most by Cliffbrd, who gives him a slash across the face of her territory, and high military capacity, is of biyotted intolerance; the uncle a stranger, be with his sabre, and so---the novel ends. We re-consummate importance in establishing a strict. tween an elegantly cultivated mind and a most gret that Mr Godwin should waste those talents balance of power, and consequently in checking imbecile understanding. Deceived in early love, in attempting works of fancy, which are so splen- the aggrandisement of Russia. he lives recluse and unsocial, the prey to a sort did when employed in compositions of history and It was only in the sixteenth century that Rusof lethargic passiveness and inaction, which the morals.

sia began to attract the attention of Europe, author has all the merit of having conceived, and POWER AND POLICY OF RUSSIA since which she has gradually emerged from a dwelt upon at great length in many chapters. In The work before us, now acknowledged to be state of ignorance and barbarism. Although the short, the picture of these oddities occupies near the production of Sir Robert Wilson, has produ- increase of Russia's power, at the expence of ly the whole of the first volume. It is repeated ced a more than ordinary interest in the political Turkey, was long perceptible, its effects were neover and over again, and turned so many ways as world. Although we frequently differ with our ver considered until the dismemberment of Poto become at last a strong skip-provoking drug author in respect to his public principles, yet our land. Her wide-extended doininions had led Hilkiah, however, dies, and his pupil, after visit- readers will find many facts in this gentleman's many to expect a division of the empire; but the ing a sister younger than himself who was in observations worthy of attention. The discre- time, we are afraid, bas long past by. She is




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239 rendered so formidable in Europe by recent addi- Thus has the population of Russia more than be unavailing; for the defence of Gallicia would tions of territory and population, that a disjunc- doubled during the last century; whilst Smith be equally impracticable by Austria. The intion of this great empire no longer remains pro- and others have averaged that civilized coun- habitants of this province, whose allegiance is bable. The strength of Russia is entirely con- tries only double their population once in five rather equivocal, are separate from their defencentrated in Europe. Her Asiatic dominions hundred years.

ders by the Carpathian mountains, while betwixt are very extensive, but, at the greates'. calcula- Sir Robert, speaking of the acquisitions of them and the folish dominions of Russia there is tion, do not contain five millions of population : Alexander's predecessors, which were enormous, neither separation by natural barriers nor man. eonsequently more than forty millions are left to says, “ they had not yet completed the line of ners and customs. guard her European relations. By incorporating frontier which the acquisition themselves requir

(7 her strength in Europe, she is rendered massail. ed for their preservation." able in those parts where attack was usually “ The guns of the Swedes could be heard in dreaded. She now feels no cause to fear the Petersburgh; the Poles of Warsaw were suspi- The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral threats of Sweden; and Prussia, or Austria, cious neighbours, and the Poles of Russia doubt- of Winchester, by J. Britton, F.S.A. with thirty single-handed, dare not hazard the consequences ful friends: The Turks in Asia were still inclin- engravings: comprising an original investigaof an attack, while France is at present unable ed to struggle for the recovery of the Crimea, tion into the early establishment of Christianity to defend herself. Here, then, we behold a na- from which they were not a stone's throw; the in the south-western part of the island, that is, tion, which, a century ago, was divested of the Turks in Europe still occupied Bessarabia, and among the West Saxons, an essay on the origilaws that bind society, rising from a state of bar- held the Russians in check on the Dniester. A- nal and architectural styles of the present cathebarism and darkness, to the highest pitch of do- land covered the Swedish coast from insult, or dral, and a description of that edifice; an account minion and civilization :---we behold a nation, sudden invasion, when the gulf of Bothnia might of its various and splendid momiments; biograwhose vastness of resources, when properly ap- be frozen; and Sweaborg commanded the navi-pbical anecdotes of the bishops, &c. with anple plied and cultivated, bids defiance to the most gation of the mouth of the gulf of Finland.” graphic illustrations of the architecture and sculppotent states, and whose refinement of govern

But we shall find that Russia has become in- ture of the church; the latter chietly engraved ment, and increasing mildness of laws, daily add vulnerable where dangers formerly diverted her by J. and H. Le Keux, from drawings by Edward to her internal strength. The people are, in fact, force and attention ; for she not only possesses Blore. rising from the shackles and chains of slavery; the most flourishing of the Swedish provinces, No. I. of Hlustrations of York Cathedral, with while the sweets of European liberty, and the but also the ports of " Abo and Sweaborg, which six engravings by the two Le Keux's, Scott, &. blessing of extended commerce are concentrat- was the great naval establishment of the Swedes from drawings by Mackenzie and Blore; by J. ing in the wilds of Siberia. Many of our notions on the coast of Finland, and all the numerous Britton, F.S.A. may be considered as themes of illusion or need islands which cluster between Aland and the less declamation, and if this be the case, at least, main land, and which are inhabited by a rich Philosophy of Arithmetic: exhibiting a prowe have the consolation,—so much the better and happy population.” But when we are told gressive View of the Theory and Practice of Calfor mankind. But we shall ever hold the opi- that Aland is distant from the shore of Sweden culation, with an enlarged table of the products uion, that if Alexander is once suffered to inter-only twenty-four miles, and from the capital it- of numbers under one hundred; by J. Leslie, rupt the pursuits of peace, and no immediate ex- self not more than eighty, we shall find sufficient F.R.S.E. ertions made to restrain bim, our calamities will evidence to agree with Sir Robert, that “ Rusprove inevitable when we cannot avert them. sia bas completely changed her relative position Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political

We shall now shortly detail Sir Robert Wil- with Sweden.” And whether or not the policy Life of the late Right Hon. J. P. Curran ; by son's summary of the rapid progress of this mo- of Russia may incline hereafter to the final an. Wm. O'Regan, Esq. barrister. 8vo, 10s.6d. dern empire; the extent of her almost bound- nihilation of the Swedish nation, she has nothing

Biographical Conversations on the most Emi. less dominions, and the evident tendency of her to fear from that quarter, while Stockholm is left nent and Instructive British Characters, for the ambition towards universal dominion, that every exposed to the attacks of an enemy.

use of young persons : by the Rev. Wm. Bingley, year increases her enormous power, while it di- " On the Niemen, the frontier remains in sta- M.A. F.L.S. minishes the tranquillity of Europe. Every ju- tu quo for about one hundred miles; when it A Biographical Memoir of the Princess Chardicious mind will perceive the fatal effects which traverses the Memel or Niemen river, and, run- lotte's Public and Private Life ; with an engravthe future increase of Russia must have on the ning along East Prussia, strikes theV istula neared likeness, a view of Claremont, and a fac simile politics of other nations, and the melancholy sa. Thorn, from whence Dantzic is distant about of an original letter. 8vo. 12s. crifices to which Europe is endangered. We seventy miles, and Berlin only one hundred and shall be very brief in our extracts, introducing seventy.

New Way to pay old Debts, with a Portrait such remarks as occasion requires; and in giving “ The line then crosses the Vistula and ad- of Mr Kean as Sir Giles Overreach; forming this sketch of the Russian empire, as it now vances to Kalish, a point nearly equidistant from Part I. of a New English Drama, edited by Mr stands, we shall leave our readers to consider the Dresden and Berlin ; thence taking a southern Oxberry, of the Theatre Royal Drury-lane. q.uestion proposed, viz.“ How far any combina- direction, and passing within thirty miles of the Is. t'on of France, England, and Austria, can con- Oder, it bends in an eastern course along the A History of the Theatres of London: conPoul the policy Russia may be disposed to pur- district of Cracow, which it respects; but at this taining an Annual Register of new pieces, revia

point its distance from a third capital, Vienna, is vals, pantomimes, &c. with occasional notes and The population of Russia in 1722, the year af- again only one hundred and seventy miles." anecdotes; being a continuation of Victor's and ter Peter declared himself emperor of all the (P. 137.)

Oulton's Histories, from the year 1795 to 1817 Russias, was only fourteen millions; and from Here, we may observe, that the facility of inclusive; by W. C. Oulton. " 3 vols. the year 1729 to 1762, although six sovereigns crushing the independence of Prussia is but too had swayed the crown, “ still she had not taken evident; and while we regret this circumstance, Remarks on a Course of Education, designed her station as a great European power.” From we capnot but mark, that the destruction of Po- to prepare the Youthful Mind for a career of Ho. the accession of Catherine the Second to 1796, lish independence, in which both Austria and nour, Patriotism, and Philanthropy; by T. Myers, during a reign of thirty-three years, the number Prussia concurred, has had the result of increas- A. M. Is. 6d. was augmented by acquisition and natural in- ing the power of Russia, and endangering the Intellectual Patrimony, or a Father's Instruca crease from twenty-two to thirty-six millions ; in safety of Europe. And even the territory which tions ; by J. Gilchrist. this computation is reckoned seven millions of fell to the share of Prussia by the partition trea- An Introduction to the Study of the German Poles, commencing from the confederation at ties, has since been added to the Russian fron-Grammar. with practical exercises; by P. E. Bar, and concluding with the capture of Prague tier.

Laurent. 12mo. 58. in 1795. Alexander commenced his reign in the Sir Robert says: “ Notwithstanding the pos- A Summary Method of Teaching Children to year 1800, over thirty-six millions of people; and session of the fortresses of Dantzic, Grandents, Read, upon the Principle discovered by the Sieur in 1808, according to the St Petersburgh alma- and Colberg, Prussia can never attempt to de- Berthaud ; illustrated with plates; by Mrs Wilnack, the population was forty-two millions. If fend any territory north of the Oder ******** liams. 12mo. 96.--- royal 12mo. 12s. to this we add a territory of 193,800 geographi- since Russia, without any extraordinary exertion, Self Cultivation, or Hints to a Youth leaving cal square milos, acquired since 1808, and equal, could bring 120,000 cavalry (regular and irregu- School; by Isqaq Taylor. 8vo. 5s. 6d. in extent of surface, to the whole of Spain and lar) into the action on the Prussian frontier." Portugal, we may very probably estimate fifty P. 138. But it is not in this quarter alone that An Introduction to the Study of Geology : millions as the number of Alexander's subjects. the opposition to Russia's encroachments would with occasional remarks on the truth of the Moc









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the effects of drinking spirituous and other in


the press.

February 7. 1818.]
Literature-Foreign Publications.

241 toxicating liquor ; with notes and an appendix; nes, with numerous illustrative notes, in three

FRANCE. by James Yates, M.A. 8vo. volumes.

A volume, in 12mo, entitled, De Lingua LaThe first volume of the Transactions of the The author of “ Pride and Prejudice,” has in tina colenda, et Civitate Latina fundanda, liLiterary Society of Bombay, with plates, is in the press a new novel, entitled, Northanger Ab- ber singularis, has appeared at Toulouse. It is bey, or Persuasion, in 4 volumes.

indeed a singular book. The author, who is a Speedily will be published, Dunsany, a no- The first number of a selection of Spanish Spaniard, devoted to the ecclesiastical profession vel.

plays, with the title of Teatro Espanol, will ap- in France, proposes to the great sovereigns asOn Jannary 31, 1818, will be published, No Imediately appear. This selection will comprise sembled in congress, to found a Latin, free, and of a new series of the Female Preceptor a peri , the most esteemed plays of Lope de Vega, Cal Hanseatic city, to belong to all the nations of odical miscellany, dedicated to Hannah More, deron, Terso de Molina, Moreta, Roxas, Solis, Europe. The plan may seem extravagant and and conducted by a lady. The plan of the n«w which will be followed by the productions of re- difficult of execution ; but at least it is explained series will embrace all the leading features of cent writers, as Moratin, Cruzy, Cano, &c. the in a novel and original manner. the former arrangement, which will be nearly whole illustrated by occasional notes, and pre

GERMANY. as follows:---Biography, Original and select Es- ceded by an Historical Account of the Spanish Among other works relative to modern history, says, Series of Female Letters, Natural His- Drama, and Biographical Sketches of the au- a tract published in 1813 at St. Petersburg, but tory, Reviews, Moral Tales Juvenile Correspond tbors.

which has only just found its way to Germany, is ence, Miscellanea, and Poetry.

Mr Mawe has in the press Familiar Lessons in worthy of notice. It is entitled, Account of the The Desateer, with the ancient Persian trans Mineralogy, in which will be explained the me- Burning and Pilluge of Moscow by the French. lations and commentary, and a glossary of the thods of distinguishing one mineral from ano- The statements here given by M. Horn, German ancient Persian words, is printing by Mulla Fe cher.

bookseller at Moscow, who was both an eye-witruz Bin Mullu Kaws; an English translation

ness and a victim of this conflagration, comwill be added, and the whole will form two vo


pletely refute the notion so universally circulated lunes, quarto

by our journals that this conflagration, which in Speedily will be published, Strictures on Dr Though sufficient details to fill all Europe with nine days destroyed 40,000 buildings, was the Chalmers Discourses on Astronomy, shewing terror, and for the greater part with mourning, work of Russian heroism-a notion which, durthat his astronomical and theological views are of what had befallen the invaders of Russia in ing Rostopchin's late visit to Paris, afforded him. irreconcileable to each other, by John Overton. the year 1812, were in general circulation, and occasion for many a sarcastic sally.

N. G. Dufief has in the press, and wil pub- though somewhat approaching the truth, was Among the almost innumerable works produlish in the course of the present month, an ele- unwarily disclosed by the principal culprit, in the ced by the centenary of the Reformation by Lugant, highly improved, and much enlarged, Bri- famous twenty-ninth bulletin : yet much remain- ther-one single house, that of Maurer in Berlin, tish edition of Nature Displayed in her mode of ed behind untold, and indeed not to be told, has 95 of them on sale--a volume by the Abbe teaching language to man, or a new and infal- while the possibility of Napoleon's return to Prechtl in Bavaria, with the title of Seitensuck lible method of acquiring languages with unpa- power could be imagined. Among the works zur Weisheit D. Martin Luther's, seems to be ralleled rapidity, deduced from the analysis of published since his removal to a place of securi- the only one on the Catholic side of the question the human mind, and consequently suited to ty, it is understood, that the “ Letters on the that has obtained any circulation, owing to the every capacity: adapted to the French. War in Russia, by the Chevalier L. V. de Puis-moderation with which it is written. The au

In the press, a new edition, in a large octavo busque," contains much information on this sub- thor charges the works of our great Reformer volume, of Cantabrigiensis Graduate, or an Al-ject. M. de Puisbusque occupied a very impor- with coarseness and acrimony, especially his letphabetical List of those Persons who have taken tant charge in the city of Smolensko, after the ter to the then Pope, entitled, The Popedom of their Degrees at the University of Cambridge, capture of that city by the French. In this sta- Rome founded by the Devil- and he maintains from 1659 to the present time.

tion he had an opportunity of obtaining informa- that Luther was subject to periodical insanity. Mr Cornelius Webb will soon publish, in a tion on all that passed. His statements are new, The best German poem produced this year is small volume, the Reverie, with Songs, Sonnets, not such as are already before the public, and printed in the Urania, an almanack for 1818. and other Poemes.

they are most afflicting to every heart susceptible The title of this piece, which is in three cantos, On the 1st of January will be published, the to the claims of humanity. They display, in is, Die bezauberte Rose~The Enchanted Rose. first number of a periodical work, under the title most dreadfully gloomy colours, the distress of the Brockhaus, the publisher, in April 1816, offered of the Philosophical Library; being a curious troops who were shut up within those walls. He three poetical prizes for a romantic tale, a poeticollection of the most rare and valuable printed adds, 1. interesting particulars of the situation cal epistle, and an Idyl. The above-mentioned works and manuscripts, both ancient and mo of the French in Moscow, and on the disastrous piece, by Ernst Schutze, obtained the prize of dern, which treat solely of moral, metaphysical, retreat from that capital; these he derived from 30 ducats in the first class. It is written in the theological, historical, and philosophical inquiries his correspondence with various officers in that mannerof Wieland's Oberon, except that the stanafter truth; edited by Josephus Tela.

army, and from personal communications. 2. zas are more regular; the whole is more delicate, Mrs Peck is about to give a new proof of her Striking details of the distresses which followed and, as it were, of pure etherial texture. The genius and taste, by thc publication of a na- the evacuation of Smolensko; and on his own young poet died at Celle, in the Hanoverian do tional tale, founded on some facts in the history captivity; during which, being sent to Peters- minions, in his 28th year, a few days after reof Ireland during the seventeenth century. burgh, he had an opportunity of becoming ac- ceiving intelligence of the success of his per

Mr George Dodd, the civil engineer, announ- quainted with that metropolis; with the charac- formance, and just as he was preparing to set ces a new publication on Steam Engines and ter of its inhabitants; with those of Russia and out for Italy. He contracted the disease which Steam Packets, to be illustrated with engra. Poland, and with other subjects of interest and proved fatal during the siege of Hamburgh, in vings. record.

1813, when he served as a volunteer in the JaEarly in the ensuing year will be published, A short time ago we gave notice of a journal, gers. the Hall of Hellingsley, or the Discovery; a no- published at Berlin, for the benefit of the Ger- The History of Russia, of which one volume is vel, by Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart. MP. &c. man Jews ; another, we presume of the same published by J. J. Ewers, at Dorpat, printed at

The first number of a new Periodical Journal is description, is announced for the benefit of the the University press, promises to be an interestannounced for publication in January. The ob- Jews in France, under the title of the French ing performance. It comprises the history of the ject is described to be by a methodical arrange Israelite. It is intended to be moral and lite- rein of Wladimir, the first great duke who proment of all inventions in the arts, discoveries in rary; to be conducted by a society of literary fessed Christianity. The account of each reign the sciences, and novelties ir literature, to en- men, Jews no doubt; and to appear monthly. is accompanied by separate chapters, explaining able the reader to keep pace with the progress The happy application by Le Sage, in his the exterior relations of the empire, the national of human knowledge. The price will be nearly Diable Boiteux, of a conception not precisely constitution, legislation, administration, the civil double that of most of the magazines.

within the verge of probability, has been much condition of the empire and people, the state of Mr Henry Hallam will speedily publish a View admired; but a hint, susceptible of a more than industry and occupation, of the arts, sciences, of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, equally extensive application, and at the same &c. together with the more remarkable customs, in two 4to vols.

time much more within the scope of credibility, manners, and prevailing opinions. The Rev. Thomas Mitchell, late Fellow of has been taken by a writer at Paris, who has The Isis, or Encyclopedical Journal, publishSidney Sussex College, Cambridge, will soon pub- entitled his work the Panorama of certain ed at Jena, 1817, presents its readers, from time lish a translation of the Comedies of Aristopha- Houses in Paris, seen in the Interior. to time, with a view of the progress of natural

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