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Art. 24. The complete English Physician; or, an Universal Library
of Family Medicines, &c. &c. By George Alexander Gordon, M. D. Svo. 2's. Hogg. 1779.
See the next article. Art. 25. Every Patient his own Doktor ; or, the fick Man's Triumph
over Death and the Grave, &c. &c. By Lewis Robinson, M. D. 8vo. Is. Cooke.
Two rival catch pennys; of which, the latter, from its greater cheapness, and the superior impudence of its titl-page, will probably bear away the Belle.
MISC ÉL LA N e O vs. Art. 26. The Frauds of London detected.--Containing a juft,
true, and accurate Account of the Artifices, Tricks, Seductions, Impofitions, &c. which are daily committed in and about London, in order to deceive the unwary Countryman, and unsuspecting Stranger. By Richard King, Elg; 12mo. 15. Hogg.
This ordinary home-fpon piece may possibly be of more use to the public, by exposing the rogueries of the London gamblers, swindlers, sharpers, and all the numerous variety of thieves and profligates, with which our over-grown capital abounds, than the most brilliant production of the most elegant pen. Art. 27. EUTERPE; or, Remarks on the Use and Abuse of Music,
as a part of modern Education. 400. is. od. Dodsley. In this performance-as Virgil says,-Calamos Euterpe fetibus implet. Hear her-at her first off-set.
i How great the degeneracy of these times! when the unthinking daughters of dilipation curned with a tearless eye, from the sweet per. fuasion of a Sheridan and an Harrop; and the relentless fons of folly lent but a careless ear to the unrivalled excellence of a Fischer and a Lamotte!!!
Those who admire such altitudes, and choose to fee Euterpe blubbering, and to hear her inconsistent declamations, we muft refer to the pamphlet. We cannot help lamenting, however, that the muse thould have lost so much of her taste and judgment in musical matters as to abuse the opera- the fong part of which, she says, is not a real tune, or pleasing melody;' and at the same time to commend Handel for his air. The lady must be deaf furely, or bave kept bad company.--In fact, the addreses her woeful plaints to the subscribers to the concert for ancient music only.' Art. 28. The London Directory, for the Year 1779; containing
an alphabetical List of the Naines and Places of Abode of the Merchants and principal Traders of the Cities of London and Weltminster, the Borough of Souchwaik, and their Environs. Allo separate Lills of the Magistracy, Bank, South Sea and East India Directors, the public Ofiices, Bankers, &c. &c. The Fourteenth Edition. Svo. 1S. Lowndes.
On the aushority of our tradesmen,--booksellers, printers, ration. ers, and small-beer brewers, we prelume to put down this Directory as the most correct publication of the kind : and Mr. Lowndes declares that all future edicions (for he intends to re-publish is annually) shall be as correct as poflible. This afurance of improve.
ment, in an article of so much public use and benefit, gives us fome comfort, amidst the common degeneracy of the times. But, N. B. a very material (and, we fear, a very numerous] lift seems yet want jog, viz. that of ibe BANKRUPTS. Art. 28. The London Directory; or an Account of the Stage
Coaches and Carriers, the Coasting Vessels, Barges, Boats, &c. from London to the different Towns in Great Britain. Describe ing the Number of Miles to each Town, with the Fares to be paid, and the Days and Hours of setting out from the different Inns, Wharfs, &c. Also the Rates of Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen, and Watermen. 8vo. 15. Lowndes. 1779. .
We have observed no defect in this Directory, except that the Compiler has overlooked the fage from Grub-Areet to Turnbam-green. In other respects, the lifts here given are even more generally useful than those contained in the Directory to the dwellings of the mer. chants and principal traders.--Both the lifts bound together make a decent hall-crown volume. --This last remark is inserted purely to oblige Mr. Lowndes, who now and then graciously accommodates us with a novel from his circulating library. Art. 29. The Café and Memoirs of Miss Martha Reay. To
which are added Remarks, by way of Refutation, on the Cafe and Memoirs of the Rev. Mr. Hackman. 8vo. 1 s. Folingsby.
The Case of Hackman, to which this pamphlet is partly intended as an answer, was mentioned in our Review for May, Art. 48 of the Catalogue. The present Case-writer appears to be angry with his brother pamphleteer, for having laboured to establish the reputation of Mr. Hackman on the ruin of Miss Reay's s and he endeavours, accordingly, to vindicate the honour of the lady, from the charge of unfaithfulness to her right bonourable friend.--A print of Miss Reay is prefixed. Art. 30. An Appendix to the Treatise on Agiftment Tithe. Con
taining Copies at Large of the Bill, Answers, and Decree ia che Court of Exchequer, Easer Term, 1774, in the Cause of Bateman against Aistrup, and others, for the Tibe of the Agiltmenc of Sheep, and of Barren and Unprofitable Cacile. 'To which is added a Copy of the Original Endowment, under which the Plaintiff's Right to those Tithes was claimed and allowed. And also a Copy of his whole Bill of Costs, from the Commencement to the Conclusion of the Cause. Wich Explanatory Notes and Observations on the Whole. By Thomas Bateman, A. M. Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of Gordon, Vicar of Whaplode, Lincoloshire, &c. 8vo. 3 5. - Richardson and Urquhart. .1779.
To those who have had occafion to consult the Treatise itfelf, we would recommend the perusal of the Appendix. Its contents are fufficiently expressed in the title-page. The notes are full and satisfactory. Art. 31. The Works of the Author of the Night Thoughts. Vol.VI,
12mo. 2 s. 6 d. sewed. Cadell, &c. 1778. In the edition of Dr. Young's works, published during his life in four volumes, several pieces which he judged to be of a temporary nature, or of inferior merit, were omitted. After his death, a fifth volume was published, with the design of completing his works. But, Rev. Joly, 1779. .
after all, several pieces, and some of them of confiderable length, were omitted. These are collected and published in the prefent volume ; concerning which it is unnecessary to say any thing farther, than that its contents are the genuine productions of a writer whose reputacion is universally known. The articles here collected are Epifle to Lord Lansdowne— Imperium Pelagi, a naval Lyric-The Merchant, an Ode-The foreign Address ---Reflections on the public Situation of the Kingitem in 1745 - On Michael Angelo's Piece of the Crucifixion -T. Mr. Aldison on his Calo-- On Mr. Addison's Deatb-Epitaph on Lord Beauclenk-On James Barker- Oratio de Bibliotheca Codringto. ni ina-On Lyric Poeiry- Sermon on the Death of Chrift-Several Deo dications. Art. 32. The Complete Pigeon-Fancier, or, a New Treatise on
Domestic Pigeons. Containing the most valuable Information concerning the Nature, Properties, and Management of all their various species, under the following Heads : 1. An useful, comprehensive, and entertaining Natural History of Pigeons. 2. Full and ample Directions for building a Pigeon-House, or DoveCote. 3. Plain and necessary Instructions for stocking and managing the Pigeon House, or Dove-Cote, with a particular Account of those Pigeons which are most advantageous for that Purpose; and an Abitract of the Laws now in Force relating to Pigeons. 4. Account of the best Methods now in Practice for preventing Pigeons from leaving their Habitations. 5. An accurate and jult Description of all the valuable Species of Fancy Birds and Toys now bred in England, France, and Holland; their foul Marks pointed out, and their real Perfections clearly displayed, particularly Powters, Carriers, Horsemen, Dragoons, Croppers, Powring Horsemen, Uplopers, Fantails, Chinese Pigeon, Lace ditto, Tumblers, Runts, Spots, Laughers, Trumpeters, Jacobines, Capuchins, Nuns, Shakers, Helmets, Ruffs, Finnikins, Turners, Barbs, '
Mahomets, Turbits, Owls, Smiters, &c. 6. Rules' necellary to be observed in disinguishing the Sexes, particularly of young Pigeons. 7. Ureful Particulars relative to coupling or matching of Pigeons, 8. A copious Account of the most eligible Methods of erecting, and furnishing a Loft for Pigeons. 9. Remarks and Observations on the Diet proper for Pigeons. 10. The Diseases Pigeons are liable to, with the best Remedies for each Diltemper, as practised by the most experienced Fanciers. 11. General Remarks on the Dillinction between Pigeon-Fanciers and Pigeon Keepers ; concluding with some Advice worthy the Attention of both. 12. Instructive and useful Intelligence respecta ing the Generation and Incubation of Pigeons. Being an useful, initructive, and sure Guide to Fanciers in every Sphere of Life, comprehensiing all that is necessary to be known in the whole Fancy of Pigeons. By Daniel Girton, of the County of Bucks, Einbelied with a Ser of Engravings elegantly executed from Drawings accurately taken from the Life. izmo. I s. 6 d. sewed. Hogg. 17-9.
This book is really, what its ample title imports it to be, a jadicious compilation of every thing that has been, or indeed can be said on the subject of the valuable domeftic bird of which it treats. Our
country - Readers, who make the produce of the pigeon-house a branch of rural economics, will meet with information in this little work which will repay them for the purchase of it. As to that part of it which is more immediately addressed to the Gentlemen of the Fancy, as Mr. Girton expresses himself, we must acknowledge that it contains mysteries which the uninitiated will not understand. I Art. 33. Dialogues of Lucian. . From the Greek. Vol. II. By.
Mr. Carr. 8vo. '45. Boards. Flexney: 1779. For a character and specimen of the former volume of this transla: tion, see Monthly Review for September 1773. The volume before us is every way worthy the ingenioas Translator of the firkt.
POLITICAL. Art. 34. Two Letters from Agricola to Sir William Howe; to
which are annexed, by the fame Aushor, Political Objer.vations:
8vo. 1 s. 6d. Miilidge. 1779. · The two letters to Sir William Howe are reprinted from the Public
Advertiser, in which they originally appeared in the months of May and June last: the Objervations we do not remember to have seen before. The Author is very severe on Sir William Howe, whom he charges with the most shameful indolence and languor, in the conduct of the American war: a war which he boldly accuses him of pró. tracting, to the utter distress and ignominy of his country, while pose sessed of every superiority and advantage for putting a speedy and glo. rious end to the contest. General Burgoyne comes in en palant, for à share of the condemnation here passed on the lace Commanders of the two British armies in America. Colonel Barré, likewise, and other leaders of oppofition, are involved in the ftream of censure lo liberally poured; through this channel, on all those who appear to the Author to have conducted themselves as unprofitable, or worse ihan unprofitable, servants of the British commonwealth, with respect to the American revolt, and its consequences, so far as they are al. ready manifelted. The Author writes with spirit, and his views are not superficial; but with respect to information, he is not, perhaps, equally qualified 10 support that tone of decision which he affumes. Art, 35. A Sketch of à Farce that may be acted during the
Recets of Parliament, by his Majesty's Servants. 8vo. 15. Al: mon.
Mr. Tickel, with his Anticipations, and Caffette Vertes, has re. peatedly entertained the Public, at the expence of the policical Minority ; but here comes a brother wag who stands forth on the other fide of the question, and Tickles off the Lords and Genilemen of the Majority --in the first act of this Farce, he has happily c ught the convivial hilarity of Mr. Rigby; but in the second, where his purpose is to ridicule the politics of adıninistration, particularly with respect to our late negociation with Spain, his fpirii Hags, and we cry out, with John Moody in the play *, Ha conna haud it, Meafter Monly; ba conna baud it!
* As we have not the fourney to London at hand, we are not sure that we have exa&ly copied the words of honeit Moody; but we give them, as Parson Blunderbluís quoted his text, -as 'there, or Thereabout,
Art. 36. A port History of the Opposition, during the last Session
of Parliament. 8vo. Is. Cadell. 1779. Rather a picture than a history; and that picture a Caricatura ; in which the antiministerial party makes but an aukward and scurvy appearance.
The conduct of the leaders in the present opposition is here represented as absurd and wicked, beyond all example, in the history of faction; but, for our comfort, it is observed, that the vehemence' of these our bosom enemies, • seems to have carried them to extremities, which supersede all former descriptions of party, and which cannot fail to defeat their views. Be it fo, in God's name,-if, as our Author says, their views are“ to depress our spirits by magnifying the power of our enemies, and to inspire those enemies with a confidence of success, by exposing our real or pretended weakness:'but this is hard judging of motives!
In former times, adds he, the candidates for public favour thought it prudent to adhere, in their exhibitions, to public principles ; but in our times, an eagerness to thwart the measures of government has expelled all regard for the opinions of the people. The dignity and honour of the nation were formerly the favourite themes of oppofitions; melancholy, meanness, and despair, now fill the whole circle of patriotic oratory. With a want of prudence, as well as of decency, they tie up the hands of their country in the hour of danger. They not only justify rebellion against ber authority, but indirectly promote a foreign war against her very existence.
Here this alert Writer appears to have drawn his bow with too much strength, and to have over-shot the mark. Strange that he should, at this time of day, endeavour to harrow up, from its peaceful grave, the departed, exploded idea of the parental authority of the inhabitants of this country, over the inhabitants of other parts of the British state! He might, with equal appearance of reason, affert on fome such pretext, the authority of Yorkshire over Northumberland; or, perchance, of the isle of Bute over the isle of Wight.
We are better pleased, however, with his concluding and encouraging observations on the present resources of this country, for defence against whatever force may be combined againft it. He endeavours to thew, by a comparison of our former with our present armaments, both by sea and land, chat we have (humanly speaking) very little to fear from the united efforts of all our opponents. In fine, he insists on the following points,-that our strength is greater than at any former period; that our spirit is equal, and our danger less; that we have above 60,000 disciplined troops for our internal defence, with a certain prospect of half as many more in the space of a few months; that a spirit of unanimity *, vigour, and exertion, begins to pervade the whole kingdom; that our nobility and gentry, with a spirit becoming Bricons, either serve in our conititutional defence, the militia, or with their influence and purses exert themselves in railing new corps; that the greatest commercial society in the kingdom has set a noble example to their fellow subje&ts, by an unani
* Notwithstanding the machinations of the oppofition, who, he contends, have done so much mischief.