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ART. XXII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
*** Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the
Conductors of the Eclectic REVIEW, by sending information (post paid,) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works; which they may depend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan. Me, Custance has in the press a new and Costume of the Ancients. It will consist improved edition of his Concise View of the of about 160 engravings in outline, with an Constitution of England.
Introduction, and will form trio volumes, The Rev. Dr. Carpenter has in the press, quarto and octavo. Discourses on the Genuineness, Integrity, The Abridgement of the Philosophical and public Version of the New Testament Transactions by Drs. Hitton, Shaw, and
The Rev. Mr. Ewing, of Glasgow, bas Pearson, from the time of their commenceready, in a duodecimo volume, Essays ment to the close of the year 1800, will be addressed to the Jews; written at the re- completed in the course of this n.onth. quest of the London Missionary Society. A Series of Letters on Canada will short
Mr. Drew, author of an Essay on the ly appear, written by a Gentleman lately Immateriality and Immortality of the Soul, resident some years in that country; giving has in the press, in an octavo volume, an 'a Description of its People, Manners, Lars, Essay on the Identity and General Resur Customs, Productions, Trade, &c. rection of the Human Body
Mr. J. Rickman, Surgeon, of Lewes, will Dr: Bradley, of Wallingford, is prepar. shortly publish a small volume, intitled Epising a Series of Grammatical Questions, tolæ Amicitiæ, or the Friendly Call. adapted to Lindley Murray's Grammar, Dr. Rutherford's Aucient History is rewith Notes and Illustrations, under the pa- piinting in two duodecimo volumes, for the tronage of Dr. Valpy, and other distinguish- use of Schools. ed Preceptors.
Mr. Rylance is preparing for the press Dr. Sterny has in the Press, in a quarto a Romance, to be intitled Francesco, or volume, the life of the late Earl of Char- the Fool of Genius, founded on the extralemont, including a View of the Affairs of ordinary Life of Mazzuoli, celebrated as Ireland, during a very interesting and im- a Painter by the name of Parmegiano. portarit period.
A Society of Physicians in this MetroMr. De Lno is about to publish, in an oc- polis has been engaged in collecting matetavo volume, an Elementary Treatise on rials for a new Work, to be called the AnGeology, containing an examination of nual Medical Register, containing a comsome modern Geological Systems, and more plete account of the medicinal Literature particalarly of the Huttonian Theory of the of the preceding year, with an historical Earth. . .
Sketch of the Discoveries and finprovements Mr. James Macdonald, late Lieutenant- in Medicine and the collateral Sciences; a Colonel of the Caithness Fencibles, having Report of the general State of Health and been wiecked, in November la:t, on the Disease in the Metropolis, a brief detail of Schas, proposes to publish an Account of miscellaneous Occurrences, and similar Inhis subsequent Travels through Denmark formation. . and Sweden.
A new edition of Quintilian, after the Mr. Belfour bas in the press a Metrical manner of Rollin's Compendium, will shortRoinance, in five Cantos, intitled Spanish ly appear from Oxford, in au octaro vo. Heroism, or the Battle of Roncesvalles, lume. which is to appear in the course of this Early in next June will be published in month,
large quarto, the First Part of a new lite. Mr. Fenton's long expected Tour through rary and embellished Work, intitled, The Pembrokeshire is in the press, and will ap- Pine Arts of the English School : compris. pear in the course of this Spring, in a quario ing a Series of highly mished Engravings, volume, embellished with Views of all the from Paintings, Sculpture, and Architecprincipal Seats and Ruins, drawn chicflyture, by the most eminent English Artists; by Sir Richard Hoare. This Tour is in each subject accompanied by an ample tended as the first of a Series of Tour's portion of historical, descriptive, critical, through North and South Wales, wbichor biographical Letter-press. This First will be conducted on the same plau. Part will contain five Engravings, viz:-
Mi. Thomas Ilope will publish this Spring 1. Portrait of John Dunning, Lord Ashbur& Collection of Designs, representing the ton, from a Picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2. An Historical Composition, represent- such Gentlemen as are best calculated by ing Thetis bearing the Armour to Achilles; professional Study, Erudition, or Taste, to West, P. R. A.-3. A View of Lord Mans- furnish the inost interesting and satisfactory field's Monument in Westminster Abbey. Information on the respective Subjects of Church; Flaxinan, R. A.--4. An Elevation Painting, Architecture, Scnlpture, Biograof the West Front of St. Paul's Cathedral phy, &c. It is indeed the intention of the Church, London.-5. A Plan of the Sub- Proprietors to produce a Work that shalt structure of the same Building ; Sir Chris- be calculated to satisfy the English Artist, topher Wren ; both drawn by Mr. James gratify the Connoisseur, interest the discrie Elmes, Architect. The Proprietors in their minating Port of the Literati, both at Home Prospectus, thus explain the Plan and Con- and Abroad, and collectively exhibit the ditions of the Publication.-1. Two editions mental ani professional Talents of our will be printed, both in large quarto, but - Countryinen.-5. A limited Number of on Papers of different qualities and dimen. Copies of the Portraits and Historical Prints sions: the smaller will be Elephant, which will be worked in Colours and finished by makes a quarto page of fourteen inches by the Pencil, so as to initate the Style of twelve ; the larger on Atlas paper, making Colouring and Effects of the original Piea quarto page of seventeen inches by thir- tures." "Twenty-five Sets of" Proots will be teen. These will correspond in size with worked on India Paper. The Prices of the British Gallery of Pictures published these will be specified with the first Numby Longman and Co. The smaller edition ber. will be 1l. Is. per Number, and the large - The Columbial, a Poem on the Subject Paper will be ll. 11s. 60.-2. Each Part of Atnerica, by Mr. Barlow, will soon be rea will contain four finished Engravings, or printed in this country.
à three that are finished, and two of slighter Dr. William Neilson proposes to publish execution. These will be accompanied by two large Maps of ancient and modern appropriate and ample Descriptions, &c. Geography combined. The first will comoccupying from twelve to twenty-four pages prehend all that Part of the World which of Letter-press in every Number. The was known to the Ancients, exhibiting toPrints will be engraved in such different gether the ancient and modern Names of styles, as appear to be best adapted to each Place. The second will contain only the respective Subjects. Those representa the central Part, or Roman and Greciaa tions of Portraits, Historical Pictures, and Empires, with their Dependencies. And on Sculpture, will be executed in that mixed the sides of each Map will be alphabetical style of engraving which mites and blends Lists of all the ancient Names, with the the Dot with the Stroke ; whereby the ap. corresponding inodern ones, Longitude, Lapearances of Flesh and Drapery in Pictures, titude, &c. thus designed to form a com. as also Marble, &e. will be carefully imi- plete View uf ancient Geography, presenttated. The architectural Subjects will be ed to the Eye at once. i engraven, wholly in the line or stroke Style. A Selection from the Gentleman's Ma
3. Each Number is intended to contain gazine, arranged under the heads of ~ 1. an illustrative Print or Prints from the re- History and Antiquities.---2. Ancient and spective Subjects of Painting, Architecture, Modern L terature, Griticisin, and Philolo. and Sculpture. In the first Class will be gy.-3, Philosophy and Natural History. given a Portrait of an eminent English 4. Letters to and from eminent Persons.no Character, from an esteemed Painting ; also 5. Miscellaneous Articles, &c. to forma an historical or fancy Picture, selected three octavo Volumes, , will shortly issue from the most approved Specimens of the from the press at Oxford, under the SaEnglish School. Of Architectural Subjects, perintendance and Care of a Gentleman of one or two Prints will be given represent- that University. ing either Elevations, Plans, or perspective Mr. M. Murfitt, of Trinity College, CamViews, of the most admired public Edifices bridge, is about to publish an Essay on the of England. In this departinent of the Life and Character of Agesilaus, Son of Work, it is intended to furnish such a series Archidamus. of Plates, with appropriate Letter-press, as A History of the Germanic Empire, from shall fully explain the Design and Con- the pen of Mr. Smith of Dublin, will shortly struction, as also the History, of tbe respec- be given to the Publc. tive Buildings. Under the Class of Sculp- 'Dr. Adam Clarke has just completed a ture, each Number will present one finished third Edition, much enlarged and improyPrint, or two in Outline, from some approv ed, in 8vo. of “ Fleury's Manners, Cused Specimen by a British Artist.-4. The toms, &c. of the Ancient Israelites, with Literary Department. will be supplied by a Life of Fleury, &e.
Baynes's Catalogue of a large Collection jects; The Mother's Catechism, a Cate: of modern Books, including the best Works chism of Health, and another on General ni Divinity, with many miscellaneous Ar- Knowledge, which will be followed in rapid ticles, 8vo. gratis, is just completed ;-Part succession by others on English History, 2, containing an extensive Collection of Universal History, Geography, Animated Second-hand theological Books, &c. will Nature, Botany, the Laws and Constitution be published in July.
of England, the Bible, &c. They are in. · Nearly ready for publication “Ludlam's tended to sell separately, or to form when Rudiments of Mathematics,"containing the collected two neat pocket volumes. Elements of Algebra, an Introduction to The Fifty-two Lectures fannounced long Euclid's Elements, and Plane Trigonometry. ago) on Fe Church Catechisin, by the A new Edition, corrected and greatly eil- Rev. Sir Adam Gordon, Bart. Prebendary larged, by M. Fryer, Teacher of the Ma- of Bristol, and Rector of West Tilbury, thematics, Superintendent of the Philoso- will be published this month in 2 vols. 8vo. phical Institution, and Secretary to the The author of All the Talents and the Literary and Philosophical Society, Bristol. Comet, has announced a Poem, intitled .] vol. 8vo.
The Statesinan, wbich will contain biogra· Dr. Mavor it is said will soon produce a phical Sketches of Mr. Pitt, Mr. Fox, Lord Work on which he has been long engaged, Nelson, &c. viz. a Series of Catechisms on popular Sab
Art. XXIII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED,
Political, and Moral State of Hindostan, An Historical Survey of the Ecclesias
from the earliest Periods to the present tical Antiquities of France, with a View to
Tinue; the Rise and Progress of Christi. illustrate the Rise and Progress of Gothic
anity in the East, its present Condition, Architecture in Europe. By the Rev. G. D.
and the Means and Probability of its fu. Whittinton. 4to. 11, 6s.
ture Advancement, with an Introduction and Greek Marbles, brought from the shores
Map illustrating the relative Situation of of the Euxine, Archipelago, and Mediter
the British Empire in the East. By the ranean, and deposited in the Vestibule of
Rev. Robert Chatfield, LL B. Vicar of the Public Library of the University of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. 4to. 1). 168. Cambridge. By Edward Daniel Clarke,
The Rise and Fall of States and Empires, LL. D. late Fellow of Jesus College, and
or, the Antiquities of Nations; more parti. Professor of Mineralogy in that University.
calarly of the Celtic or Gaul. Containing Printed at Cambridge, by order of the Syn
great variety of Historical, Chronological, dics of the Press. Einbellished with four
and Etymological Discoveries, many of them beautiful Plates, engraved by Tomkins,
unknown both to the Greeks and Romans; from designs by Flaxman, royal 8vo. 5s. 6d.
with Tables of Greek, Latin, and Tentonic and on imperial paper, with proof impres
Words, which are taken from the Celtic sions of the Plates, 10s. éd.
Language. By M. Pezron. 8vo. 78. hd.
The History of Don Francisco de MiCLASSICAL LITERATURE.
randa's Attempt to efiect a Revolution in Virgil Re-vindicated; being a free and South America; in a Series of Letters. candid Examination of Bisliop Horsley's By James Biggs. Revised, corrected, and Tract on Virgil's Two Seasons of Honey; enlarged. To which are annexed, Sketches written in the Year 1807, in a Letter to of the Life of Miranda, and Geographical the Rev. Mr. Pentyeross, of Wallingford. Notices of the Caraccas. 8vo. 78. 6d. By Henry Clarke, L.L. D). Professor of As. History of Brazil, comprising a Geogratronomy and Experimental Philosophy at phical Account of that Country; together Marlow. 4to. 4s.
with a Narrative of the most remarkable GEOGRAPHY,
Events which have occurred there since
its Discovery. By A. Grant, M. D. 8vo. A Systen of Geography, ancient and Ss. 6d. modern. By J. Playfair, D. D. F. R. S. The Modern History of Hindostan, Vol. Esg. Vol. II. 410. 21. 2s.
II. Part final, containing the History of
India and the East India Company, during HISTORY,
the serenteenth and part of the eighteedin As Plistorical Review of the Commercial, Centuries. 4to. ll.is
of Harcourt, and Principal of the College A Practical Materia Medica, in which of Louis the Great, in the University of the various Articles are fully described and
Paris. Translated into English, with Addivided into Classes and Orders. 12o. 5s.
50 : ditions and Corrections, by the Rev. I. M. **
Gusset, 8vo. 156.
8vo. il. 4s. Esq. LL. D. F. R. S. President of the Royal
The lliad of Homer, translated into Enge Irish Academy, &c. Author of Elements of lish Blank Verse. By the Rev. James Mor, Mineralogy, Geological Essays, and other rice, A. M. late Student of Christ Church. Works. 8vo. 125.
Oxford; Rector of Betstranger, in the
County of Kent, 'and Vicar of Flaver, · MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.
Northamptonshire. 2 vols. Svo. 11. 1's. . The Spirit of English Wit, being an en Poems sacred to Love and Beauty, by tertaining Budget of laughable Anecdotes, Hugh Downman, M. D. 2 vols, foolscap, 8vo, &c. 12m10, $s.
I Os. 6d. The Spirit of the Public Journals for Poemata Selecta Italorum, qui seculo de1808. 12mo. 7s.
cimo sexto Latine scripserunt, nonnullis Correspondence between the United States adnotationibus illustrata. Post 8vo. 10s. 6d. of America and Great Britain. Is. 62.
A Poetical Picture of America ; being An Answer to the Challenge given by Observations made during a Residence of W. Blair, Esq. A. M. and published in Dr. Several Years at Alexandria and Norfolk, Rees's Cyclopedia, where this Gentleman in Virginia. By a Lady. 12mo. 45. " has inserted a Cypher of his own invention, Gertrude of Wyoming, or the Pennsylva. " which is actually inscrutable without the nian Cottage, and other Poems, By Tho. Key. By M. Gage. 10s. 6d.
mas Campbell, Author of the Plcaşures of - 'An Attempt to elucidate the pernicious Hope, &c. 4to. 11. 55. Consequences of a Deviation from the Prin- Horæ lonice; a Poem descriptive of the ciples of the Orders of Council. 2s.6d. Ionian Islands, and Part of the adjacent
A Serious Admonition to his Royal High Coast of Greece ; with a Postscript, conpess the Duke of York, on the evil Ten taining Observations on the Romaic or modency of Corrupt Communication, ls, 6d. dern Greek Language, as - spoken in the
The Gentleman's Library, being a Com Ion an Islands. By Walter Rodwell Wright, pendium of the Duties of Life in Youth Esq. sometime his Britannic Majesty's Conand Manhood. 12mo. 5s.
sul General for the Republic of the Seven The Principles of Life Assurance explain Islands. 8vo. 45. ed, together with new Plans of Assurance and Annuities. Adapted to the Prudent of all Classes, Civil and Military. By the
THEOLOGY. Rock Life Assurance Company. Is.
A Series of Discourses on the Principles * An Attempt to ascertain a Theory for of Religious Belief, as connected with Hu
of Religious Belief determining the Value of Funded Property. man Happiness and improvement. By 25. 6d.
the Rev. R. Morehead. A. M. 8vo. 9s. Ferdinand Vindicated, and Ministers De
Treatises on the Seventy Years Captivity ft nded. Is.' 6d."
of the Jews, foretold by Jeremiah; and par• Strictures on the present Government,
ticularly on the Seventy Weeks Prophecy Civil, Military, and Political, of the British of Daniel, the truth of which is at last Possessions in India. 3s.
demonstrated. With some Remarks on: * Ancient Indian Literature, illustrative of
different Subjects of Scripture. By the Rev. the Researches of the Asiatic Society, in
J. Thorold, Rector of Kencot, Oxon, 2s. stituted in Bengal, January 15, 1804. 4to. A Letter from a Country Clergyman to Il. 5s.
his Parishioners; in which are considered, !! PHUOLOGY.
a few of the Arguments and Practices of Latin Synonyms, with their different Sig- the modern Dissenters. By the Rev. John nifications and Examples, taken from the Nance, M.A. Chaplain to the Earl of Oxbest Latin Authors, by M. J. B. Dumesnil, ford and Mortimer, Fellow of Worcester Latip Professor of Rhetoric in the College College, Oxford, &c. Is. d.
Paganism and Christianity Compared, ios The State of the Established Church,
Course of Lectures to the King's Scholars in a Series of Letters to the Right Hon. at Westminster, in the Years 1806, 7, and · S. Perceval. 2s. Gd. ! 2. By J. Breland, D.D. 8vo. 103. ol. Au Inquiry into the Cause of the Holy
TRAVELS. Comminimion bed so little attended. By Travelling Sketches in Russia and SweT. Pennington, SI, A. Is. 6.
den, during the Years 1805-8. By R.K. A Sermon, preached at wohurn Shaped, Porter, 2 vols. 4to. 51. 5s... , Feb 8. 1809, being the Day appointed for
A Tour through Cornwall in the Autumn a General Fast. By the Rev. W. Cock of 1808. By the Rev. R. Warner. 8vo. 98. beuring A. M. 1s. 6d.
CORRESPONDENCE... Our learned Readers have probably perceired the gross and unfortunate Error, which, through the hurry of preparing for the Prees, crept into page 332 of this Volume, line 18 and 19. The hypothesis of the palæograph of the two readings should have been represented in the following manner, which the space will adinit of being written by the pens of oar indulg ent Readers withont much trouble. . : Existing Text, CAPKAHỌNNEIII.
. Conjecture, CAPKAHSÜNHOENI.. În answer to, some inquiries, we have the satisfaction to state, that our Review of Zeal without Innovclion, which has been hitherto dcferred on account of various hindrances, may be expected to appear in the next Number; in which it is probable the Pamphlets on the Passive-Power Hypothesis will also be discussed.
We have received Mr. Wranghan's very handsome and sat sfactory letter, to excalpate or explain some parts of his Sermon, to which we had objected in our March Number. Honourable as this letter is to his own talents and liberality, we are deterred, by the partial terms in which he has spoken of our labours, from la ying it entire before our readers. It is but justice to him, however, to give an abstract of what is chiefly important in its contents. He assures us, that he did not intend the most distant allusion to the disinterested, pious, and indefatigable Baptist Missionaries, when speaking of ' sudden conversions'. "Having read, he says, 'with cqual care and admiration, seventeen numbers of their. Periodical Accounts, I must have been the most unprincipled or the most prejudiced of men to pronounce thein precipitate in Their admission of Proselytes.' It appears evident, from his explanation, that the reason of his wishing an authorised English version to he the basis of the purposed Oriental Translations, was merely to furnish the Translators with the combined result of recent critical investigations, and not for the narrow purpose of securing its conformity to the English establishment. Of this, he says, 'I thought I had given a pledge, by suggesting a Congress of Delegates from the seven Unirersities of the United Kingdom. and the whole of the British (including, in my sense of the word, the body of the Digsenting) Clergy. I have only to regret,' he proceeds, that "Sectarian", which appears in some degree to countenance your interpretation of the passage, should have been printed, p. 28. instead of “Socinian” notions.' After this," he says, “I am sure you will do me the justice to erase my name from your High-churchman list." He excuses the figure of “The Jordan - flowing into the Thames', by a reference to the dr: Tiberim definxit Oronies of the Roman Satirist; which may undoubtedly serve for an apology, if not for justification.