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• An apothecary in the neighbourhood had been applied to the day before I saw her, and pronounced the disease an inflammatory sore throai, from cold. Though at that time I had some suspicion that her diitress arose from another source, I had no objections to her continuing the use of an emollient gargle with nitrę, which had been ordered for her. The next day all her symptoms were aggravated, when being still further confirmed in the conjecture I had at first formed, I requested an experienced Surgeon might be consulted; and accordingly Mr. Glover, Surgeon-Major of the Essex Regiment, the following morning was called in. On inspecting the seat of the disorder, we found three of the lower incifores loose, the breath very ferid, and a great quantity of saliva secreted from the glands.--The last-mentioned Gentleman, on our retiring, declared the Lady had been taking some preparation of Mercury, which was the cause of the above symptoms.
' As the matter was of so delicate a nature, and the other Practi. tioner did not fall in with this opinion, though it entirely corresponded with that I had at first adopted, the utmost caution was observed in asking the necessary questions of the Lady and her domeitics. One of them, after a long enquiry, said the Hair-dresser had occasionally used a small quantity of some mercurial pomatum. The man, who lived in the neighbourhood, was directly sent for ; and after some hesitation produced a box, which was found to contain about an ounce of the Unguentum Neapolitanum, not above half, a dracbm of which, it appeared, he had used in the dresing, in order to prevent a certain kind of animalcula breeding in the hair. By proper medical treatment the Lady recovered her health, in about teo days after ; but her gums continued in a spongy, flaccid ftate, for some time.'
The fifth case is of painful symptoms proceeding from the eruption of the Dentes Sapientire, which were mistaken for rheomatic and nervous complaints, but at length were removed by lancing the gums. Art. 23. A Treatise upon the Inflammation in the Breasts, peculiar
to lying in Women ; and also upon some Diseajes attending them, which are the Consequences of Neglect or Maltreatment. By J. Clubbe, Surgeon, of Ipswich. 8vo. 2 s. 6d. Longman, &c. 1779.
This Writer begins with an anatomical account of the structure of the breasts and uterus, particularly describing their vascular connexion, whence he deduces the conclusion, that the breasts are appendages to the uterus, and undergo all their changes in consequence of changes happening in that organ. On this rational foundation all his method of treatment in inflammations of the breasts is built. The practice he inculcates is extremely fimple, turning solely upon depletion of the mammary arteries by internals, and relaxation of the orifices of the lactiferous tubes by externals. The only topical application which he recommends in all disorders of the breasts, is the common bread and milk poultice foftened with oil. He makes a proper distinction between those indurations of the breasts proceeding from impacted membrane and cellular substance, and true sciotic of the glands; justly considering the former as mere topical diseases.
Art. 24. The complete English Physician; or, an Universal Library
of Family Medicines, &c. &c. By George Alexander Gordon,
M. D. 8vo. 2 s. Hogg. 1779. · See the next article, Art. 25. Every Patient his own Doctor; 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 tiiliopage, will probably bear away the Belle.
Mis CE LLANEOUS Art. 26. The Frauds of London detected.--Containing a juft,
true, and accurate Account of the Artifices, Tricks, Seductions, Impositions, &c. which are daily committed in and about London,
in order to deceive the unwary Countryman, and unsuspecting · Stranger. By Richard King, Eig; 12mo. 15. Hogg.
This ordinary home-fpun piece may possibly be of more use to the public, by exposing the rogueries of the London gamblers, swindlers, Tharpers, 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 Mufi,
as a part of modern Education. 460. is. 6 d. Dodiley. In this performance-as Virgil says,--Calamos Euterpe fletibus implet. Hear her-at her first off-set.
How great the degeneracy of these cimes! when the unthinking daughters of dillipation turned with a tearless eye, from the sweet pera suasion of a Shiridan and an Harrop; and the relentless tons of folly lent but a careless ear to the unrivalled excellence of a Fischer and a Lamotte!!!
Those who admire such altiiudes, and choose to sec Euterpe blub. bering, and to hear her incondlicnt declamations, we must refer to the pamphler. We cannot help lamenting, however, that the muse Mould have loft so much of her tafe and jud? ment 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 surely, or have kept bad company. In fact, he addresles her woeful plaints to the subscribers to the concert for ancient music only.' Art. 28. The Loncion Directory, for the lear 1779; containing
an alphabetical List of the Names and Places of Abode of the Merchanis and principal Traders of the Cities of London and Wellminiter, the Borough of Southwark, and their Environs. Allo separate Lills of the Magistracy, Bank, South Sea and Ealt India Directors, the public Oflices, Bankers, &c. &c. The Four. teenth Edition. 8vo. 1S. Lowndes.
On the authority of our tradesmen,--booksellers, printers, fiation. ers, and small-beer brewers, we presume to put down this Directory as the most correct publication of the kind : and Mr. Lowndes declares that all future editions (for he intends to re-publish it annually) shall be as correct as posible. This asurance of improre.
ment, is an article of so much public use and benefii, gives os 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. ing, viz. that of the BANKRUPTS. Art. 28. The London Directory; or an Account of the Stage
Coaches and Carriers, the Coating Vest Is, Barges, Boats, &c. from London to the different Towns in Great Britain. Describ. 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 lans, Wharfs, &c. Also the Rates of Hackney Coachmen, Chairmen, and Watermen. 8vo. is. Lowndes. 1779.
We have observed no defect in this Directory, except that the Compiler has overlooked the stage from Grub-ftreet to Turnbam-green. In other respeEts, the lifts here given are even more generally useful than those contained in the Directory to the dwellings of the merchants and principal traders.-Both the lifts bound together make a decent half-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 Cafe and Memoirs of Miss Martha Reay. To
which are added Remarks, by way of Refutacion, on the Case and Memoirs of the Rev. Mr. Hackman. Svo. Is. Foling by.
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 Cale-writer appears to be angry with his brother pamphleteer, for having laboured to eliablith the reputation of Mr Hackman on the ruin of Miss Reay's ; and he endeavours, accordiogly, to vindicate the honour of the lady, from the charge of unfaiihfulness to her right honourable friend. ---A print of Miss Reay is prefixed. Art. 30. An Appendix to the Treatise on Agiftment Tithe. Containing Copies at Large of the Bill, Answers, and Decree in the Court of Exchequer, Ealler Term, 1774, in the Cause of Bateman againit Aistrup, and others, for the Tithe of the Agilinen of Sheep, and of Barren and Unprofitable Carile. 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. With Explanatory Notes and Observations on the Whole. By Thomas Bateman, A. M. Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of Gordon, Vicar of Whaplode, Lincoln thire, &c. 8vo. 35. Richardson and Urquhart. 1779.
To those who have had occafion to consult the Treatise itself, we would recommend the perusal of the Appendix. Its contents are Sufficiently expressed in the title-page. The notes are full and satisfactory. Art. 31. The Works of the Auzhor of the Night Thoughts. Vol.VI.
12mo, 2 s. 6 d. fewed. 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 patare, or of inferior merit, were omitted. After his death, a fifth volume was published, with the design of completing his works. But, REY. July, 1779.
after all, several pieces, and some of them of considerable length, were omitted. These are collected and published in the present vofume ; concerning which it is unnecessary to say any thing farther, than that its contents are the genuine productions of a writer whose reputation is universally known. Tne articles here collected areEpiflle 10 Lord lansdowne - Imperium Pelagi, a naval Lyric-The Mer. chant, an Ode-The foreign Address - Rif. Elions on the public Situation of the Kingdom in 1-45- On Michael ringelo's Piece of the Crucifixiex
To Mr. Aldison on his Cato-On Mr. Addison's Death- Epitaph on Lord Beauclerk-On Janes Barker-Oratio de Bibliotheca Codringteniana-On Lyric Poetry – Sermon on the Diarb of Cbrift-Several De. dications. Art. 32. The Complete Pigeon-Fancier, cr, a New Treatise on
Domeftic 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 Dove. Cote. 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 Abstract 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 just 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, Dragcons, Croppers, Powring Horsemen, Uploperi, Fantails, Chinese Pigeon, Lace ditto, Tumblers, Runes, Spots, Laughers, Trumpeters, Jacobines, Capuchins, Nups, Shakers, Helmets, Ruffs, Finnikins, Turners, Barbs, Mahomeis, Turbies, Owls, Smiters, &c. 6. Rules necessary to be ob'erved in dillinguishing the Sexes, particularly of young Pigeons. 7. Ureful Particulars relative to coupling or matching or Pigeons. 8. A copious Account of the most eligible Me hods of erecting, and furnishing a Loft for Pigeons. 9. Remarks and Observa:ions on the Diet proper for Pigeons. 10. The Diseases Pigeons are liable to, with the belt Remedies for each Diltemper, 25 p:actifed by the most experienced Fanciers. 11. General Remarks on the Distinction between Pigeon-Fanciers and Pigeon Keepers ; concluding with some Advice worthy the Attention of both. 12. Instructive and useful Intelligence respect. ing the Generation and Incubation of Pigeons. Being an useful, initructive, and fure Guide to Fanciers in every Sphere of Life, comprehending all that is necesary to be known in the whole Fancy of Pigeons. By Daniel Girton, of the County of Bucks. Embeilished with a Set of Engravings elegantly executed from Drawings accurately taken from the Life. 12 mo. I s. 6 d. sewed. Hozg. 19.
This book is really, what its ample title imports it to be, a judicious compilation of every thing that has been, or indeed can be said on the subject of the valuable domestic bird of which it treats. Our
country country Readers, who make the produce of the pigeon-hone a branch of rural economics, will meet with information in this little svork which will repay them fcribe purchase of it. As to that part of it which is more immediately addressed to the Gerilemen of ibe Fancy, as Mr. Girton expresies himself, we must acknowledge that it contains mysteries which the uninitiated will not underland. Art. 33. Dialogues of Lacian. 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. :ion, see Mcnihly Review for Scptember 1973. The volume before us is every way worthy the ingenious Translator of the first.
POLITICA L. Art. 34. Two Letters from Agricola to Sir William Howe; to which are annexed, by ine lame Author, Political Observations, 8vo. Is. d. Millidge. 1779.
The two letters to Sir William Hiwe are reprinted from the Publit Advertiser, in which they originally appeared in the months of May and June lait: the Objervations we do not remember to have seen before. The Author is very levere 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 pro. tracting, 10 the uter distress and ignominy of his country, while por. fessed of every fuperiority and advantage for purting a speedy and gloa rious end to che contelt. General Burgoyne comes in en pajan, for a fhare of the condemnation here passed on the late Commanders of the two British armies in America. Colonel Barré, likewise, and other leaders of opposition, are involved in the dream of censure so liberally poured, through this channel, on all those who appear 10 the Author to have conducted themselves as unprofitable, or worse than un profiiable, fervants of the British commonwealth, with respect to the American revolt, and its consequences, so far as they are alseady manifefted. The Author wrices with spirit, and his views are not superficial; but with respect to information, he is not, perhaps, equally qualifed to support that tone of decision which he assames. Art. 35. A Sketch of a Farce that may be acted during the
Receis cf Parliament, by his Majesty's Servants. 8vo. 1S. Al: mon.
Mr. Tickel, with his Anticipations, and Caffette Vertes, has re. peatedly entertained the Public, at the expenie oi che political Minority; but here comes a brother wag who ftands forth on the other side of the question, and Tickles of the Lords and Gentlemen of the Majority. In the first act of this Farce, he has happily caught the convivial hilarity of Mr. Rigby; but in the licend, where his purpose is to ridicule che politics of administration, particularly with respect to our late negociation with Spain, his spirit flags, and we cry out, with John Moody in the play *, Ha conna haud it, Mea ter Monly, ba conna haad it!
* As we have not the Journey to London at hand, we ate nor sure that we have exaaily copied the words of honeit Mcody; but we give them, as Parlon Blunderbluss quoted his text;-as 'thers, of tbereabout.'