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for England in the identical galliot which found in the Jesuits' College at Quebec, had carried him to the Maes.

and to Memoirs, Travels, and other Till the interdict which prevents our works of credit, which have been pubcountrymen from visiting Holland and its lished at different periods, as well in the neighbourhood, shall be taken off, we English as in other languages. Where must probably content ourselves with the the subjects are so numerous and inview of its existing circumstances as they volved, a particular analysis of twenty arc here drawn. Sir John Carr's tour chapters cannot be expected. It may be was certainly rapiil, and made under suthicient perhaps to point out a few of many disadvantages; but we are contident the more striking parts. The account of to say that in anecdote, and the correct the domiciliated Indians of Jeune Loness of its pictures, it will not very soon rette is at once pleasing and animated : be superseded. The Views which il- nor will the philosopher be less pleased lustrate it, engraved by Mr. Daniel, are than the pohitician, with the intorination extremely elegant. They are of the Mr. Heriot has collected from various Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Scheveling, sources relating to the American AboriLeyden, Haarlem; the Stadt-house, Am- gines. Their domestic customs, supersterdam; the Pyramid at Zeyst, Utrecht, stitions, warfare, sports, and diseases, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Andernach, are all enlarged upon; and at the close Coblentz, and Ehrenbreitstein, Boppart, we have some valuable information on Bibbericli, Mayence, Frankfort, and the Indian languages. The plates which Darmstadt. Pretised, is a Map of the accompany the work, are numerous; Rhine, from Dusseldorf to Mayence. fron drawings by Mr. Heriut himself.

Another work of merit will be found They atford views of scenery, with which in Mr. llerior's “ Travels through the none but those who had visited the CaCanudas," a residence in which, for a nadas were before acquainted. Altoseries of years, atforded the author op- gether we deem it one of the most portunities not only of entering minutely curious publications that have of late into the civil and domestic history of the appeared. provinces, but of viewing nature in her

MEDICINE. wildest forms, and of witnessing the The productions of the medical promodes of lite pursued by many of the fession, furnished by the last half-year, tribes which are so numerously scattered have been still fewer than ever. through the extensive regions of America. One of the most important in the list llaving opened his Travels with an ac will probably be found in The Sketch coust of the Azores, Mr. Bleriot proceeds of the Revolutions of Medicul Science, in the second chapter to Newfoundland, und Views to its Reform," by P. J. G. where the manners of the Eskimaux CABANIS, translated from the French by Indians form a short but curious digres- Dr. IIENDERSON. The second chapter sion. In the third chapter he enters the comprises in itself an extensive Survey St. Lawrence, taking a rapid view of the of the History of Medicine; beginning obiects and scenes up the course of the with the early cultivation of it by the river to Quebec. The talls of Niagara, chiefs of savage tribes, by the poets, which follow the description of the come priests, and first philosophers, and by try to the Westward of Quebec, afford the schools or Greece, especially that of one of the most striking relations in the Hippocrates. M. Cabanis next gives an volume. They appear to surpass in sub- account of the state of the science among limity every description wilich the the Romans, continuing it to the time of powers of languaxe can supply, and form the establishment of the Arabian schools, the most wonderful and awful scene and thence to its introduction into which the habitable world presents. Europe. After noticing the Jewish phy, The ninth and tenth chapters are entirely sicians, and the first sect of chemical devoted to the Canadas. As far as they physicians, he speaks of the revival of themselves are concerned, their com- Learning, and the Hippocratic systein merce and administration, Mr. Heriot of Stahl and Van Helmont, of Sydenspeaks entirely from his own knowledge. ham, Harvey, Boerhaave, Hotfinann, and But in the second portion of the volume, Baglivi; concluding with an account of where he enters into a comparative view the new Schools of Medicine at Edina of the manners and customs of the In- burgh and Montpellier. On the subdian nations, he has had recourse to ject of medical reform, it is impossible various authorities; to the documents we should bere give an analysis of the

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author's observations. It

It may perlaps be enough to say they are in general Specimens of the later English Poets, judicious.

with preliminary Notices," by ROBERT A work, not only much extended, but Southey. materially improved also, occurs in the As a Sequel to Mr. Ellis's Specimetis new edition of the “ London Medical of the eurly English Poets,' we cannot Dictionary," originally compiled by Doc- give the three voluines here noticed, the tors MOTHERBY and Wallis. Though commendation we could wish. Ms. broken into articles, the different sub- Ellis's Specimens were chosen with the jects are properly connected; a syste- most exquisite taste, and criticized with matic arrangement of each having been a truth, a delicacy, and a neatness of first formed on given principles. The expression, which have not frequently references attached to each article point been equalled: while the materials of out the original writers on the different Mr. Southey's work seen to bave been subjects.

brought together in a more burried aan Another work, of which the title only ner, and the Poets of a later day criti was mentioned in our last, is Mr. JOIN- cized with more harshness than might stor's Pructical Observations on Uri- reasonably have been expected from a nary Gravel and Stone; on Diseases of brother bard. In the Preface, Mr. the Bladder and Prostate Gland ; and Southey tells us, that many worthless on Strictures of the Urethra.” The dif- versifyers are admitted among the Edferent combinations under which these glish Poets by the courtesy of criticisni, diseases appear, tend very much to per- which seems to conceive that charity tue plex and embarrass the medical practi- wards the dead may cover the multitude tioner, Mr. Johnston, however, has of its offences against the living. But endeavoured to point out distinctly the that there were other reasons for inclucircumstances attending each modifica- ding in this work the reprobate, as well tion, and to explain the practice which as the elect. His business was to coilect has been found, or may be considered specimens as for a Hortus Siccus, not to most likely, to remove or alleviate com- cull Bowers as for an Anthology. Aller plaints so formidable and distressing. a rapid sketch of the progress, or rather In the treatinent of gravel and stone, the changes of our Poetry from Chaucer alkalies appear to be the chief remedies to Akenside, the Specimens commence; recommended. In respect to the prin- consisting of samples from the works of cipal diseases of the urinary organs, Mr. every writer whose verses appear in a Johnston has accurately detailed both substantive form, and find their place the theory and practice of several men upon the shelves of the collector. The of eminence.

preliminary notices prefixed to each, Scarpa's “ Practical Observations on however, afford in some instances only a the principal Diseases of the Eye,trans criticism or a censure. Indeed, Mr. lated by Mr. Briggs, will be found a Southey says in his Preface, that of a work of considerable merit. The sub- few great writers it was unnecessary to ject of Cacaract forms the most inter- say any thing, of some ignoble ones esting chapter in the volume.

sufficient to say what they had written. Mr. CARMICHAEL'S “ Essay on the Although of a few lives more ample Effect of Carbonate of Iron upon Cancer; sketches are afforded: those of Otwas, with an Inquiry into the Nature of that Mrs. Manly, Budgell, Relph, and Carey, Disease;" seems to have been hardly in the first volume; Miller and Jones, formed upon sufficient data. He con- in the second; and Wilkie, in the third siders Cancer as an animal.

volume; are perhaps among the best. In There are a few detached observations regard to the Specimens themselves, te in Dr. Cuming's “ Naval, Military, and may observe, that, though mequal in Private Practitioner's Amanuensis' Me merit, they certainly afford an opportadicus et Chirurgicus,” which probably nity of giving a few extracts superior ta may prove instructive; but we cannot any we can select from the prdactions give a general commendation of the of the day. The following is entitled, work. Some of the most important dis- The Wish," from the Poetry of Jazz eases, both in medicine and surgery, are HUGHES. wholly overlooked by the author; while Ye pow'rs who sway the skies above, others are but very superficially exa- The load of mortal life remove: inined.

I cannot, lab'ring thus, sustain
Th' excessive burthen of my pain!


A dance of pleasures, hurrying by,

But bramble, in its humbler station, Enduring griefs, a glimpse of joy,

Nor weather heeds, nor situation ; With blessings of a briule kind,

No season is too wet, or dry for't, Inconstant, shifting as the wind,

No ditch too low, no hedge too high for’t. Are all your suppliant has known,

Some praise, and that with reason too, Since first his lingering race begun.

The honey-suckle's scent and hue ; In pity, then, pronounce my fate,

But sudden storms, or sure decay, And here conclude my shorten'd date ; Sweep, with its bloom, its charms away; 'Tis all I ask you, to bestow

The sturdy bramble's coarser flow's A safe retreat from future woe!

Maintains it's post, come blast, come show's; From the second volume of these No chirms;-for it has none to lose.

And when time crops it, time subdues
Specimens we quote the “ Life of a Fool," Spite of your skill, and care and cost,
by Mr. James Millar, who died in 1744. Your nobler shrubs are often lost;
A fool enjoys the sweets of life,

But brambles, where they once get foo:ing,
Unwounded by its cares;

From age to age continue shooting; His passions never are at strife ;

Ask no attention, nor forecasting; He hopes not, he, nor fears.

Not ever-green; but everlasting. If Fortune smile, as smile she will,

Some shrubs intestine hatred cherish, Upon her booby brood,

And plac'd too near each other, perish; The fool anticipates no ill,

Bramble indulges no such whim, But reaps the present good.

All neighbours are alike to him;

No stump so scrubby, but he'll grace it, Or should, thro' love of change, her wheels No crab so sour but he'll embrace it. Her favourite bantling cross,

Such, and so various negative merits, The happy fool Ro anguish feels,

The bramble from it's birth inherits ; He weighs nor gains nor loss.

Take we its positive virtues next! When knaves o'er-seach, and friends betray, For so at first we split our text. Whilst men of sense ruu mad,

The more Resentment tugs and kicks, Fools, careless, whistle on, and say,

The closer still che bramble sticks ; 'Tis silly to be mad.

Yet gently handled, quits its hold, Since free from sorrow, fear, and shame,

Like lieroes of true British mould; A fool thus fate defies,

Nothing so touchy, when they're teazed,

No touchiness so soon appeased.
The greatest folly I can name,
Is to be over-wise.

Full in your view, and next your hand,

The bramble's houdely berries stard: And from the third volume we select Eat as you list, none calls you glutton ; a longer Specimen in “ The Bramble," Forbear, it matters not a button. from the Poetry of the Rev. Samuel Bishop. And is not, pray, this very quality While wits thro' fiction's regions ramble,

The essence of true hospitality? While bards for fame or profit scramble:

When frank simplicit v and sense While Pegasus can trot, or amble ;

Make no parade, take / 10 offence ; Come,what may come, I'll sing the Bramble: Such as it is, set forth their best, • How now! methinks I hear you say,

And let the welcome-add the rest. Why? what is rhyme run maj to-day?"

The branıbles shoot, though fortune lay No, Sirs, mine's but a sudden gambol ;

Point-blaok obstructions in its way My muse hung hamper'd in a bramble.

For no obstructions will give out, But soft! no more of this wild stuff!

Climbs up, creeps under, winds about; Once for a frolicķ is enough ;

Like valour, that can sufrir, die, So help us rhyme, at future need,

Do any thing, but yield or fly.

While brambles hints like these can start,
As we in soberer style proceed.
All subjects of nice disquisition

Am I to blame to take their part?
Admit two modes of definition;

No, let who will affect to sc orn 'em, For every thing cwo sides has got,

My Muse shall glory to ado 'n 'em ; What is it? and what is it not ?

For as Rhyme did in my prea mble, Both methods, for exactness sake,

So Reason now cries, Bravo ! bramble !" We with our bramble mean to take;

Another, though a less varied collecAnd by your leave, will first discuss,

tion of compositions will b: found in the Its negative good parts,-as chus.

Oxford Prize Poems :" a : mall volume, A bramble will not, like a rose,

the contents of which app ear to have To prick your fingers, tempt your nose,

merit proportionate to the degrees of When'er it wounds, the fault's your own, Let that, and that let's you, alone.

competition excited by the subjects of You shut your myrtles for a time up,

the different prizes. The Poems are on Your jasmine wants a wall to climb up;

the following subjects: The Conquest of


Quebec, by Mr. Howard of Wadham while there are hearts susceptible of enCollege, which obtained the Prize in joying the best and purest pleasures of 1768; The Love of our Country, hy Mr. human nature. If there be any one subButson of New College, 1771; The be- ject better adapted than another to the neficial Effects of Inoculation, hy Mr. Muse of Mr. Pratt, it is unquestionally Lipscombe, of Corpus Christi College, that of Sympathy." Cottage Picture" 1772; The Aboriginal Britons, by Nr. written during a year of alarming scuro Richards, of Oriel College, 1791; Pales- city, contain much useful information tine,by Mr.Heber of Brasen-nose College and admonition, as well as much eligi:(1803, and a Recoinmendation of the ful poatry. Besides Tears of Geujus, Study of the Remains of ancient Grecian and Landscapes in Verse, there are in and Roman Architecture, Sculpture, and this collection several occasional Pormes, Painting, by Mr. Wilson, of Magdalen' of recent dates, which are pleasing prots College, 1806; of these, the Love of our that thie fire of imagination sul keeps Country, the Aboriginal Britons, and pace with the benevolent warmth of the Palestine, are probably the best : al. Poet's heart. In short, we thank Mr. though the beneficial effects of Inocu- Pratt for this volume, wbich by its fait lation, unpoetical as the subject may at ner and matter is so well adapted to su147first sight seem, are treated with no or sede the political squibs in verse, and the dinary degree of embellishment. The licentious ballads, that have too long following lines may serve as a fair speci- been the nuisance of the toilette, the inen of “Palestine.”

drawing-room, and the alcove. When coward Asia shook in trembling woe,

The circumstances under which Nr. And bent appallid before the Bactrian bow;

Fyrr's “ Poems and Criticisins" anpest, From the moist regions of the western star,

demand peculiar indulgence. He did The wandering hermit wak'd the storm of war. not live to publish them himself; and boy Their limbs all iron, and their souls all flame, their success the cause of the belpless is A countless host, the red-cross warriors came: to be supported. Among the Poeps on E'en hoary priests the sacred combat wage, the different months we are told, " FebroAnd clotbe in steel the palsied arm of age; ary," was in such an imperfect state that While beardless youths, and tender maids it could not be inserted, and the montlis

“ October” and “ November," were mit The weighty morion and the glancing plume.

to be found. These are clear indicaIn bashful pride the warrior virgins wield The ponderous falchion, and the sun-like tions, that if the different specimens tart shield;

received the author's last correu tion, they And start to see their armour's iron gleam

would have appeared to greater

advarDance with blue lustre in Tabaria's stream. tage ihan at present. "Jangary," is one The blood-red banner floating o'er their van,

of the best. The criticisms are more All madly blithe the mingled myriads ran: neatly written than the Poetry: though Impatient Death beheld his destin'd food, we think we have read the substance of And hovering vultures snuff'd the scent of several before. That which relates to a blood.

passage borrowed from Dryden, by GollSympathy, Landscapes in Verse, Tears smith, we think is bardly made out. F of Genius, Cottage Pictures

, and other it is, Goldsmith improved wonderfully Poems, revised, corrected, and en upon the lines he stole. larged, by Mr. Pratt; with engravings

The Poem, hokerer, which seems to by Cardon, after Drawings by Louther- demand the greatest attention in 651 bourg and Barker.” This elegant voluine present Retrospect, is Mr. SOTHEBY'S will be welcomed no less by the admirers

Saul:" in blank verse. It has less of beautiful typography, and masteriy freedom perhaps than alnıost my of his engravings, than by the lovers of Poetry. former productions, and is in many inThe designs of Loutherbourg are very stances abrupt, But there is a stram of finely conceived, and spiritedly executed. piety in it, and an occasional benuts of The “ Social Savage," and "The lernit," language which deserve our warmest from the Poem of “Sympathy," are

commendation. It consists of two parts, chef d'autres in their way; both from in four books each. The first book the hands of Barker,

the painter of the opens with the symptoms of Saul's pros “ Woodman," &c. Of the contents of session with the evil spirit. Mr. Sotheby this volume we cannot speak too highly supposes the unhappy king to be laute Sympathy,"

;" has long since taken its by a spectre which successively assume rank among the very best Poems of the his own form and character in the dagen age; and will never be out of fashion of shepherd inuocence: from time to






tiine addressing him. In the second Poetry; and has both great merits and book, the king's despondence is sup- detects.

Mr. Landor's faults appear posed to be relieved in some degree by principally to have arisen from his neglithe tumult of a proposed campaign gence. His Latiu poetry, which is in against the Philistines: and in this part sowe respects better than his English, of the Poeir Samuel is introduced. likewise shows marks of rapidity. Tben we have Goliab, whose panoply is “ St. Stephen's Chupel,satirical described as near as possible from Scrip- poem, by HORATIUS, is but an epheme

The song of the Virgins in the ral production, which bas evidently been fourth book, celebrating David's victory, hurried to the press to catch the moment, has perhaps as much spirit as any passare The author's poetry appears to most adin the Poem. In the second part, we vantage to his culoyies: but we cannot cannot but complain of the great licence approve the many specimens of domestic Mr. Sotheby has used, in not merely de rancour which have appeared, not only parting from the letter of Sacred History, in this, but in other painphlets which we but in the interpulation of his narrative. shall forbear to notice.. David retreating into the wilderness is anointed king by Samuel, and sees the line of his descendants in a vision, ending class are neither many nor important.

The works which have appeared in this with a prophetic hymn which celebrates

Dr. Cowan's “ Anthropoideia,certhe advent of our Saviour. David's al- tainly possesses vigour of thought and liance with Achish, however, forins no part of the poem. At its close we have of the faculties and qualities of the human

originality of sentiment. lle firsts treats this moral:

mind; and afterwards considers it as afThus the Lord

fected by external objects, natural and From Land to Land, throughout the regions,

artificial. There are some parts of luis spread

work, however, on which we cannot beThe fame of his Anointed :-and his fear

stow our commendation. Several writers Fell on all nations. Man! obey thy God !"

of acknowledged merit, whose labours

might hare been useful to Dr. Cowan, Mr. Sotheby has been long known as a: Poet, and though in the present in- work of Professor Dugald Stewart is treat

are rejected or totally passed by; and the stance he is not to be compared with ed in a nanner highly reprehensible. Milton, we do not hesitate to assert, that

Here, also, in preference to any other the Poem of Saul has merit of no ordi- class, we place Mr. Goldsauto's GeoMere also it is proper we should men- of outlines or Countries, and a set of si

graphical Copy-Booli," consisting of a Set tion Mr. Rannie's Poems: leaving it to milar Projections of Lines of Latitude and the reader to determine in which line of Longitude, for the purpose of being filled composition he has succeeded best, whether in his Musical Dramas, his Select These skeletons correspond in size with

up from any existing maps by the pupil. Poens, or his Ballads.

the sinall atlasses, best known in schools, In the advertisement prefixed to Mr. such as Guthrie's, Walker's and Ostell's, Gordon's “ Poems,” we are told that and also with most of ihe Maps contained « out of respect to the public, as much in Mr. Goldsmith's own Grammar and attention bas been given to them as the


Gegrupliv author's situation could adinit." We

Another boss which deserves our comwish after such a declaration we could

mendation, is, The Art of Rhetoric praise them. But we really cannot.

made easy; or the Elements of Oratory," " Simonideu," we confess, was a title which at first we did not understand; but by John Howares. It is an improved edi

tion of a work which has now become Mr. LANDoR inforins us in his preface, that he gave it to his Poems, because very scarce; and contains the rules and

figures vt the science of which it treats, the first of them commemorates the drawn up and explained with perspicuity dead-a species of composition in which and conciseness; and illustrated with Simonides excelled." Among the pro

taste and judgment. The editor of this ductions here presented to the reader, cdition is Di. MirOR. there are several in Latin, though the larger portion are in English. Of these, the longest, entitled * Gunlaug and First, in the Dramatic class, from its Helga," is taken from a story in Mr. merit, we place “ The Curfew," by Mr. Herbert's Translations from Icelandic TOBIN: the story of which is founded in


nary kind,


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