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Krows for the public safety, feats of arms;
Next of bis country ; laft of all, his own *.
If such be liis, create so many foes?
Than eminence of vice. Virtue is oft
And end in excellence disgrac'd or murder'd. . We do not pretend that Savage's original play can boaft great excellence; if it could, it were here most inhumanly disgraced and murdered indeed! We, therefore, think it but justice to his memory, that the present Editor and his literary friends should publitli not only their own names, but the play of Savage, as it came into their hands. Not but that this may be imperfect enough. It is well known, that, towards ihe close of his life, the Poet's judgement, as well as genius, was considerably impaired. Granting, therefore, that he did leave a re-written copy of this play, this revival of it argues very little judgement or genius in those who have taken the trouble to dig it out of its merited obscurity. . . W.
A fort account of the present Epidemic Cough and Fever. In
a Letter to Dr. De la Cour. at Bath. By William Grant, M. D. 8vo. 6d. Cadell. Dr. Grant conceives the cough and fever, here treated of, to have been so completely discussed by Sydenham, that he does little inore than repeat that physician's description and mode of treatment,
* A kind of retrograde order, if, as the Poet says, felf-love and social be the lame; the greatelt cosmopolite being the first and best friend to himself.
Friend, parent, neighbour, first he will cm.brace
An Esay on the Pestilential Fever of Sydenham, commonly called
the Gaol, Hospital, Ship, and Camp Fever. By William Grant, M. D. Author of the Obfervations on Fevers. 8vo. 35. sewed. Cadeil.
Dr. Grant describes this fever much in the same manner as Huxham does the putrid and malignant fever ; considering it first as simple, and afterwards as it is complicated with inflammation, putridly, &c. He distinguishes, hower, the putrid from the gaol fever ; which some writers will have to bę one and the same.
ace, the author cine after his also though, freed.
De Arthritide Primigenia & Regulari, Gulielmi Musgrave,
M. D. apud Exonienfes olim Practici, Opus Posthumum, quod
Dr. Musgrave, the author of this treatise, has been dead upwards of fifty years. Some time after his decease, we learn, this tract was printed at the Clarendon press: though, from various accidents, its earlier publication has been prevented. The author hath treated his subject in a manner, by no means derogatory to his reputation in the medical world; although we conceive that inany of his brethren of the faculty will not readily give into his affertion, that the Gout is frequently cominunicated by coition.
The Genius of Britain, to General Howe, the night before the
Battle at Long Island. An Ode. '400. 6d. Sewell.
This ode represents the Genius of Britain repairing to General Howe's tent
“ With eyes that wept, and cheek of clay."
os Once a Silal, now scarce a Star,
" Roars the brażen throat of War." May the brazen throat of war feed on such flender diet till it be starved, say the Reviewers : not that they very cicarly con. ceive what kind of provender the mean ainbition of a star is.; unless indeed the poet means one of those failing liars, which are mere vapours not a whit better than a dith of blanç-mange, or Mrs. Glais': mqonshine,
An Hi/lorical and Classical Dictionary: containing the Lives and . Charaéters of the most eminent and learned Persons, in every Age
and Nation, from the earliest Period to the present Time. By John Noorthouck. 2 vols. 8vo. 125. Cadell.
Mr. John Noorthouck appears not to be the worst book-maker of the times : from a number of errors, however, which he has fallen into, and mistakes which he seems to be unqualified for correcting, we cannot recommend his performance to such students as would wish to acquire an accurate knowledge of the lives and characters of eminent or learned persons. In some particulars, we must add, Mr. Noorthouck is the less excusable, since many recent publications and indeed almost all the periodical painphlets abound in ufeful hints for such a di&tionary. As it inight appear partial or invidious to enter into particulars, we shall only obierve, that the very publication which Mr. Noorthouck obliquely reprobates, in the conclusion of his account of the great Dean of St. Patrick's, would have afforded him, if lie had deigned only to consult the index of it, abundant materials for supplying the deficiencies of his own book.
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the per lince um we murs of enquire and his
An Esay on the Nature and Cause of the. (so called) Worm-Fever.'
By Samuel Musgrave, M. D. F. R. $. & c. 8vo. 6d. Payne..
A judicious practical Essay on a disorder that is frequently impoted to worins, when it proceeds from other causes ; particularly from a morbid affection of the bowels, proceeding from improper food, such as green fruit, &c.
Medical Observations and Inquiries. By a Society of Physicians
in London. Vol. v. 8vo. 6s. boards. Cadell.
This volume contains near forty articles, many of them refpecting singular and important cases in physic and surgery, that have come lately under the cognizance of the first practitioners in London.
A Collection of Plans of the Antiquities of England and Wales.
By Francis Groje, Ésa. 410. 1os. 6d. boards, Hooper
A supp!emental volume to Mr. Grose’s antiquities; the more neceflary to persons pofTessed of that elaborate and elegant work, as perspective views of building convey to few an ade quate idea of its parts and proportions.
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The Diabo-Lady: or a Match in Hell. A Poem. Dedicated
to the worf Woman in her Majesty's Dominions. 4to. Is. 6d. Fielding and Walker.
An additional instance, to the many, which have lately of fered, of that licentious abuse of the press; which makes the truest friends to its liberty justly apprehensive that, sooner or later, some arbitrary ministry will argue, from such abuse, against the use of it, and lay it under a despotic restraint. .
The Diabo-Lady is a counterpart to the Diaboliad; of which we gave some account in our last Review. Certain it is that the vices of the present age are flagitious enough to afford a plea for the severest satire, if such vices were not too flagitious to be the proper object of it. The views of the satirift thould be amendment, not punishment; now there is little reason to fuppose persons so wicked as to be distinguished by an exaltation to the first rank in Hell, within the reach of reformation. Again, if the satirist even means caftigation, and to damn the criminal to fume; he ought to consider whether it be ftri&ly poetical justice to damn even the worst man or woman in his majesty's dominions, in this world and the next too, A true satirist will give the Devil himself no more than his due.
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Mild Punishment found Policy, or Observations nx the Laws rela
tive to Debtors and Felons, &c. By William Smith, M. D; 8vo. Is. 6d. Bew. ...me
Dr. William Sirith here points a number of defects in our laws relative to debtors and felons; to few of which, however, much man, who knows any thing of the matter, and hath paid any attention to the subject, can be a stranger. We are sorry, potwithstanding, to say, that we think most of his remedies inadequate and his expedients futile; particnlarly thote respecting the regulation of public prostitutes : in which there is a degree of severity very inconsistent with the spirit of philanthropy generally pretended to by this writer. i ***
The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Alam, Esquires,
No. 4. Containing Designs of some public Buildings. Folio,
imperial paper.' Il. is. Becket. : A magnificent work, published in numbers, that does no
Jess honour to the taste of the encouragers of so capital a puba lication, than it does to the masterly architects, who are the authors of it.
Selecta Poemata Anglorum Latina, feu fparfim edita, feu hactenus
inedita. Accurante Edvardo Popham, Coll. Oriel, Oxon. nuper Soc. Vol. III. t2mo. 35, Tewed. Dodfley.
This third is, we understand, the last volume, which the ingenious editor intends to publish, of this collection. We are, by no means fond of modern Latin poetry; there are, nevertheless, some excellent translations, froin our English poets, contained in this miscellany; which have given us great pleasure in the perusal.
Sermons preached at Lincoln's-Inn, between the Tears 1765 and
1776: with a larger Difiourse, on Christ's driving the Mere chants out of the Temple; in which the Nature and End of that famous Transaction is explained. By Richard Hurd, D.D. Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. 8vo. 55. in boards. Cadell.
Thefe discourses are extremely various ; some of them rising into the perplexities of scholastic divinity, and others sinking down to the petites morales of the bon ton. In both cases, however, the stile and manner of creating them are such as might well be expe&ted from the “ polished HURD."
tia divinity. In both cases mighs
Sermons on the following Subjects; viz. The Divine Omnipre
fence; The Ascension of Chrift; The Obligation to search the Scriptures; The Blessedness of those to whom to live in Chrif, and to die, is Gain; Our Time's in the Hand of God; the Shortnefs and Frailty of Human Life; the Character of the habitually Religious, God's crowning the Year with his Goodness. By Thomas Amory, D.D. 8vo. ss. boards. Buckland."
The sermons, here published, are, in number, twenty; thirteen of which were transcrited for the press, by the author; the other seven being such as had been separately printed many years ago. They relate to the most important points of speculative and practical religion; without entering into difficult and perplexing passages ; about which Christians of different denominations so violently disagree.
The whole Works of Flavius Josephus. Containing, 1. The Life
of Julephus, as written by himself. 2. The Antiquities of the Fcwish People; with a Defence of those Antiquities, in answer to Apion. 3. The History of the Martyrdom of the Maccabees ; and the Wurs of the Jews, with the neighbouring Nations, till the final Deftrúltion of Jerusalem by the Roman Power. 4. hccount of Philo's Ambally from the Jews of Alexandria to the Vol. V.