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of whose heads, according to Ifaac Tzetzes, resembled a man's) was nevertheless so frightful, that Homer in his Odyssey says, a god would not preserve his fang froid, on meeting it,

- di-ris pon [Extrany) Γηθήσειεν έδων, όθ' ει θεός αλιάσειεν) how excusable is it in a poor Homuncia like me, to be alarmed at the above-English pope, which bears in none of its members the most distant resemblance, to any thing civilized or human ?

“ Indeed, as I often of late protetted, if this be the vicar of Christ's real form, and if there actually exists in Rome a beast three times more snappijh, more dangerous, more gluttonous, more growling, more ready to bark at, and bite every body than an Engo lish one-headed dog, which hitherto I thought utterly impoffible to be mer with there, or any where else,-even the present year's grand jubilee will not induce me, to visit that city."

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A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying-in Wemer,

and the Means of curing, but more especially of preventing, the principal Disorders to which they are liable. Together with some ! new Directions concerning the Delivery of the Child and Pla. centa in natural Births. Illustrated with Cases. The Second Edition, revised and enlarged; to which is added, an Appendix. By Charles White, F.R.S. Member of the Corporation of Surgeons in London, Surgeon to the Infirmary, and to the Lunatic and Lock Hospitals in Manchesler.' 8vo. 6s. Dilly.

The reception which the first edition of this valuable treatise has inet with among practitioners, who are the best judges of its merit, fuperfedes every thing we might otherwise have to say in its favour. The appendix, added to the present edi. tion, contains farther observations, which an additional expe rience of four years has enabled the author to make, on the most material improvements, in the management of pregnant and lying in women, which the work itself was originally de. signed to introduce; particularly,

" ist. The use of a cold or ternperate bath during the state of prego nancy, and that of giving fuck. 2dly. Permitting the shoulders of the child to be expelled by the labour-pains only, instead of hurrying them away forcibly in one direction without suffering them to accommodate themselves to the dimenfions of the pelvis by making their proper turns. 3dly. Allowing the circulation betwixt the child and placenta to ccale spontaneously, instead of immediately intercepting it, as soon as the child is delivered, by tying the navel-itring. 4thly. Placing the wo. man in an upright position as early after delivery, and as trequently, as poflible,"


Practical Observations on the Cure of Hectic and Slow Fevers, and

the Pulmonary Consumption: To which is added, A Method of treating several Kinds of Internal Hemorrhages. By Moles Griffith, M. D. 'of the Royal College of Physicians, London. Tingvo. is. 6d. White. . .

On the subject of this pamphlet we have received the following letter from a physician of eminence; whose opinion being founded on practice, the reader will probably prefer it to any we could form from a mere perusal. “ To the Author of the Medical Part of the LONDON Review.

"SIR, " SINCE the publication of the incloftd Pamphler, I have made trial of the method here laid down, in the cases of several hectic patients, and have found it a very efficacious and speedy method of cure. On talking with some of my acquaintance in the profellion, I learnt that it had also proved equally beneficial in the trials they had made of it. I was therefore sorry to observe, that by some accident or other this publication had escaped your notice; and I thought it incumbent on me, in point of humanity, to send you the inclosed copy, in order that, through the channel of your Literary Intelligencer, practitioners in the several parts of the kingdom might be put upon making trial of a

medicine, which I have repeatedly found to answer the representations All of the author.

“ For my own part, I am never averse to try whatever comes well atteited as a safe and effe&tual remedy, although it may in some respects be contrary to the prevailing system and theory. And I was the more ready to do fo in the present instance, as the pamphlet appeared to me to be written with great openness and candour, and to convey, in a plain unaffected manner, the result of much experience, from a sincere desire of doing good. But of that and other particulars, I leave you to judge for yourself; for I only meant to acquaint you with the fuccess I had met with in pursuing this method of cure, as a motive for your encouraging others to make trial of it. I ain, Sir, Your constant reader, &c.

Meds. Londin. P.S. I have hitherto had only one occasion of trying the author's remedy for internal heinorrhages; but in that it succeeded to the utmoit of my wishes."

Ad C. W. Bampfylde, Arm. Epiftola poetica familiaris, in qua

continer.tur tabulæ quinque ab eo excogitatæ, quæ perfonas representant, poematis cujusdam Anglicani, cui titulus An Electionball- Auctore C. Ansley Arm. 4to. 55. Dodsley.'

A humorous and well-written epiftle; of which the following article is a professed translation, Hh 2


A Familiar Epislle from C. Anstey, Elg; to C. W. Bampfylde,

Esq; Transated and addressed to the Ladies. 4to. Is. Almon.

A translation worthy of its original, and probably by the faine author, as the reader may conceive froin the following specimen; descriptive of characters at Bath. .

Oft have I seen, and forely griev'd to fee,
The raw, gay, giddy lats too soon fet tree,
Proud that (ere yet the counts her fixteenth year)
Mainma no more controuls her wild career. .

To ruin's brink with eager haste me 17 rays,
No parent's hand her trembling seer to raile;

There lurk a race her footsteps to betray,
and seize with savage joy their guijelcis prey,
For them nor Love nor Hymen lighis his lires,
Foes to connubial joys and chatte defires;
Or when the generous pangs of love hey feign,
'Tis but to mock the wretched danifei's pain;
To beauty callous, gold alone controuls
The selfish bias of their fordid fouis,
Or, if by chance, caprice, or mammon led,
With transport feign’d, one press the genial bed,
He chides the tardy hours, and swears that fate
Has balk'd his hopes with an immortal mare,

How shall the Muse her honest rage reitiain,
When tottering age steps forth and joins the train;
A worn-out beau, wlo still the call obeys,
Where youth and lose their festive standards raise:
As’inid the feather'd tribe the bird of night
Jr.feils with omens fad their airy flight,
By long experience taught the wily art,
To read the passions, and unfold the heart,
An ever placid, ever simpering face,
A tongue, which blunt, harsh truths did ne'er disgrace,
Difdaining vulgar tales, a ride he pours,
Of Lords, Caftratos, Fidler, l'imps, and Whores,
Now fwning on a peer, with fervile pride,
Now diingling, like her watch, at Chloe's fide.
Nor (further yet should curious strangers pry)
Shall Johnny Weevil e'er his name deny.
For Johnny, like the *worm, (ere suns disclose
The blushing beauties of the budding rose)
With blighting touch the infant Power destroys,
And robs the summer of its promis'd juy's.
If bathing, tumblers, auctions, apes, or players, .
New fdleis, methodists, or dancing bears, ,
The learned dog (or what more wondrous light,
Bath yield with monsters teeming) should invite

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The Nymph abroad, lo Johnny cringing stands,
A Tool obsequious for the Maid's,
But if by chance a dancing rage he feels,
And trusts, raih dotard, to his ears and heels,
On light fantastic toe the damsel tripping,
Thro' many a mazy circle nimbly skipping,
Sees Johnny every nerve and muscle strain,
To trip with equal steps, and toil in vain.
In vain his hand he shakes, in vain he begs;
With earnest nod's, some refpite for his legs;
No rests he knows, 'till, halting in the middle,
He damnns to hell pipe, tabor, flute, and fiddle.
As by a mastiff, when a hare is fpy'd
Securely frisking near a copfe's fide,
His ears erect, ihe cur begins the chace, :
Urging with eager rage his tardy pace, . ..
Thrown out at length, he haits upon the plain,
And pants, and gasps, and foams, and barks in vain.
Thus panting, thus complaining, Johnny feels
How ill gay frolics suit with gouty heels;
Freed from the unequal contest of the dance,
He smirks and leers with many a gloting glance,
With looks complacent now he greets the fair,
And now his gentle mien and graceful air, **
While many a threadbare jeit, and many a tale
With flander big, the virgin's ears affail.

She with a smile his fulsome tongue repays
And glibly swallows even Johnny's praise,
Expos'd to view her swelling bofora's pride,
Save what a net-work shade affects to hide; i
Courting the glance of beaux with arms compreft,
She slyly swells the heaven of her breast,
Which heaves, as if the orbs indignant bore
The bafe confinement of her Jupe au corps,
Nor heeds the milies spite, nor dreads che lay
Which I might fing, nor whar her Aunt may fay.
Two tyrant powers each female breast obeys,
The rage of fashion and the luit of praise.
Hence (like the streamers which a top-mast bears)
Long dangling ribbands flutter round their ears.
Say then, is virgin innocence exprest
By heads in tawdry colours idly dreft?
Quic these, ye nymphs, and let such marks describe
The wretched fisters of the wanton tribe, ,
Who, once to man's delusive arts a prey,
Have learn’d in turn to ruin and betray.
Health's crimson glow no more is theirs, no more .
The sun-thine of the breast shall peace reftore,
Their fates the Graces mourn, nor shall the Muse
She willing tribute of a tear refuse. se non igaris

A Mon A Monody, sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth, Dutchess of

Northumberland: 4to. 6d. Dodsley.

Written by the author of the poetical pieces entitled Hagley and St. Thomas's Mount. Considering it as an occafional production, probably struck off in haste, it is by no means destitute of poetical merit.

An Elegy; occafioned by the Death of a Lady's Linnet. 4to. is.

Pretty and pathetic enough for the subject.

Box-Hill, A Descriptive Poem. By Edward Beavan. 4to.

25. Wilkie.

If this be the beft specimen, Master Edward Beavan can give of his talents for delcriptive poetry, he must content himself with having reached the sumınit of Box Hill: he will never arrive at the forked heights of Parnassus.

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The Goat's Beard. A Fable. 4to. Is. 6d. Dodsley. ' One of the fables of the concise and elegant Phædrus is here amplified into a tedious tale of some hundred lines; fo loosely and inelegantly written that, though they might have donc credit to a school-boy of the lower class, they reflect little credit on a professed poet, promoted to the Laureat..

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A Concise Hisory of England, from the earlieft Times to the

Death of George II. By John Wefley, A. M. 12mo, 4 vols.
Ils. sewed. Hawes.

A plagiary.on Rapin, Smollet, and Goldsmith, fabricated, as the author pretends, with a view to promote the cause of Chriftianity, and to obviate the disgrace of there not being one Christian history of this Christian country.

The Adventures of Telemachus the Son of Ulysses. Translated

from the French of Monf. F. Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambray. By T. Smollett, M. D. 2 vols. 12mo. 6s. Crowder.

A tolerably good, though we think unnecessary, translation of the celebrated prosaic-poem of Telemachus; made no doubt by the ingenious writer, whose name is affixed, although we do not find any diftinguishing marks of his ftile.


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