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1. Forter bas annexed to this Für Naturus's Greek poen pretinca to Aus's edition of Tan, an acürde ico the Acn, for which tha: Prince mive him an Archbishop. His reanas for annexia; this pxm, of waich he has given a very good Latin version, are ther;-:fi, Becaute it is not in Serranos's edition of Piace, and concenty, not 13 much known as it deserves; 2ils, To thow the great merit of thoe Writers, who, by many of the end, are treated with grea: contempt.

MONTHLY CATALOGUE,

For OCTOBER, 1962.

POLITICAL
Art. I. The Expediener of a Piace, di duced from a candid Cookie

parison of the respective Stutes of Great Britain anu ler En
mies. 8vo. is." Cooke.

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Midft the wretched trah daily disgorged from the press, it is

fomething to meet with a pamphlet of common sente and decency, such as this now before us, where in we find a tolerably jutt representation of the relative state of Great Britain and her Enemies : and if the Author does r.ot display ail the powers of an able Rheto. riciar, he, nevertheless, approves himself a good Citizen and a dile çreet man.

That Peace is necesiary for this kingdom, no moderate and dis. pallionate man can doubt; but as it is, at leait, equally neceffry for our enemies, it behoves us not to accede to any terms bu: such as are adequate to our fuccefles; always remembering, that it is neither just or prudent to infiit on retaining any acquifitions but such as are teafinably expedient for the purposes of security and indemnity. The Writers, therefore, who contend for and againit Peace, are premature: the question, among unprejudiced people, is not whether Peace is expedient, but what kind of Peace is expedient ? Art. 2. A Letter to a Member of the Honcurable House of Com

înons, on the present important Crisis of national affairs. 8vo, Is. 6d. Morgan.

This is one of those self-delegated Dictators, who, on this impor. tant Crifas, ftęp forth to ring the changes on the trite topics which have, long since, been hackneyed by every antiministerial Scribler. The sum of his advice is, that we thould annihilate our enemies ; and that fach acquisitions as we cannor keep, we should be up. Tbis, in.

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deod, is a Mort road to universal dominion. But luch furious Politichans are fitter for the camp than the cabinet: and if we may judge from the Style and manner of this Writer, he is probably better qualified to handle a mulket than a pen. If any should think as too levere, let them undergo the drudgery, of toiling through upwards of sbrevf.ore dull futile pages, and then be patient if they can, Art. 3. Some Reasons for serious Candour in relation 19 vulgar

Decisions concerning Peace or War. In a Letter to a Friend. 8vo. 6d. Henderson.

I observe, says this Writer, the press groans under a load of So. LICITATIONS for War; but there seems to be no pber reasoning in 1t."--If the Reader chules to be lylled with fober reasoning, that is, with that kind of fobriety which proceeds from conftitutional phlegm, rather than from philosophical moderation, we recommend this soporilic dose to him, in which he will find a great deal of sober reasoning, without any vigorous ratiocination. Art. 4. An Enquiry how far ?*** B*** merits the exalted

Charaller given him by the Briton; and the Politics and Prina ciples of the Briton and Auditor exposed and refuted. 8vo. is. Williams.

A Aaming zeal, and a petulant spirit, run through the whole of this Enquiry. While the Enquirer is correcting the abuses of others, his very cenfure is exprefled in the grofleft terms of inelegance and fcurrility. We are of opinion, that the indignation of this Writer will do his hordthip as little prejudice as the eulogiams of most of his Advocates will do him service.

Art. 5. A Letter to the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, Alderment,

Common Council, and Citizens of London, concerning the Peace Now in agitation between Great Britain and France. 8vo. 6d. Hinxman.

Whae Mr. Britannicus means by addresing this poor defence of the prefent Ministry to the Gentlemen mentioned in his title page, we are at a loss to guess ; unless it was with a view to the sale of a copy to each member of fo numerous a body-politic : that were an allowable motive, indeed, and no reasonable man would blame him for it. But his fuccels, in this respect, is much to be doubted; as the majority of the twd Gentlemen may be such competent judges not only of the value of money and time, but of che subject likewise, as not very readily to fubmit to a tax of fix-pence a head, for the sake of Searning our Author's sentiments about and about it :-especially as shey may come at them fifty per Cens, cheaper, in every ale house Within the Bills of Mortality,

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Art. 6. A political Analysis of the War: The Principles of the

present political Parties examined; and a jull, natural, and

perfect Coalition proposed between twa Great Men, whase Condust is particularly considered.v 8vo.. 19. T. Payne.

The Coalition proposed by this moderate and sensible Writer, is such as we believe will be more readily assented to by the public in general, than by the parties here meant, viz. the Earl of Bute and Mr. Pitt.

In delineating the principles on which both these great men bave a&ted in their respective administrations, our Author sees nothing but what is amiable, patriotic, and national, “Their ultimate obje&t, says he, is one and the same, the glory, honour, and felicity of Great' Britain. The means of obtaining this object is Peace, in which they are likewise both agreed; but have differed with respect to the means by, which it should be brought about. Mr. Pits would accomplish it, by a vigorous unrelenting prosecution of the War; Lord Bate, by the gentle, equitable, and candid discussions of negociation.-1 Bwhile he continues open to the method of negociation, has, during the course of his ministry, employed the whole force of the nation in diftresling the enemy, and enlarging its conqueits.Mr. P-, fince his relignation, has feadily and invariably exerted himself as a member of the legislature, in recommending the support of our Allies, the faithful accomplishment and continuance of our plan of connections on the Continent; the pathing the enemy on all fides, and the liberal supply of whatever sums may be requisite for enabling his Majesty and his Ministers to effect all these purposes.Here, adds our ingenious White-washer, we see, not only the point wherein these two great men differ, but we see each of them in his own proper character, not only blameless, but abounding in merit, and the trongest public affections;, defiring, intending, and advancing the interest and good of their country."

Mr. P. at the time of his resignation, conceived a War with Spain to be unavoidable ; but the fame degree of conviction, we are told, bad not then appeared to L. B.-Soon after, however, in conlequence of Lord Brittol's dispatches from Madrid, L. B and the administration, became convinced of the impracticability of avoiding a Spanish war, and immediately began, with vigour, to prepare for the event. Had this, lays our Moderator, been conceived a short time before, there had been no caule for Mr. P's resignation; and being apprehended now, there remains no longer between them any real difference of sentiment upon this matter. And he thinks, that as the point of honour concerning the advances to be made' on the ene side or the other, seems to be the only obstruction to a perfect reconciliation; and as the discontents which have been raised in the minds of the people are risen to a height that renders it necessary to dispenfe with pun&tilios, it seems requisite to reinstate Mr. P. in the {ame department and management of the war which he occupied betore his relignation. Such a Coalition, he takes it for granted, would produce the happiest effects;" “ Hence 'might "we see war, fhould it be fill necessary to continue it, crowned with victory and conqueft, extending, enriching, and securing the greatness of a free and happy people, under the bold and enterprizing genious of P-; and the national finances applied, with the higheit integrity, oecoRomy, and judgment, to their true and national uses; virtue, genius, and the polite arts, encouraged and diffused among the people ; and a British Parliament, in all its genuine and constitutional height of glory, unsolicited, unpenfioned, and unbiased in its operations, under the candid, honest, and discerning fpirit of B-"

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Our worthy and well meaning Author indulges himself not a little in this pleasing Pisgah fight of Britain's future happiness, in consequence of this supposed Coalition; but, on the other hand, should this promising event not take place, he turns the flattering peripective, reverses the scene, and presents a melancholy view, indeed : “ the laurels gathered under one administration, torn and bfafted under ano. ther; a giorious, successful, and advantageous war, wound up in an in glorious, unprofitable, and disadvantageous peace : attended with such a national discord and ferment of spirits, as will enfeeble and weaken the government, and reduce it to the fame placid, timid, temporizing conduct, that rendered the Walpolean fyftem so odious at home, and ridiculous abroad, '- Which God of his infinite mercy prevent!

MISCELLANEOUS.
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. 7. Obfervations on Mr. Sheridan's Dissertation concerning the English Tongue : Shewing the Insufficiency of the Causes as Signed therein for the Dificulties in otir Pronunciation, and pointing out the real Causes thereof; together with the numerous Errers of the Author relative to our Language. Part I. By J. English. 8vo. 6d. Kingman.

Mr. Sheridan, in his Dissertation concerning the English Tongue, (See Review for July laft, p. 69.) observes, that the perplexed flate of our spelling, is the reafon why the pronunciation of our language is so impraticable to foreigners. One of the causes which he aligns for this irregularity in English spelling, is, ibat a Spirit of pedantri objected 10 the alteration of our spelling, in order to suit it to our foundi, left the derivation of words pould be loft by such changes.--vir

. ). English enters into a full examination of this cause, and endeavours to new, from the influence of pedantry upon other languages, that in its own nature and inclinations it tends opon the whole rather towards regularity than from it; especially that it did fo in France, by conspiring with the universal voice of that nation, in fixing their tongue by some standard rules, and stopping capricious innovators ir due time and place. He goes farther, and affirms, in oppofition to Mr. Sheridan, that the fact which he (Mr. S.) alleges, is not true, there being scarce any traces of pedantry in our tongue.

He is an acute and lensible Writer, and many of his observations are noi 110Worthy Mr. Sheridan's attention,

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Art. Art. 8. Cicero on the compleat Orator, in three Books or Dia

bogues, inscribed to his Brother Quintus. Transated into English, with Notes and Illustrations. By George Barnes, Barrister of the Inner Temple. 8vo. 6s. Rivington.

The following specimens may serve to give the Reader a sufficient idea of this heavy, verbode, and inaccurate translation.

Nan me quidem fateor femper a For as to me, you have just genere boc 10t0 fermonis refuzije, declared, that I have even avoidet tibi cupienti et inslunii firpiffime ed all this kind of discourse, and negasse, ut tute paulo ante dixifti: have often denied it to your ear. quod ezo non suporbia neque inhu- nest instance and desire ; which I manitate faciebam.

neither did from haughtiness nor

want of humanity. Jam vero ifla Conditione, dum Now then, on this condition, mini liceat negare posse, quod non that I may have liberty to deny potero, e fateri nefcire, quod nef what is beyond my capacity, and ciam, licet, inquit Cralus, vesiro confess my ignorance of what I arbitratu percunciemini,

really do not understand, you may, says Crassus, make any in

quiries you think proper. . Dicam equidem, quoniam infti- I will recount them, says be, txi, petamque a vobis, inquit, ne since I have undertaken it, but has meas ineptias efferatis. must beg you not to blat

my follies

abroad. Indeed, Mr. Barnes, your exercise is very faulty : you must go into a lower form.

Art. 9. EJaxs and Meditations on various Subjects. By a

Physician. Edinburgh printed by Gordon. 12mo. 25. Longman.

We acknowlege ourselves not very fond of exhibiting before the public the private Reflections and Meditations of the closet : these are generally fo much of a personal nature, and so much connected with the peculiar circumstances of the Writer, that they are not often well adapted to public use : when not intended to be made public, they may be very good indications of the disposition and temper of the person from whom they came; and they may serve to shew in what manner he employed the hours of his retirement; it is in very

few inttances that they are of great or general utility.

The Eflays upon Retirement and Old Age, will generally be read with pleasure: the qualities which render the former agreeable, and the larter respektable, are well represented. In the third Essay, the Author leads us, by means of a dream, or visionary representation, to a view of the Soul's employment ofrer death; in which we are instruct. cd, that it is only by an improved understanding, and pious and good

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