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Essay upon what ought to be, is now become, if it hath any force, a vindication of terms actually concluded." These are the words of this very sensible Writer, in an Advertisement prefixed to the masterly performance before us ; of which, the points contended for being actually settled, it is now unnecessary for us to enter into particulars.
Art. 5. The true Ilhig displayed: Comprehending_cursory Re
marks on the Address to the Cocoa Tree. By a Tory. 4to. IS. Nicoll.
Our Readers will easily guess what kind of a picture a true Tory will draw of a true Whig. The Author is, indeed, a most rancorous dauber. He has painted an ugly devil, and wrote WHIG under it, in staring capitals; with as much propriety as we have seen Queen Anne subscribed to a frightlul Sgure, which otherwise would have been taken for the Turk's Head :
Staring, tremendous, with a threa:'ning eye,
Like some fierce Tyrant in old tapestry. We would advise this angry Writer, to reflect calmly, if his warmth of disposition will permit hin, on his own observation, p. 2. that “ the zeal of party is feldom worthy of praise."—He will also do well to consider, whether it can posibly redound to the true interest of a British King, to be represented as the favourite object of regard with the Tories, and equally diselteemed by the Whigs: which, we truít, is by no means a jult representation. His Majesty, we are perfuaded. reigos equally in the hearts of all his subjects; and is neither a King of Tories zor a king of Wigs, but a King of England: as Pope expreífus it, in his letter to Atterbury.
Erg; Author of Guftavus Vala, the Farmer's Letters, &c.
58. in boards.
The most masterly defence of the Roman Catholics of Ireland, with regard to the common objections brought again't them by their protestant fellow-fuljects; and to the political zeitraints under which they are held by the laws of that kingdom. According to this very fentible and spirited Writer, the Proteitants have been unjustly prejudiced against the Roman Catholics; and the Government hath been unreasonably afraid of them. The form of a judicial process, under which Mr. Brooke has chosen to discuss this important subject, renders his work more entertaining, and, perhaps, more convincing, than it might have proved in that of a continued dissertation ; in which boih files of the question might not have appeared in fuch distinct and contrased lights. Serjeant Statute, and Counsellor Can. dour, argue the several points very pertinently; tho it mult be ob
served, that Mr. Candour, Advocate for the Roman Catholics, has, throughout the whole proceedings, greatly the advantage of the Sera jcant; into whose scale more weiglit might pollibly have been thrown, had the Author aimed at any thing less than to procure the Counsellor a full and compleat victory. Potlibly, however, by overzealously labouring every point in favour of his Clients, he may have fhot beyond the inark, and proved too much.
Few impartial Readers, we believe, will allow, for intance, tkat the horrid story of the general insurrection of the Irih Roman Ca. tholics, 1641, and the maslacre of the Proteitants which entwed, (of which Sir John Temple, and others, have given moit dreadful and thocking accounts) is nothing but an old woman's fably! The author has, indeed, taken great pains to demontirate, that the froteltant world hath been much deceived by partial and aggravated relations of that insurrection; and he haih certainly, in part, fucceeded in his endeavours to extenuate the guilt of the Roman Catholics in this respect ; but it might be no hard task to prove, from his own ac. count of the matter, that they were certainly more culpable than he feems willing to admit. On the whole, however, we cannot but sincerely and heartily recommend this work to the candid consideration of those who are interested in the subject.
The ultimate view of the Author is, to thew the reasonableness and expediency of abating the rigoar of the popiti laws. I would humbly propose, says the able Counsellor Candour, “ That, for the bet- . ter security of his Majesty's crown and government in the kingdom of Ireland, by interesting Irish Catholics in the guardianship thereof; for stopping the perpetual drain of the fpecie or political blood of that nation ; for deriving firength to Irish Protestants, from the good will and assistance of Irish Papills, with whom they are unavoidably, tho' discontentedly, affociated; for acquiring immediate and inconceivable opulence to the State, from the anima:ed induttry of two tbirds * of the people; for doubling the yearly and natural value of Ireland, by giving Papists an interest in the reclaiming of our lands; for giving them cause to oppose our common enemies, by giving them a common itake to retain and defend; for giving them caufe to contribute to our prosperity by admitting them to a legal participation thereof;—it is humbly proposed, I say, that our patriot Legislature, so fludious in other respects for the advancement of their country, should make such an abatement or alteration of the said disabling laws, as, to their superior wisdom and difcernment shall appear requisite, for lessening the many evils that are thereby created ; and for restoring the many benefits that are thereby fupprefied."
To conclude, in whatever light this animated and ingenious performance may appear to the prejudiced and the Bigot, we cannat but assent to the following well adapted lines, which Mr. Brooke has chosen for his motto :
Wherever Truth and Int'reft fhall embrace,
Art. 7. Remarks on the Proceedings of two General Courts Mar-
tial, (lately published) one held at Lincoln, for the Trial of
The Remarker has certainly the indisputable advantage of
Lieutenant Covernor Thicknesse, of Landguard-Fort, we appre-
* See Review for Augult l.fi, D. 154, art. 6.
Art. 8. A Collection of Travels through various parts of the
World; but more particularly through Tartary, China, Turkey,
A Book maker's jobb. Tavernier, Thevenot, Busbequius, Pitts,
N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.
Absured in the church-Service
ASCLEPIADES, the Physician,
his various character, as exhi-
bited by Sigr. Cocchi, and dif-
ferent Writers, 337.
ATTRACTION, expressly confi.
observations on, 283. Among a mechanical effect, 123.
Chriftianity, 365, 366.
on their different nature, use, own works vindicated, 181.
, and Greek languages, Bacensured by Jude modeling
Air, its use and effees in
vege- 145. Compared to Cicero,
496. Enmity between him
et, some account of him and Scolding-bout betwixt them.,
ib. He traduces the memory
own disorder in the kidneys,
tinguished from Metaphors ib BARD, Mr. his account of an ex-
him and his writings, 246. 195
remarkable Halo, 328.
the amputation of a leg, with. pbyris, 330.
out any hæmorrhage, 100. Bigotry, religious, its horril
favourite subject of Milton, 89. the miserable cataitrophe of
tion, considered, 281, Lsual Body of his late Majeity, ana-
tomical observations on, 424.
Bark in fcrophulous cases, 10.4.
BORGIA Cæsar, summary of his CAR AUSIU:, Emperor of Britain,
disputes among Writers con-
age, cerning him, 220.
cimen of his fpiritual poetry,
ed in the conrroversy about the
receipt to make a zoth of Ja. 57
CHARITY, fuperior to all other
concerning the term and period ry into the meaning of Charity
never fa leth, ib.
dal con: itution, 82.
and puerile manner of writing 83. Favourable to virtue as
letters to James the first, 493. well a. gallantry, 84. Analo.
applauded, 41. His account cient Greece and the Kniglies-
L'is curious hypothesis of How far necesary for the pro-
and dici, 25 0. Should have
on between him and Mr Pitt, learn to bear fickness, 261.
Encomium on both, Should not be treated with tco
much tendernes, 263, 312.
Nor with too much leverity,
In what manner
a'ms, 349. Canknow but one
te preiled 10 learn, 353. Hiri
:y an improper study for
foi meir instruction, ib.