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which are added, a hundred Cases successfully treated without Cutting. By Richard Guy, Surgeon, and Member of the Corporation of Surgeons in London. 8vo. 2s. Owen, &c.
In our Review for Dec. 1759, we gave an account of, with some ftri&ures on, Ms. Guy's former treatile on this subject: to which the obfervations now before us are intended as a fiolemintal publication. He here gives a farther detail of his success in the application of Plunket's Noirum* ; and it must be confeffed, that many of the cases now recited, as well as those in his former collection, appear to merit the fullest and most candid regard of the public.-0:1r Author hath likewise some remarks on the efects of Hemlock, with several instances, tending to thew the inefficacy of that medicine in cancer. ous cafes : he thinks many persons have been injured, and some fue crificed by it. Mr. Guy is not a good H'riler ; but we believe he has cured a great many cancerous disorders.
• The secret of this famous Poultice was purchased by Mr. Guy.
POETIC AL. Art. 5. Love in a Village ; a comic Opera. As it is performed
at the Theatre - Royal in Covent - Garden. 8vo. Is. 6d. Newbery.
When an Author is modest and sensible enough to judge fairly of his own performance, the candid Critic can have little farther to fay. " If this Opera is considered merely as a piece of dramatic writing, it will certainly be found to nave very little merit: in that light, no one can think more indifferently of it than I do myself.” These are the words of the Author, in his Epittle dedicatory to Mr. Beard, on whose opinion he venture, farther to affert, that some of the songs are tolerable; and the words better adapted, confidering the nature of the airs, than could be expected, supposing any degree of poetry preserved in the versification. To this opinion we allo readily fabIcribe; acknowleging, that notwithstanding this piece afforded as no grcat pleasure in the perusal, we were very agreeably entertained at the representation.
Art. 6. The Requeft. A Poem. 4to: is.
. The honest man who has made this Requeit, might be a Poet by his wants and his wishes, for he wants an eltate, and withes for one ; but it is not any ill-conditioned eitate that he would take up with ; not such a one as is liable to quit rents, or renewals, or fines arbitrary upon the death of the Lesfor, or Lord of the Manor. No, it is an ettate “ from incumbrance free,” that he wants : a threwd Fellow, bo doubt!
He would not willing lie under any obligation, for he looks upon gratitude to be a greasy bufines.
Like oil, iiil uppermost the favour lies. Heart of oak! lie cares not where he lives, not he; though it were in the moon, or in one of Japiter's fatellites, provided the air be good :
As for my residence-no matter where,
Provided I can breathe a wholesome air. Then, as to ITappiness, from his defcription of her, one would take her to be the Rector of a good fat living in the country, for he you, that she
regards not residence. But read a little farther, and you would take her for Dick the Oftler, at the While Hart, as this Poet declares, that the
Embraces Peg This, however, is not the case ; for lie is neither Dick nor the Doctor, but an arrunt Whore: as will be proved in the sequel.
Embraces Pegstrakes hands with honest John,
. Our judicious Card has certainly no mistaken idea of this fame Happinel, notwithitanding these seeming inconsistencies, for he concludes that a good dinner is very
effential to it: Much real joy have I in social treat. In the next place, he is so obliging as to inform us of his amuse
and to tell us how he employs his time. He makes verses, you may be jure; and this he calls f.eking the Muse; but this only when he is in the right cue for it :
If happy thoughts arose, I'd seek the Muse.
But who, alas ! escapes the Critic's rage ! Sly Rogue! Do you observe the dash, Reader, at the beginning of the lait line. Depend on it, there is something about Critics in that dah. But, poor man! 'he is quite urelly about a little matter of fame. Hear how pitifully he complains,
How very few allow a little fame! Alas! it grieveth us to the heart that there should be such niggarly cruel Critics.
But lo! what's here ? the man lias changed his no:e.-- looking ho:v far it was to the end of his poem, we found the last vere in quite a different strain. Hear him:
I biu dchance to the breath of Fame.
Does be fo? Is this the suppliant Wight that was so lately whning for a little fame? Surely there is no futh, 84 truth in man! - We did intend to give a more ample account of this Request, and to allow the Author as much fame as we could posibly afford him; but now we are quite at a loss what to say for him ; and Mall here take leave of a man; on whose word, we find, there is no placing any dependance.
Art. 7. Tle Royal Favourite; a Poem. 4to. 6d. Pridden,
Servile adulation of the King; fawning flattery for Lord Bute; who must have a strong stomach, if such a rank nieis does not curn it. Art. 8. An Ode to Lord B***, on the Peace. By the Author
of the Minister of State, a Satire*. 4to. 6d. Howard.
We must now expect to see a legion of literary Semproniuses start up, and rend their brazen throats in bawling at the Peace-makers; this tongue-doughty Genius is the first to cry kavock ! and let Nipile digs of paper war. “ Seize him! Satire !" cries the raging Versifier :-..“ Seize him! Carrington!” replies the gallid Statesman. And Carrington † is a potent Mastiff
, against whom the little yelping Curs of Grab-street have never yet been able to itand. Many of them has he dragged into his kennel, and there filenced them so effectually, that they have never been heard to bark, or growl, or snarl afterwards.
See Art. 23, of our last Month's Catalogue. + The Meslenger usually employed by the charitable Secretaries of State, to provide lodgings for luckless Authors, who, perhaps, are unable to procure any for themselves.
POLITICAL. Art. 9. An Impartial Enquiry into the Right of the French
Ring to the Territory West of the great River Mililippi in North America, not ceded by the Preliminaries; including a summary Account of that River, and the Country adjacent; with a short Detail of the Advantages it polelles, its native Commodities, and how far they might be improved to the Advantage of the British Commerce. Comprehending a Vindication of the English Claim to that whole Continent, from authentic Records, and indisputable historical Faits; and particular Directions to Navigators for entering the several Mouths of that important River. 8vo. 1S.
Nicoll. This pamphlet revives the antiquated and long-neglected claims, of all the country wettward from our Colonies on the Continent of America, to the South Sea; founded on the right of prior discovery. For our part, we do not see the use of this enquiry; unless it be to insinuate to the French, that tho' at prefent we agree to leave them in poliession of the country west of the Millstippi, we shall do so no longer than till an opportunity offers for depriving them of it. We 4.
thould certainly be the last people to lay any foundation for jealousies and surmises of this kind; as we may be certain the French will be ready enough to catch at any thing to justify their encroachments, when they are in condition to make any. As to the directions here given for navigating the Missisippi, we have only to say, that we hope no Navigator will go unprovided with much beiter instructions.
Art. 10. An historical Account of the naval Power of Franie,
from its first Foundation to the present Time. With a State of the English Fisheries at Newfoundland, for a hundred and fifty years palt
. And various Computations, Observations, &c. proper to be considerell at this decissue juncture. To virich is added, A Narrative of the Proceedings of the French at Newfoundland, from the Reign of King Charles the first, to the Reign of Queen Anne, shewing what Measures were taken on the Part of England, during that Interval, in relation to the faid French Proceedings, &c.-First printed in the year 1712, and now re-printed for general Information. By J. Maflie. 4to. Is. Payne. This account, says Mr. Maslie, “ would have been published last winter, if the detention of near two thousand pounds which are due to me, had not then kept it out of my power to continue writing and publishing as my own expence, as I have for near six years, whatever I thought might contribute to promote the true and reciprocal interests of the king and People of Great Britain ; and I must leave the public to account for the faid detention, either by British or French reasons, as they fhall judge mott proper, until I find it necessary to point out the man'
What a pity ic is, when true Patriots are so scarce, they should be so famefully ill-treated! Thus it is that those artful people the French, by bribing the knavith, and starving the honest part of our political Watchmen, find means to put them all to filence, while they make a prey of the commonwealth! Who knows but the publication of this pamphlet lait winter, might have prevented the Prelimnaries being ligned, and have made it appear, to Mr. Mallie's wishes, that we are a people nor doomed to dejirucrion! And what hath that man to answer for, who was the cause of the detention of the money, and consequently of the delay of ro important a publication! By its present appearance, however, it is natural enough to conclude, that Mr. Maffie has, at last, got the money : if so, this may pollibly, in part, fatisfy him; but what reparation is this to the injury done to the nation For, alas ! our Author's computations and observations come too late ; and we are out of our calculation, if the detinitive treaty do not proceed exactly in the same manner as if this pamphlet had never been published. As Mr. Masie, therefore, can have no hopes of turning his arithmetic to account, by a continuance of the war, we would recommend to his confideration, whether it would not be proper for him to join his forces with Jacob Henriques, in order to prolong the continuance of the peace : old Jacob is fome. what deficient in the baut calcul; fo that, with the afvitance of Mr. · Mallie's talents, he may probably extend his term of ninety nine, to nine hundred and ninety-nine years, and poslibly to the indefinice term projected by the Abbé St. Pierre.
Art. 11. One more Letter to the People of England. By their
old Friend. 8vo. Is. 6d. Pridden. A mere declamatory repetition of futile coffee house talk, about the Preliminaries of the Peace. By the title-page, and the manner in which this pamphlet has been puffed in the news papers, it appears that the Editor intended to impose it on the public, as the work of an Author who has long ago had reason to be heartily fick of writing Letters to the People of England. It matters, however, very little, who is the Author of such an incoherent rhapsody.
Art. 12. Reflections on the Peace. 8vo. Is. Kearly. This Reflector is a mighty pretender to candour, decency, and mo. deration ; afluring us, that “ we are a happy people, knew we our own felicity; happy in power, in reputition, in buxom plenty, and in peace-a peace, which, to sum up all, is the bett these kingdoms ever experienced.” Nay, this very polite and placid Politician takes upon him to aflirm the terms of it to be adequate to our conquests : he labours this point, however, rather by declamation than argument. This Writer, indeed, appears to us a very singular character ; his florid descriptions, the quaininess of his style, and the puerility of his fentiments, bet aying that formality and affecta:ion which, we conceive, enter into the compound of a Coxcomb in politics. Art. 13. Reasons why Lord **** fhould be made a public Ex
ample. Addressed to every free-born Englishman. To which is fubjoined, an authentic Extract of the Preliminaries, figned the
3d of November, 1762, at Fontainbleau; with some comparative Remarks betiveen them and the Terms offered by France last Year. 8vo. Is. Burnet.
This wretched Rrajener pretends to be ironical, but hath not art enough to support is pretentions thro' a single page : his hard features are pretentiy seen through the mask he aflumes; which, besore the conclusion of his pertoi mance, fairly drops off his face. The popular clamour being, at present, loud against his favourite party, he affects to treat, what he calls, the great and the little mob, with a contempt which the people of England are not accustomed to put up with. King Charles, he fays, was only “ brought to the block, be caule ( romwell had the curining to get the people on his side.—Byng was shot for bearing the French fleet; and the Governor of Minorca created a Lord, for giving up the island in a very defenable situation, This was all opesated by the voice of clamour : had the thout been