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THE

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

OR

CRITICAL JOURNAL:

FOR

APRIL 180*7 JULY 1807.

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TAINTED Ir 0. WILLUOM, C*AIo'j CLOU,
FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO. EDINBURGH,
AND sOLD BT
JOHN MURRAY, S2. FLEET-STREET,
LONDON.

1807.

A»T. I, The Dangers of the Country. By the Author of

War in Disguise, &c. - - - p. I

II. Remarks on the Husbandry and internal Commerce of

Bengal ..... 27

III, The Stranger in Ireland; or, a Tour in the Southern

•» and Western Parts of that Country in the year 1805.

By J. Carr, Esq. ... . . .4.

TV, A Tour to Shiraz, by the Route of Cazrum and Firu-

zabad; with various Remarks on the Manners, Cus-

toms, Laws, Language and Literature of the Per-

sians, &c. By Edward Scott Waring, Esq. - 61

V. Substance of the Speech delivered in the Committee of

Finance, 29. Jan. 1807, by the Right Hon. Lord

Henry Petty - - - - - 72

VI. A Portraiture of Quakerism, as taken from a View of

the Moral Education, Discipline, Peculiar Custom?,

Religious Principles, Political and Civil Economy,

and Character, of the Society of Friends. By

T. Clarkfon, M. A. - - - - 85

VII. The Stranger in America: Containing Observations

raade during a long Residence in that Country, on

the Genius, Manners and Customs of the People of

the United States, &c «cc By C. W. Janson, Esq. 103

VIU. A History of Ireland, from the earliest Account to the

Accomplishment of the Union with Great Britain in

1801. By the Rev. J. Gordon, Rector of Killeg-

ney, &c us

IX. Speech of Mr Deputy Birch; with that of the Right

Hon. Lord Hawkefbury; and a Loyal Irishman's

Cursory Reflections on the Measures now in Agita-

tion, in favour of the Roman Catholics of the United

Kingdom - - - - - - -124

X. Notice de la Vie et des Ecrits de George Louis Le Sage

de Geneve. Par Pierre Prevost - - - 137

Art.

THE

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

APRIL 1807.

Art. I. The Dangers of tlie Country. By the Author of War in Disguise, &c. 8vo. pp. 227. Hatchard, London, 1807.

■\t7"e agree with the greater part of this boding volume; and * * we think the author has discharged a great public duty, in endeavouring to impress the country with a sense of its dangers, and to train us to that sort of fortitude which consists, not in shutting our eyes to the hazard, but in providing steadily against itAfter passing rather too slightly over the extent of our danger from the military power of France, and the risk of an actual subjugation, he proceeds to detail, under ten several heads, the consequences which would follow from such a calamitous occurrence. To the few who have allowed themselves to reflect on the subject, such an enumeration must be useless; but it may startle the thoughtless, and rouse the multitude from their dream of apathy, thus to see these menaced evils embodied and spread out before them, which they have hitherto apprehended only as a remote.and indistinct possibility. If great sacrifices, too, and great exertion should become necessary, as we greatly fear they may, in the prosecution of the contest, it is of use to keep before us the amount of the miseries from which we are purchasing redemption.

The author does not dwell at all upon the horrors of the conquest itself> nor on the proscriptions and confiscations with which it would infallibly be attended. He supposes this great work to be finally consummated; and merely sets himself to estimate the changes which would be produced in the condition of the surviving population.

The first would be, the transference of. our sceptre to the hands of some creature of the conqueror, or •the total suppre*

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