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ance with history and antiquities; besides which, he must be inqui. fisive, laborious and accurate, and it will be farther necessary that he should be able to support shat expence both of time and money which a faithful and ingenious narration of this kind will certainly demand. From looking into these volumes it appears to us that Mr. Threlby has greatly failed as to the most agreeable and beneficial execution of a work of this naiure. He expresses himself with difli. dence concerning his performance, and affures the Public of the pains he has employed about it. We are unwilling wholly to condemn it, though we cannot speak in its commendation. It seems to us, that his plan is unpleasing and perplexing. He might have been guided much better by consulting publications of this sort concerning o her counties. Perhaps, however, he may have suggested some hints or observasions that may be serviceable whenever anoher History of Leicestershire thall be undertaken. Art. 25. Remarks and Conjectures in the Voyage of the Ships
Refolution and Discovery, in Search of a northerly Paffage froin Kamschatka to England, after the Death of Capt. James Cook: with Reasons to imagine that those Ships have wintered in Siberia, Nova Zembla, or Lapland. To which is added, an Eulogium, or
Tribuce of Gratitude to the Memory of that celebrated Navigator. Intended as a Prelude or Introduction in a future Publication on the Subject of the North-east Parrige. . 8vo: is. Bew. 1780. .
Letters arrived a few days ago at the India-house, containing cere , tain information that this Author is mittaken in every conjecture which he has made concerning the place where these ships wintered: for that instead of wintering in Siberia, Nova Zembla, or Lapland. as he had conjectured, they were returning home by the way of China and the Cape of Good Hope, as might reasonably have been experid without this certain information. Art. 26. The Crisis. Now or never. Addressed to the People
of tingland. Concluding with a poetical lovocation to the Genius of England. - By a Gloucellershire Freeholder. 4to.
I s. Ód. Rivingeon.
This Gloucesterfire freeholder, though a very indifferent writer, expresies himself like an honeit and well-meaning man. His patchwork plan of reforma:ion is a triennial parliament, and change of niidilters. A change of minitle:s. to those who may be immediately intereited in the change, is no doubt desirable ; but the people at la ge will surely with tur iomething more fubitantial--annual parliaments, and an equal reprefenia-ion. Art. 27. An Abstract of the Trial of George Stratton, Henry
Brooke, Charles Floyer, and George Mackay. Esquires; for deposing the Right Honourable Lord Pigot, Jate Governor of Fort St. George, in the Eait Iridies. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Murray. 1780.
This abstract, we are informed, is printed from the noies of a gen-> t'eman of Lincoln's Inn; and is interded for public information, as the defendants decline publiling the noies of their fort-hand! writers. Whatever the defendanis may propose to themselves by opitting such a publication, they are no doubi exiremely well fatila fied with the event of the trial. The general circumiances of the
unhappy Lord Pigot's fate, are well known; and Madam Justice, like any other whimsical lady, only gave the acting parties in it a gentle iap with her fan, and said-Get you gone, for a pack of naughty boys! Art. 23. The Literary History of the Troubadours. Containing
their Lives, Excraits from their Works, and many Particulars relative to the Cuitoms, Morals, and History of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Cen:uries. Colleited and abridged from the French of M. De Saint-Pclaie, by the Author of the Life of Petrarch. Odavo. 6s. Boards. Cadell. 1779.
In the Appendix to the gift, and that to the 52d volume of our Review, we gave a pretty full account of Abbé Millot's Discourse prefixed to the Literary History of the Troubadours, to which we refer our Readers.
The ingenious Mrs. Dobson, to whom the Public is indebted for her very entertaining Life of Petrarch, now presents us with a judicious collection of the most interesting and instructive parts of Mr. De Saint. Pelaie's work, which cannot fail of being agreeable to those who make the human heart their study, and are desirous of being acquainted with the manners and customs of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. We see (to use Mrs. Dobson's own words) fovereigns and great lords, knights and noble ladies, monks and prelates, libertines and devotees, enthusiasts in love or in religion, satirifts or licentious flatterers, pass in review before us.' Art. 29. A New System of modern Geography : or, a Geographi
cal, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and present state of the several Kingdoms of the World. By William Guthrie, Esq. The Afronomical Part by Jarnes Ferguson, F.R.S. A new Edition, with great Additions and Improvements. Illustrated with a Set of large Maps, engraved by Mr. Kirchin, &c. 4to. Il. 15. Dilly, &c. 1580.
It is unnecessary to say any thing concerning the nature, defign, and general plan of this work, as they are particularly pointed out in the preface to the former editions of it, and as we have already given a suficient accoont of this undertaking, in the xlvth volume of our Review. Ms. Guthrie's performance was at first principally intended for schools; but having met with almost universal approbation, it has been thought proper to print a new edition of it, on a large type, and in a handsome quarto volume, and to enrich it with a new set of maps, engraved by the best artists.
The work being hittorical, as well as geographical, the perpetual fluctuation of buman affairs has rendered some conliderable additions neceffary in the bittorical part; such additions have accordingly been made in the edicion now before us; particularly, some account is given of the late extraordinary revolutions in Rusia, Denmark, Sweden, and Poland; of the rise and progress of the unhappy contest between Great Britain and the American Colonies, and of some of the principal incidents of the war between them, together with a brief account of the late voyages, which have been undertaken at the expence of the British goveanment, for the purposes of discovery, and especially in the fouchern hemisphere. In the descriptions of several countries,
likewise, and in the accounts of their histories, several particulars are added, which need not be distinctly enumerated, but which add greatly to the value of the present edition. Art. 30. A View of the present State of the Dutch Settlements in
the East Indies, ' Containing a true and circumstancial Account of their Government, Administration, and Proceedings, their Polo feflions, drooping Trade, Navigation, &c. By a Perton long resi. dent in lodia. 8γο. .
Is. 6 d. Robinson. Comparisons are said to be odious; but in this instance they can be odious only to the Dutch ; and at present they are lawful game: for if this homely invective, homely perhaps because written in English by a Dutch pen, deserves any degree of credit; the servants as they are bere called, of the English East India Company, about whose mal-practices we make such a rout, are by the aforesaid me. thod of comparison, humane, well-bred, and courteous gentlemen! It is to be noted, that the parties compared, exercise their virtues at a great distance from Europe. Art. 31. Letters to and from the Countess Du Barry, the last
Mistress of Lewis XV. of France ; containing her Correspondence with the Princes of the Blood, Ministers of State and others; including the History of that Favourite, and several curious Anecdotes of the Court of Versailles, during the lait fix Years of that Reign; with explanatory Notes. Translated from the French. 8vo. 3 s. sewed. Kearsley. 1779.
Perhaps there is no part of the globe where female influence is fo extensive as in France. Madame Du Barry is only one instance, among several, in which the mistress of a King of France bas been in fact his prime minister. In this capacity the acted for many years : and whether these letrers be genuine or not (which is a point we do not undertake to determine), they exhibit, in a lively and entertain. ing manner, the amours and political intrigues of this celebrated woman, Art. 32. A Hint to the Dyers and Cloth-makers. And well
worth the Notice of the Merchant. By James Haigh, Silk and Muslin Dyer, Leeds. 8vo. 6d. Rivington and Son.
Mr. Haigh seems laudably zealous for the improvement of his art; which he very sensibly advises his brother dyers to expect from a better knowledge of the chemical qualities of the drugs made use of, and from superior care and cleanliness in their operations. This little tract contains likewise some practical instructions that may be of use to the dyers; and a very importar: hint to the merchants, chac they cannot reasonably expect to have the finest colours, when they are unwilling to pay a proportionate price for them. This observa. tion is indeed of great comfequence, and well worth the attention of merchants in general, who frequently contribute to the ruin of our manufactures, by establishing a mean competition among the workpeople, not which shall excel in quality, but which shall make their goods the cheaps, and consequently the worft. A contrary and more Jiberal way of thinking would greatly tend to improve and cllablish the character of our manufactures: and we thould not then long hear it asserted, that our blacks and scarlets, especially the latter, are yet greatly inferior to the French.-Plato informs us, that the dyers
in his time, when they wished to make a fine colour, begun by difcharging the staff of all impurity, and making it first a perfea wbite : and no doubt great care and exaciness in the preparation, clearness in the liquors, and neatness in the whole process, are of great consequence in this very useful art,
For our account of Mr. Haigh's Dyer's Afiftant in the Art of Dying Wool and Woollen Goods, fee Review for Augutt 1779, p. 158.
Respecting A MERIC A. Art. 33. A Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great
Britain and the Colonies : with a Plan of Accommodation, on Conititutional Principles." By the Author of " Letters to a Nobleman, on the Conduct of the American War. 8vo.
NewYork printed, in 1775, and now republished by Wilkis. 178c.
This republicacion contains two tracts, viz. the Cardid Examina. rion, and a defence of it, in answer to An Address to the Examiner They were originally published in America, 'with design to prevail on the Colonilts to cake the path of accommodation, and to avoid the horrors of a civil war:' and they are reprinted in Britain, at a time when :(says the Author) the Public have reason to hope ebat proper measures will soon be taken to unite the two countries upon joft and conftitutional principles in order to throw some light upon the fubjeft.'— The Author, it is supposed, is Mr. Galloway, lale a member of Congress, and a convert to the British Government. To This Gentleman we owe, not only the Letters 10 a Nobleman abovementioned, but the two following well-received tracts, viz. “ Cool Thoughts on the Consequences of American Independence," and “ Historical and political Reflections on the Rise and Progress of the American Rebellion.” These performances have been refpe&tively characterised and commended in our Reviews; and the prefen: Examination is equally worthy of the very sensible and ingenious Writer, Art. 34. An Ejay on the Interests of Great Britain in regard to
America: or, An Oulline of the Terms on which Peace may be restored to the Two Countries. 'Svo. 6 d. Sewell. 1780.
After expatiating, with good sense, on the impolicy of our continuing the war in North America, che Author proceeds to enamerate the terms on which an happy union between the iwo countries might be effected: he says they are such as would, he is “ well assured, be received by America.” For the particulars, we refer to the cract. To see them take effedt, were a con; urmation de voutly to be wifned.
MILITARY AFFAIRS, Art. 35. A Supplement to the State of the Expedition from Canada",
containing General Bargoy..e's Order:, respecting the principal Movements and Operations of the Army, to the raiang of the Siege of Ticonderoga. 410. 1 s. 6d, Becker, &c. 17800
• The Editor does not undertake to lay before the Public ihe whole of General Burgoyne's orders during the campaign of 1777.-- In so extenfive a detail, many would appear quite uninteresting at the pre
* See our account of the State of the Expedition, Se. Review for Marcb, Art. 33 of the Catalogue.
fent moment, and even at the time they were given, except perhaps to the departments immediately concerned, as far as regarded their execütion : such are those respecting the daily duties, the hospital, the commiserate, divers, &c. Thole only have been selected, that have for their object the general arrangements and movements of the army, and which may tend to illuitrate the operations of she campaign. There are likewise some few by Generals Carleton and Philips, which are introduced here, as relating in particular to General Burgoyne's expedition.
• The Editor's principal inducement for offering these orders to the Public, was drawn not only frı'm the idea that the ftare of the expedition is incomplete without them, but likewise from the observation of the avidity with which General Wolfe's orders were received by all ranks of people, and particularly by the officers of the army. 11. was conceived, ihat if General Wolfe's orders were esteemed as models to commanding officers of corps, as well as instructive lesions in their profeflion to those of az inferior rank, General Burgoyne's would more fully answer that defcription, as they relate to military transactions far more important, and to icenes intinjiely more interening to the public.-Beside that the Author of them is known to add to the knowledge and experience of the General all the exterior graces and refinement of the scholar and the writer.
• It is but justice to his Excellency the Lieutenant-General to ac.. knowledge, that these orders are published without his concurrence or authority.'
POETICAL. Art. 36. Elegiac Epifiles on the Calamities of Love and War.
Including a genuine Description of the tragical Engagement between his Majesty's Ships the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough, and the Enemy's Squadron under the Command of Paul Jones, on the Twenty-third of September, 1779. 8vo. 2 s. Printed for the Authors, and sold by Pridden. 1980.
These Epifles, though written in no very high ftrain of poetry, are yet not deftitute of that pathetic tenderness which is thought to constitute the true nature of Elegy. They seem to bear a faithful impression of what passed in the Writer's mind at the time they were composed ; and consequently to a Reader, who is not squeamishiy fastidious, they will probably communicate more pleasure than may be afforded by some more elegant and laboured performances, that are written without an immediate appeal to the fcelings of the heart. The following passage may perhaps justify this remark:
When late, (to Elbe's commercial cities bound)