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heavy and fearful responsibility which is daily accruing, in conse quence of the continuation of calamities that in their nature must be capable of being extinguished.
and, more than that, her commercial wealth and greatness depend. The efforts of the present writer appear to be directed to the object of stimulating the new parliament to take a warm interest in the Colonial system, and to support it if they wish the country to flourish.
ART. XIV.—Statistics of the Trade,
Industry, and Resources of Canada, and other Plantations in British America. By Henry Bliss, Esq.
London: J. Richardson. 1833. The object of this pamphlet is to show the policy of continuing the Colonial system. The author begins by considering the subject of emigration. He dwells on the value and importance of North America, and then considers what resources that country offers, and what ad. vances it has made in commerce and agriculture. The produce of the forests supplies shelter and fuel, and the trees form a branch of commerce which has proved very profitable under the name of the timber trade. Amongst these productions maple sugar is an important article ; so is the fur trade, which is fertile of reve. nue. The other productions of Canada are treated in the same de tail, and a full view is presented of the importance to which the Colony has arrived as a commercial community.
Mr. Bliss would draw from the example of Canada, the strongest arguments in favour of pursuing the Colo. nial system. This system, he contends, is eminently prescribed by nature and by society. In all ages and countries, the history of commerce and industry has shown, in some form or another, a modification of that economy which England was the only country at last to adopt as her general practice.
It is the opinion of the author, that if Great Britain be stripped of her Colonies, her foreign trade will barely exceed that of the United States. Upon it her maritime supremacy
Art. XV.-Practical Gardening,
clear, simple, and concise, for the use of all classes; containing many new and valuable directions for improved culture and early productions. By Martin DOYLE, Author of “Hints to Small Farmers,"' &c. &c. Dublin: Curry. London:
Simpkin and Marshall. 1833. With true Hibernian love of accuracy, Martin Doyle tells us that in this little work he proposes to teach the art, but not the science, of gardening
The object of this work is to enable uninstructed persons to perform the duties of good scientific gardeners, and thereby improve their minds as well as their fortunes. Part I. contains a monthly calendar of the business to be done, and in each month directions are laid down, not only for what should be sown and planted, but for what may be sown or planted. Mr. Martin Doyle surely does not need to borrow his plans from other men, and he might, without impairing his credit in the least, have condescended to acknowledge that he found his should and his may, which give great advantage to these directions, originally in the Englishman's Almanack. But we will not quarrel with him for this venial offence. The directions occupy, in general, the upper half of each alternate page, whilst the re. mainder, as well as each opposite page, are filled up with remarks upon other matters to be executed in the garden during each month.
The second part presents an account on their nation as is implied by the of the mode in which seeds and combination of civil and political displants, employed for popular use or abilities. The object of the author luxury, may be best cultivated. In of this pamphlet is to show, that there another division of the small work, is no just ground for this treatment Mr. Doyle favours us with instruc. of the Jews, that there is nothing in tions of a valuable kind respecting their tenets to give a good governthe culture of early productions. ment alarm, and nothing in their The work is really excellent on the principles inconsistent with their whole; it is a model of printing; loyalty as subjects to the king. it consists of one hundred and twelve He describes, in a strain of natural close pages, has a capital index, and lamentation, (perhaps too truly felt (what is still more attractive) sells by the writer) the humiliating con. for the small sum of eighteen-pence. dition to which a Jew is reduced by
the force of prejudice. He challenges history to show where a Jew has
been unfaithful to his political trust, ART. XVI.-The Cottage Muse. By
or where he has not exhibited unT. Noel. London: Hatchard. doubted proofs of his love for his 1833.
particular country, and his determiThe Cottage Muse is a very pretty
nation to support her true interests collection of lyrics in various metres,
when those have been threatened with founded chiefly on passages of the
danger. He appeals to the general Scriptures. They display good taste,
morality of the tribe, and asks if the correct judgement, and a bold but
marriage rite is not uniformly, and well disciplined fancy. They are
almost unexceptionably, held sacred highly calculated. from the melody amongst them. However, he 18 of their numbers, and the pure and
satisfied to leave their case to the emphatic language in which they
good sense, and to that principle of are written, to attract the attention just
justice, which are so characteristic of of those who are but too little sus. the English mi ceptible of being drawn to the se. rious subjects of these effusions; and this, in the present state of things at least, is no small merit in any
Art. XVIII.—The Field Book, or book.
Sports and Pastimes of the United
By the Author of “Wild Sports ART. XVII.-The British Jew, to of the West.” Large 8vo. Lon.
his Fellow-countrymen. London: don : E. Wilson. 1833. Ridgway, 1833.
The title of this book is calculated In the article which will be found in to do great injustice to the import. the last Number, on the “ Genius ance of its merits, for our readers of Judaism,” we have spoken of the will not be a little surprised to learn Hebrews in their historical and mo that the modest denomination of ral character. The pamphlet before “ Field Book” belongs to a vast us presents them as political suppli- and comprehensive Cyclopedia, in cants, demanding from British Jus- which every subject, every minute tice, the removal of such a stigma point that can in the least degree
interest a country gentleman, is ex. plained with a learning, an ability, anda general accuracy, such as render it one of the most valuable contribu. tions of the time, to our standard literature.
We have had within the last twenty years, fewer works on the old and truly national sports of England, than it was the custom in former days for the sporting world to receive. The considerable innovations which have recently taken place in these pursuits, have in a great measure tended to give an obsolete character to the older works. But whilst the principal theme itself ceased to be, at least as frequently treated of as in earlier times, there have been wanting neither few, nor good writers to take up particular branches of the great subject. The object of the present author has been to collect from the detached works of the many eminent persons who have written upon the various topics embraced under the general head of Field Book, and to present to the public an ample and certain means of reference, whereby they might, at any given moment, have satisface tory information upon any point of curiosity.
The work is arranged in alphabet. ical order, so that the facilities of reference are equal to those of any of the most popular dictionaries. The number of words is not confined merely to those which would indicate only principal materials or subjects. but they are so extensive as to form a complete glossary of all those terms that are used in the field, or in the household of the farmer.
Veterinary medicine forms a very important part of this volume. The anatomy of the horse, the various diseases of that animal, and the me thods of cure, are indicated in such a manner as to show very consider able research and judgment on the part of the author. This, however, is
only a part of the very extensive zoological information given in the work, inasmuch as all those animals which come under the term domestic are fully described, and their management detailed.
Birds and fishes, such at least as can excite any interest in the country gentleman, are noticed in considerable detail, and on such a plan as that whilst the most illiterate can understand the description, the most scientific will be pleased with its technical accuracy. The more erudite portion of the contents, we are informed by the author, are drawn from Blaine, Percival, Cuvier, Montagu, and Rennie; the canine descriptions are given on the authority of Blaine and Browne; Daniel is followed principally in what relates to fishes; whilst the angling depart. ment is illustrated occasionally by choice information derived from such amateurs of the sport as Sir Humphry Davy. Strutt is the author most relied on by the compiler in matters of ancient practice; whilst Sir John Sebright's curious work on falconry supplies the chief materials on that subject. Mowbray cannot be excelled as a writer on the breed, ing and management of game; and his researches have accordingly been liberally made use of in this volume; whilst White's Selborne and Jesse's Gleanings, have been enlisted in the good work of expounding what is beautiful in natural history,
As the value of such a work as this is not to be justly understood without a specimen, we shall select a few articles, each of which shall be on a different subject, for the purpose of representing the merit of its general execution.
Turning over the first few pages of the letter A, we find excellent articles on Abdomen, Aberdevine (the siskin); Adder, a poisonous reptile ; Age, in which the method of determining the ages of horses and dogs
is given; Air-gun, and Angling. horses or dogs, who seek the sports There are numerous intermediate of the field, and would wish to do terms between these, which are, of for themselves in a great number of course, explained much more briefly. small, but still important matters, The words, however, which we have that which they now require others just mentioned, are placed respec- to do for them, to such we say, that tively at the head of descriptions of no house in which they are masters, some length, in which a great deal or have an influence, should be for a of useful information is conveyed. single day without such a work as Thus, in the article Abdomen, we this. have an account of the mode of treating such wounds of the horse as he sometimes meets with in the abdomen in leaping hedges or pales : ART. XIX.--Rejected Addresses ; or in that of Aberdevine, an excellent the new Theatrum Poetarum, 12mo. account is given of a very beautiful eighteen edition, carefully revised and popular bird, with its manage
with an original Preface and Notes. ment: in that on the Adder, not only By The Authors. London: Muris a full description of this poison. ray. 1833. ous reptile presented to us, but the treatment of a wound made by its How many pleasing and bitter asbite is fully described : in the article sociations, does the sight of this anon Angling, a copious account is
cient friend of ours produce in our given of its history, and particularly
minds! What a strange and awful of the measures which have been
theme for contemplation is presentadopted by the legislature, for pro
ed by the history of the interval tecting both the practice of angling,
since the first Rejected Addresses and the fish themselves.
appeared before the world. We cor
dially welcome the happy counteIn the department of games and
nance which first enthralled our afsports, we have very ample and
fections, and meet it now, still vigorpractical descriptions of the most
ous in the flush of youthful strength approved of those pastimes. Thus
as it is, with a perfect recollection copious accounts are given of back of all we owed to it in its prime. gammon, billiards, &c.
In this, the eighteenth edition, A vast number of useful, or which the authors have been specificrather necessary receipts, together
ally called on to sanction and revise, with directions regarding the health, the public will rejoice to obtain a comfort, and convenience of coun
carefully corrected edition of the ori. try gentlemen, is given, and will be
ginal work, together with a variety found of great importance to families
of additional notes ; but what is most residing at a distance from the me.
deserving attention, is a long and tropolis, or from any of the large highly curious preface, curious for the cities.
facts, as illustrative of some of our Upon the whole, we regard this men of genius. Messrs. Smith, for book as one of indispensable neces- it is idle now to pretend any mystery sity to all persons living in the coun about the matter—these gentlemen, try: whatever be their station in life, we repeat, commence their preface they will find some piece of know by an allusion to the difficulties ledge in this work that will be sure which at first beset them, in finding to serve them; but to those who are out a bookseller willing to accept in a situation to require advice about their very moderate terms ; for they
offered the manuscript merely as a pointed to the description of the fire, speculation, out of which they were which is really as good as the great to take their chance of remuneration. poet himself could have made it, in Many (and some of these were emi- his (Sir Walter's) supposed address, nent and knowing booksellers, too) “I certainly must have written this rejected the manuscript: one in parti myself, although I forget upon what cular, declinedit on deliberation, with occasion.” Again, Miss Lydia that sort of temperelexpression, such White, a literary lady invited one of as if the fellow thought he was break the authors to dinner, but recollecting some calamitous intelligence to the ing that the Hon. Wm. Spencer owners of the work. “The things,” was to be one of the party, she prosaid the poor imitator of ancient days, posed to him not to come. On find. “the things are very good-vastly ing out by Miss White's answer, good considering beginners—young that she did not like, she said, to men-not in the habit of writing place him in the company of one never do-would not pay for adver- of those men who made that shame.. tisements; such were the rejoinders ful attack upon him, “Oh,” replied usually to be met with in the mar- that sensible and accomplished poet, ket which the bibliopoles were in “the very man upon earth I should the habit of frequenting. In this like to know." Lord Byron desired extremity, the authors received an Mr. Murray to tell Mr. Smith his inspiration, no doubt from on high, opinions on the same offence, so far and the finger of an unseen spirit as he was concerned. “Tell him," must have pointed to the Covent said the noble bard, “ that we forGarden end of Bow-street, for it was give him, were he twenty times our thither that they took the manu- satirist," Amongst other curious script; it was there that they sought results to which the publication of Mr. John Miller; it was there that this work gave rise, was that of a they bargained with him to have no remark made by a Leicestershire thing to do with the risks, but to get clergyman : - He did not think half of the profits, if any arose; that the addresses ought to have and it was there that, in a few years been rejected, for he was of afterwards, they actually received opinion that some of them were very one thousand pounds, as the value good. It is plain that his reverence of the purchase of the moiety, which mistook the drift of the matter altoby the first agreement with the book- gether. Amongst the anecdotes apseller remained in their hands! Let pended as notes to various passages this be a lesson to booksellers. in the volume, we found the follow
A very amiable feeling is mani. ing; the subject of it will at once fested by these two gentlemen in be our apology for violating our gecommemorating the philosophic con- neral custom of excluding extracts duct of those eminent persons to from our notices : whom they acknowledge, in several “At Mr. Murray's dinner-table instances, that they had behaved in a the annotator met Lord Byron and manner very different, from what Sir John Malcolm. Lord B. talked of they subsequently thought they intending to travel in Persia. "What should. Of the twelve eminent must I do when I set off ?" said he writers who formed the models for to Sir John, “ Cut off your butthe celebrated imitations, only seven tons !” “My buttons ! what, these now remain to the literature of the metal ones ?" "Yes; the Persians country. Sir Walter Scott once are in the main very honest fellows; said before one of the authors, as he but if you go thus bedizened, you