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Cupra Maritima, &c.—An essay on Cupra Maritima, a
Town in the Pienam of March of Ancona. By Abbatc Joseph Colucci, in 4to. Muerata apud Chiappini and Antonio Cortefi,
Mention is made by the ancient geographets of two towns called Cupra; 'the one Cupra Montana, the other Cupra Maritima. The latter is the subject of Colucci's Differta tation, divided into three parts. The first describes the fitę and foundation of that town. The second treats of its hisz tory, from its foundation to its decline. The third speaks of the temple erected to the goddess Cupra (the Juno of the Etrurians) in the above town to which no doubt it gave its name, as well as to Cupra Montana. The author displays throughout a very great learning and knowledge of antiquity, and cannot but meet with a very distinguished reception from the loyers of topographical descriptions,
Efame Analytics, &c.—Analytical Essay on the Legal System,
with this Epigraph. Communia Federa pacis. Lucr. Lib. Von Ato. Naples upud Raimondi.
This work is divided into three books, bearing the following titles : ift. The Law of Nature, 2d. The Perfectibility of Man considered by himself. 3d. Of Man's Perfe&tibi. lity in Society. This latter part concludes with an Appendix, in which the paradox of that whimsical philosopher). J.
Rousseau in favour of a fayage and forest life, is ftrenuouky attacked and victoriously confuted. The author is Mr. Philip Briganti a noble of Gallipoli and correspondent of the royal acadeiny of sciences and belles-lettres of Naples.
Racco Poeta, &c. --Bacchus Pact, a Dithyratnbys, by Dr.
Jean-Baptiste Fanucci, 8vo. Pisa apud Pieraceini.
Along A long but ingenious and truly poetical paraphrase of this line of Tibulus.
Ille Liquor docuit voces inflectere cabtu.
Arte Ostetricia, &c.-Theoretico-practical Effay on the Art
of Midwifery, by Joseph Nefti, M.D. and profeffor of Surgery in the University of Pavia, 8vo. with ar Preface and Dedicatory Epiftle al Signore de Brambillo,
This book is intitled to the faireft reception from all the lovers of humanity. It is the valuable work of a profeffed anatomift, an expert man-midwife, and a learned naturalift. Dis Crelli had a difficulty to overcome, generally accounted infuperable, we mean, popular and rooted prejudices Seve. ral thought that the obstetrical.art is not useless but in direct opposition to public.good. This irrational contempt had hitherto awed into filence the Italian practitioners, and de prived that country of fome excellent treatises on midwife rybut, rising fuperior to popular claunours, Mr. Neffi has published his Essay which vies with the beft productions on that fubje& in any part of Europe,
Hißoria della Republica Romana, &c.-The History of the Roy
man Common-wealth, in which the Errors of Titus Livius are pointed out, by comparing bis Accounts with the Greek and Latin Historians; with fome Philosophical Reflections founded on the Legislation and Conduct of the Romans, tending to establish the Truth of the Principle laid down
by Cumberland : the Good of rational Boings depends on the bappiness of the Community. By Abbate Galper Garcia, late a Capucin Fryer, 8vo. 5 vols,
The intent of the author is fully explained in his longwinded title. He means to consider the Roman Hiftory, as a code of laws, and the epirome of all the focial virtues, His style resembles much that of Muratorie, whose exactitude he has scrupulously followed both in his chronology and criticism. The author speaks as follows of the method which he has adopted. Fally perluaded that shofe hiftoriatis art lest guilty of Mattery
and exaggerations who were bound by no ties of interest to thes nation they speak of.. [ refolved to write after what hasir been said by the Greek authors, concerning the Romans who were neither fo exact nor fincéfe as the former, and to have ever before me the works of Livy, in order to point out the errors into which he has fallen."
Mr. Garcią then gives the enumeration of the originals which he hath consulted.
• The Greek-authors which I have chosen for my guides are Dyonisius Halicarnassus, to the year of Rome 312. His Chronology has been of infinite service to me in reelifying that of the following ages, concerniog which Livy has committed many errors. In regard to the wars againt the Véii, Samnites, Tarantini and Pyrrhus, to the Punic wars, Dion Caffius, Diodorus Siculus, and Plutarch in his Life of 'Camillus have been of confiderable service to me. For the Punje wats I have fpecially consulted Polybius; apd for those which the Romans waged in . Macedonia, Etoliagi Achaia, and Afia, I have availed myself, mostly of Plutarch's authority. Amongst the Latin writers Salluft, and even Cæfar him. self have been consulted as well as. Tacitụs and Suetonius, the two latter for the lives of the Emperors."
Were this work to be viewed only as a history, it would certainly pass for the best founded in truth : but it may also be considered as a compleat collection of lectures on moral virtues, grounded on the example of that people the moff admirable that ever exifted, together with fome excellent refleétions which the author has had the art to render interefting by the manner in which they are presented.
Raccolta, &c.-Miscellaneous Collection in Prose and Verse,
on Scientific and Literary Subjects, by several eminene Italian Authors: vols ift, 8vo. Ferrara apud Rinaldi,
Mr., Antoni Meloni is the Editor of this very interesting Colle&ion, a volume of which is to appear every three months. The one now under confideration contains, ift. 'a Letter from Abbate Cajetano Migliori giving to Mr. Giordani Patriarch of Antioch,.an explanation of an inscription on stone found a Rome, December 1776, in digging the foundation of the New Vestry at St. Peter's: the inicription is of the reiga of the Emperor Justinian.
2dly, a Latin Oration delivered by Titus Vefpafianus Strozzi of Ferrara, before Pope Innocent VIII. to whom he had beca sentambalador by Hercules I. Duke of Ferrara. This
is extracted from a book bearing neither date nor printer's name, and which is preserved in the library of the Dominican Friars in that city.
3dly, The Praise of Solitude, by Padre Antonio-Maria Mini, Carmelite.
4thly, A Letter from Abbate John Andres, concerning a demonstration given by Galilæi, of a false hypothesis on the acceleration of gravitation.
Sthly, An Introduction to the Science of Medals: the author Anonymous, but tlie article supposed to have been sent from Rome.
6thly, A Differtation on all kinds of Fevers and Agues in General, by Mr. Angelo De la Fabbra, M. D. of FerLastly, Music, a Cantata, by John Bonaccioli
, a Citizen of Ferrara. This Collection does cqual honour to the genius of the writers and the tafte of the editor,
Erpofitio Parafrastia, &c.-The Book of Psalms paraphrased
in Spanish Verses ; together with explanatory Notes by the most eminent Writers on Sacred Subjects'; by Padre Francois Jean de Solo, of the Order of St. Augustine. Madrid, apud Fernandez.
Page 435, line 12, cours, read jours.
ibid, in the Parudy of the lines of Voltaire, 2d. line, Leur, réad ta, in the lines quoted from that writer, line 2d, ta, read Leur. Page 439, first Latin line tenas tead tentas.
444, in the account of La Morale del Sentimento, Dan read Don.
ibid, line 12, mortifying read modifying.
Sutton- Abbey, a Novel, in a Series of Letters, founded on Facts;
2 vols. 12mo. gs. fewed. Richard on and Urquhart.
At this period novel-writing seems to be at a very low ebb, and the novelist does but little credit to his heart or abilities.
For a good novel is nçw become a rara avis. Most are replete with indelicacies, and inflated love-stories. Probability of events, so essential to a novel, aré rarely preserved. And as they are written in to loose a strain, they have a fatal influence on the tender and susceptible minds of the growing generation of both sexes. From the present appearance of things this is too true to be denied, Were circulating libraries to be examined, and cleared of such pernicious trash, we imagine, many: a shelf would be left vacant. But such writings fuit the taste of the age ; therefore the press groans under fuch wretched productions, and,
Sermons are less read than tales, A levity is gonc abroad, its baneful influence is extensive; so it is urgent to be gratified. On this account, writings of a serious cast are thrown by, and loose novels, or books of a similar tendency, are adopted, in their stead." ;
With respect to the novel before us, it is possessed of more delicacy and seriousness than the generality of novels which have lately fallen under our cognizance. It is written by a lady, to which she hath prefixed the following Dedications
6. To the Review RS. " Gentlemen, " Be favourable, if you can! a woman fues ; a woman, who, if she could make herself and family known to you, would not (she is led to hope by the encouragement she has ever met with from her acquaintance) fue in vain : but these the most conceal.
** Fearful of the just censure of the unprejudiced critic, fhe trembles with apprehension at the thoughts of publishing.
“ When the following pages were wrote, they were not intended for publication. At that period the writer was acquainted with most of the characters which under feigned names are represented; and if they are not sufficiently marked, she begs it may be remembered, that the discovery of them was only the penetras tion of a very young woman, who, if sometimes the judged too hasty, has ever received the highest satisfaction in exploring worthy characters.
“ Her pages are stained with the vices of but one of a set of beings from which her sex cannot be too much cautioned---not that caution is her presumptuous style --- he is fenfible the is not equal to