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Sallads, that shame ragouts, shall woo thy talte ;
Deep thalt thou delve in Weltjie's motley patie;
DERBY shall lend, if not his plare, his cooks,
And, know, I've bought the best Champaigne from BROOKS;
From liberal Brooks, whose speculative skill,
Is hatty credit, and a diftant bill;
Who, nurs’d in clubs, disdains a vulgar trade,
Exults to trust, and blushes to be paid !

“On that auspicious night, fupremely grac'd
With cholen gueits, the pride of liberal Taste,
Noc in contentious heat, nor madd’ning Atrife,
Not with the busy ills, nor cares of life,
We'll waste the fleeting hours ; far happier themes
Shall claim each thought, and chase Ambition's dreamsa
Each Beauty that Sublimity can boait
He best shall tell, who fill unites them most.
Of Wit, of Taite, of Fancy, we'll debate ;
IF SHERIDAN for once is not too late :
But scarce a thought to ministers we'li spare,
Unless on Polish politics, with Hari :
Good-natur'd DEVON ! oft shall then appear
The cool complacence of thy friendly ineer :
Oft shall FITZPATRICK's wit, and Stanhope's ease,
And BURGOYNE's manly ser se unite to please.
And while each guest attends our varied feats
Of scatter'd covies and retreating fleets,
Me shall they with some better sport to gain,

And Thee more glory, from the next campaign.'
There are a few verbal inaccuracies, too trilling indeed to be
coriced in a poem of less excellence, which, in the ardour of com-
position, have escaped correction : one or two we have marked in

We believe it is now a needless piece of information, that the
Public are indebted for this performance to the same elegant pen
that produced the Project, and the Wreath of Falmon
Art. 29. Ruin seize thee, ruthless King! A Pindaric Ode, not
written by Mr Gray. 410.

is. Almon. 1779.
This free parody contains many lines that are humorous, some
that are unintelligible, and a few that are impudent.

Art. 30. William and Nanny; a Ballad Farce, in Two Acts.

As performed at the Theatre in Covent Garden, 8vo.
Kearily. 1779.

Idle fing-long, and Aimsy dialogue, sullained by hacknied cha-
racters poorly delineated, nos enlivened by humour, nor rendered
in:ereiting by any circumstances of the fable.

C. Art. 31. The Cottagers : A Musical Entertainment. As per. formed at the Thcatre in Covent Garden. 8vo. 6 d. Griffin.

The firti draught of William and Nanny, the Author of which has thus characterised the Cottagers. " The fact is, that this little farce was originally written ten or eleven years ago; as it stood then, a


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real Baronet was in love with Nanny, who generoufly refigned her
10 William, on discovering their attachment; this was thought FLAT

Preface to William and Nanny.
We have only

to echo the Author's last words, fiat and infipid ! C. Art. 32. The Critic; or, Tragedy Rehearsed: a Literary Catch

penny! by way of Prelude to a Dramatic After-piece. By R. B.
Sheridan, Esq. With a Dedication, Preface, and Prologue. 8vo.
I 5. Kingsbury. 1779.

Many a true word spoken in jest. This piece exactly answers the
defcription in its title-page. A literary catch penny, by way of
prelude to a dramatic after piece.”

c. Art. 33. The Critic Anticipated; or, the Humours of the Green

Room : A Farce. As rehearstd behind the Curiain of the Theatre
in Drury Lane. By R. B. S. Esq; &c. 8vo. 15. Bladon, 1779.

Alius & idem! Another theatrical mushroom, engendered by the
warmth of Mr. Sheridan's reputation.

Art. 34. The Alirror; or, Harlequin everycuhere. A Pantomi-

mical Burletta. As performed at the Theatre, Covent Garden.

is. Kearsly. 1779.
This pantomimical burietta may, for aught we know, be a very di-
verting Ipectacle on the theatre ;-in the closee it is but a poor en-

c. Art. 35. The Shepherdess of the Alps; a Comic Opera, in Three

A&s. As performed at the Theatre, Covent Garden, 8vo,
I s. 6 d. Kearly, 1780.

A dramatic travesty of the elegant and affecting tale of Marmontel.
The character of Count Triste is founded, if we recollect rightly, on
one of the Proverbes Dramatiques. Most of the other comic cha-
racters and incidents are mere counterparts to those which have been
repeatedly exhibited, with more address, in our late musical dramas.

C. Art. 36. Remarks on the Law of Defcent, and on the Reasons

assigned by Mr. Justice Black Alone for rejecting, in his Table of to. ') Delcent, a Point of Doctrine laid down in Plowden, Lord Bacon, and Hale. 410. I s. 6 d. Brooke.

The point of law here discussed, in 47 quarto pages, is,“ Whether
the heir of the Great Grandmother, on the part of the father, ought
10 be preferred, in the course of the inberitance, to the heir of the
Grandmother on the same side; or, vice verfa ?" Mr. Juttice Black-
Hone gives the preference to the Great Grandmother, in contradic-
ijon (as this Author contends) to the ancient doctrine. Had the
learned Commentator on the laws of England contented himself with
fingly declaring his opinion on the subject, the Public would find
little difficulty in chusing between so weighty an authority, and that
of an anonymous writer ; but as the reasons on which the former
grounds his opinion are assigned at some length, those reasons are
certainly open to the freeft examination. The question is shifted
from authority to argument. Our Remarker enters on the discussion
wi:h temper, and with decency; but with what success he hath ac.
quitted himself, must be left to the decision of those wko are desp in

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this particular subject. The investigation of a law-thefis hath no
charms for the generality of readers. Courts of justice do not fit to
decide abstract points of law. They require real parties, real in-
terests, and an adual caose depending before them; but there is al-
ways an avenue to the judgment of men of learning through the
medium of the press. Ingenuity can here exert itself with no other
client than the bookseller, and find its way to public notice, though
the gates of Weitminster-hall are shut.

(The above account was prepared for the press before we were
informed of the melancholy event which has deprived our country of
the respectable Judge, whose opinion is canvafled in this pamphlet.
Criticism may lay aside her pen; and Controversy herself for a
while forget her acrimony, to ihed a tear over departed genius and
learning. An author's best and noblest monument is his writings.
Non omnis moritur. And we have the satisfaction to hear that a
pofthumous work is bequeathed, by Sir W. Blackstone, to the pro-
fefsion of the law, as well as some Additions with which his Commen,
scries or the Laws of England will be enriched.]

Art. 37. The Garden Mushroom : Its Nature and Cultivation.

A Treatise exhibiting full and plain Directions, for producing this
desirable Plant in Perfection and Plenty, according to the true
successful Practice of the London Gardeners. By John Aber-
crombie, Author of the Gardener's Kalendar. 8vo.

I s. 6 d.
L. Davis.

Though this treatise contains nothing materially new, yet, as it
enters more minutely into the subject than any former publication, it
will not be without its use to the curious gardener, who wishes to cul-
tivate the vegetable of which it treats, in the highest perfe&ion. The
roles, as we learn from a gentleman who has had some experience in
these matters, are the same which are observed by the best gardeners.

Art. 38. Lessons in Elocution ; or, Miscellaneous Pieces in Prole

and Verse; selected from the best Authors, for the Perusal of Per.
fons of Talte, and the Improvement of Youth in Reading and
Speaking. By William Scott, Teacher in Edinburgh. izmo.
35. Elliot, Edinburgh ; Longman, London. 1779.

The idea of this compilation is evidently borrowed from Dr. Ene feld's Speaker, a work, the general ase of which is its belt praile. A very considerable part of the lessons in both are the same; and where they differ (to say the least), we see no reason to give the preference to Mr. Scott's judgment and taite in selection. With respea to the disposition of the materials, the method adopted in the Speaker, of arranging the pieces under the several difinci fpecies of elocution, narrative, didactic, argumentative, oratorical, &c. is certainly much better suited to answer the purpose of improvemert in speaking, than a promiscuous miscellany in proje and verse; for each branch of elocution has its proper tone and manner, which must be belt acquired by repeated exercise.



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Art. 39. An Enquiry into, and Remarks upon, the Conduct of Lieu

tenant General Burgoyne. The Plan of Operation for the Campaign, 1777. Thę inftructions from the Secretary of State. And the Circumstances that led to the Loss of the Northern Army. Evo.

Matthews. 1780. This review of the conduct of General Burgoyne, with regard to that unfortunate expedition, which ended in the loss of his army, is written with kcenness and energy, but with a degree of rancour which marks the spirit of party.-Perhaps, we may infer, without any great pretensions to fagacity, that if the luckless General had forborne to connect himself with Opposirion, fince his parole return to England, he would have been less exposed to the virulent attacks of those literary Pandours, who skirmith under the minifterial standard.



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vindicated, till I saw your remarks upon it in the Review for last November; where you justly call the Author a moft illiberal intolerani. One thing I took more particular notice of, that he says,

“ The old Will Whiston affirmed, that Jesus Chriit was a mere man, the son of Joseph and Mary, in the same manner as he was the natural product of a male and female Whifon.”

Now, as grandson to Mr. Whifton, and well acquainted with his opinions, I will take upon me to aflirm, that that was not his belief; and the Author has no right to charge him with it, unless he can produce one passage, at least, out of his numerous writings, which says fo; which I hereby call upon him to do. And if he does not now the difference between a Socinian, which Mr. Whiston was not, und what is called an Arian, which he owned himself to be, this Au. thor is not qualified to write on that controversy.

Mr. Whilton's opinions, which I shall neither deay, nor am ashamed of, will be best seen by some quotations from his own writings: I shall take them from his Account of the Primitive Faith, in the fourth volume of his Primitive Christianity revived; where he says as follows:

Art. 5. ' Jesus Christ is the Holy One of God, a Being or Person, of fupereminent and divine perfections, knowledge, power, and authority; and so far superior to all subordinate creatures ; i. e. to all the thrones, dominions, pricipalities, powers, cherubim, seraphim, archangels, angels, and men, which are made subject unto him."

Art. 6. Jesus Christ is the royos 18 Tego W.OS, The first begotten of all creatures, The beginning of the creation of God. i. e. a Divine Being or Person, created or begotten by the Father before all ages; or before all subordinate creatures, visible and invisible.'

Art. 7. ' God the Father by his Word, by his Son, or by Jefus Christ, as his minister or active instrumeni, at first created, made, ordered, or disposed; and fill governs all the subordinate creatures, vigible and invvigible.'



Art. 9. ' Jesus Christ, the Word and Son of God, was very frequently sent by the Supreme God, the Father, in the ancient ages; and again, more apparently at bis incarnation ; as his servant, his vicegerent, and minister, into the world.'

Art. 13. ' Jesus Christ, the Word and Son of God, did in his Divine nature, in the most ancient times, properly descend from braven, and appear at several times, and in several places, to the patriarchs; personating the Supreme God, or acting wholly in his name, and as his deputy and vicegerent in the world.

Art. 14. ' Jesus Chrift, the Word and Son of God, descended properly again from heaven, in his Divine nature, and became man; being by the power of the Holy Ghost, conceived in, and born of, the blessed Virgin Mary; and increasing afterward in wisdom and Mature like other men.'

From these quotations, to which more might be added, let any impartial person judge, whether Mr. Whifton thought our Saviour a mere man; who he says was far superior to angels and men, and as God's minister created and governs them (Art. 5, and 7.), or that he did not exist before Joseph and Mary; who, he says, was before all ages, and in the moji ancient times appeared to the patriarchs (4 st. 6 and 13.).

T. BARKER, Lyndon, Jan. 17, 1780.

We are forry that any thing we have said concerning Dr. Delany, in our Review of the Supplement to the Works of Dean Swift *, should have drawn on us the suspicion of halte or parciality. We respect the abilities and learning of Dr. D. and we elecm his general character. In quoting fuch passages as occurred in Lord Qrrery's letters, respecting the Doctor, we meant rather a compliment to his virtues, than a reflection on his memory. If his Lordhip misrepresented some parts of the Doctor's character, at the time when he bestowed such liberal encomiums on other parts of it, we are not answerable for the mistake. From the anecdotes preserved of the Doctor, and published by Mr. Nichols, we see enough to convince us, that the best men have their peevish and splenetic hours ; and unless Lord Orrery can be suspected of an illiberal falsehood with respect to the man for whom he professeth so much good-will, we must give credit to the complaint he made of the harsh treatment he had met with from Dr. Delany.

Bork We acknowledge the policeness of C. D's letter, and thank him for his obliging hint respecting a General Catalogue.

N. B. If C. D. can produce suficient proofs to invalidate the reflections of Lord Orrery, or will communicate any particulars to illustrate the character of Dr. Delany, we shall probably have no objection to laying them before the public.

#t In your Monthly Review for Dec. 1779, I find a mistake t ia P. 444. It is there related, in the Article “ Historical Account of

* See Review for November, Art. IX.

Not of the Reviewer, but of the Author there quoted.


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