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ance with history and antiquities; besides which, he must be inqui-
fijve, laborious and accurate; and it will be farther neceffary that he
hould be able to support that expence both of time and money
which a faishful and ingenious narration of this kind will certainly
demand. From looking into these volumes it appears to us that Mr.
'Throsby has greatly failed as to the most agreeable and beneficiat
execurion of a work of this narure. He expresses himself with diffi-
dence concerning his performance, and affures the Public of the
pains he has employed about it. We are unwilling wholly to con-
demn it, though we cannot speak in iis 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 concern.
ing o her councies. Perhaps, however, he may have suggested some
hints or observations that may be ferviceable whenever another History
of Leicefter bire shall be undertaken.
Art. 25. Remarks and Conjectures on the Voyage of the Ships

Refolution and Discovery, in Search of a northerly Paslage from
Kimichacka io Eugans, afier the Death of Capt. James Cook :
with Riarns !o imagine that those Ships have wintered in Siberia,"
Nova Zembla, or Lapland. To which is added, an Eulogium, or
Tribute of Gratii de to the Memory of that celebrated Navigator.
Intended as a Puidude or introduction to a future Publication on
the Subject of the North-eal Puff-ge. '8vo. is. Bew, 1780.

Letters arrived a few days ago at the India-houre, containing cer-
tain information that this Author is mistaken 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
expected without this certain information,
Art. 26. The Crisis. Now or never. Addressed to the People

of England. Concluding wish a poetical Invocation to the Genius
of England. By a Gloucestershire Freeholder. 410. 1 s. 6 d.

This Gloucestershire freeholder, though a very indifferent writer,
expresies himself like an honest and well meaning man. His patch-
work plan of reformation is a triennial parliament, and change of
ministers. A change of ministers, to those who may be immediately
interenied in the change, is no doubt desirable; but the people at
la ge will surely with for something more fubilanuial--annual parlia
ments, and an equal represenzation.

Art. 27. An Abfrait of the Trial of George Straiton, Henry

Brooke, Charles Floyer, and George Mackay, Ejquires, for deposing
the Right Honourable Lord Pigot, late Governor of Fort St.
George, in the East Indies. 8vo. I s, 6 d. Murray. 1780.

This abliract, we are informed, is printed from the notes of a gen.
tleman of Lincoln's Inn; and is intended for public information, as
the defendants decline publishing the notes of their fhor:-hand
wsiters. Whatever the defendan's may propose to themselves by
ornitting such a publication, they are no doubt extremely well satila
fied with the event of the trial. The general circundances of the


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unhappy Lord Pigot's fate, are well known ; and Madam Juftice, like any other whimsical lady, only gave the acting parties in it a gentle cap with her fan, and said-Get you gone, for a pack of naughty. boys! Art. 28. The Literary Hißory of the Troubadours. Containing

their Lives, Extraéts from their Works, and many Particulars reJative to the Customs, Morals, and History of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. Collected and abridged from the French of M. De Saint-Pelaie, by the Author of the Life of Petrarch. Octavo. 6 s. Boards. Cadell. 1779.

In the Appendix to the 51st, 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 re. fer 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 defirous of being acquainted with the manners and customs of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, We see (to use Mrs. Dobson's own words) sovereigns and great lords, knights and noble ladies, monks and prelares, libertines and devotees, enthusiasts in love or in religion, satirists or licentious flatterers, pass in review before us.'

R. 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, Elg. The Aftronomical Part by James Ferguson, F.R.S. A new Edie cion, with great Additions and Improvements. Illustrated with a Set of large Maps, engraved by Mr. Kirchin, &c. 4to. il. is Dilly, &c. 1780.

It is unnecessary to say any thing concerning the nature, design, 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 sufficient account of this undertaking, in the xlvih volume of our Review. Mr. Guthrie's performance was at first principally intended for schools ; but having met with almost universal approba. cion, it has been thought proper to print a new edition of it, on 2 large type, and in a handsome quarto volume, and to enrich it with a new se: of maps, engraved by the best artists.

The work being historical, as well as geographical, the perpetual fluctuation of human affairs has rendered some considerable additions necessary in the historical part; such additions have accordingly been made in the edition 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 southern hemisphere.' In the descriptions of several countries,


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likewise, and in the accounts of their histories, several particulars are added, which need not be diftintly 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 I dies. Containing a true and circumftantial Account of their Government, Administration, and Proceedings, their Por. sessions, drooping Trade, Navigation, &c. By a Person long resi. dent in India. 8vo. 1 s. 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 Englith 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-praclices we make such a rout, are by the aforesaid method 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

Miitress of Lewis XV. of France ; containing her Correspondence with the Princes of the Blood, Ministers of State and others; in. cluding the History of that Favourite, and several curious Anecdotes of the Court of Versailles, during the lait six Years of that Reign; with explanatory Notes. Translated from the French. 8vo. 33. sewed. Kearsley. 1779.

Perhaps there is no part of the globe where female influence is so extensive as in France. Madame Du Barry is only one instance, among several, in which the mistress of a King of France has been in fact his prime minister. In this capacity The alled for many years: and whether these letters 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

worin the Norice of the Merchant. By James Haigh, Silk and Mullin Dyer, Leeds. 8vo. 6d. Rivington and Son.

Mr. Haigh seems laudabiy 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 fome practical instructions that may be of use to the dyers; and a very important hint to the mercbants, that they cannot reasonably expect to have the finest colours, when they are unwilling to pay a proportionate price for them.--This observation is indeed of great consequence, and well worth the attention of merchants in general, who frequently contribute to the ruin of our manufatures, by establishing a mean comperition among the workpeople, not which shall excel in quality, but which shall make their goods the cheapest, and confequently the worst. A contrary and more liberal way of thinking would greatly tend to improve and ellablin the character of our manufactures: and we should 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 wilhed to make a fine colour, begun by dil, charging the fufe of all impurity, and making it first a perfezt wbite ; and no doubt great care and exa&iness in the preparation, clearnefi in --the liquess, and neatness in the whole proceis, are of great confequence in this very useful art.

D-iball For our account of Mr. Haigh's Dyer's Alifint in the Art of Dying W'col and Woollen Goods, see Review for Auguit 1779, p. 158.

Respeeting A MERIC A. Art. 33. A Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great

Britain and the Coionies : with a Plan of Accommodation, on Conititutional Principles. By the Author of " Letters to a Nobleman, on the Conduct of the American War. 8vo. 2 s. New. York printed, in 1775, and now republished by Wilkie. 178.

This republication contains two tracts, viz. the Cardid Examina. tion, and a defence of is, in answer to An Address to the Examine:. They were originally published in America, with delign to prevail on the Colonilts to take the path of accommodation, and to avoid the horsors of a civil war:' and they are reprinted in Britain, 'ata tiine when' (says the Author) the Public have reason to hope that proper measures will soon be taken to unite the two countries apoa juft and constitutional principles'-in order to throw some light upon the fubje&t.'- The Author, it is supposed, is Mr. Galloway, late a member of Congress, and a convert to the British Government. To this Geniteinan we owe, not only the Letters to a Nobleman abovementioned, but she two following well-received tracts, viz. “ Cool

Thoughts on the Consequences of American Independence," and “ Hiftorical and political Reflections on the Rise and Progress of the American Rebellion;” Thele performances have been respectively characterised and commended in our Reviews; and the presen: Examination is equally worthy of the very fenfible and in genious Writer. Art. 34. An Ellay on the Interests of Great Britain in regard to

s'mexica: or, An Quiline of the Terms on which Peace may be restored to the Two Countries. 8vo. 6 d. Sewell. 1980.

After expatiating, with good sense, on the impolicy of our coolinuing the war in North America, the Author proceeds to enumerate the terms on which an happy union between the two countries mighi be effected : he says they are such as would, he is “ well affured, be received by America." For the particulars, we refer to the tract. To see them take effeli, were a confummation devoutly to be wished.

MILITARY AFFAIRS. Art. 35. A Supplement to the State of the Expedition from Canada *,

containing General Burgoyne's Orders, respecting the principal Movements and Operations of the Army, to the sailing of the Siege of Ticonderoga. 400. 18. 6 d. Becker, &c. 1780.

· The Editor does not undertake to lay before the Public the whole of General Burgoyne's orders during the campaign of 1777.-Iu so extensive a detail, many would appear quite unigreresting at the pre

* See our account of the State of the Expedition, &c. Review for March, Art. 33 of the Catalogue.


fent moment, and even at the time they were givev, except perhaps to the departments immediately concerned, as far as regarded their execution : such are those respecting the daily duties, the hospital, the commiserate, drivers, &c. Thole only have been selecled, tbac have for their object the general arrangements and movements of the army, and which may tend to illustrate the operations of the campaign. There are likewise some few by Generals Carleton and Philips, which are introduced here, as relating in particular to Geo neral Burgoyne's expedition.

• The Editor's principal inducement for offering these orders to the Public, was drawn not only from the idea that the state of the expedicion is incomplete without them, but likewise from the observation of che avidity wick which General Wolfe's orders were received by all raoks of people, and particularly by the officers of the army Ic was conceived, that if General Wolle's orders were esteered as mo: dels to commanding officers of corps, as well as instručlive lessons in their profession to those of an inferior rank, General Burgoyne's would more fully answer char description, as they rela:e to military transactions far more important, and to scenes infinitely more inte. refting to the Public.-Beside that the Author of them is known to add to the knowledge and experience of the General all the cxterior 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.'

Art. 36. Elegiac Epiftles on the Calamities of Love and War:

Including a genuine Description of the tragical Engagement be-
tween 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 Authorsmand sold by Pridder. 1780.

These Epistles, though written in no very high strain of poetry, are yet not deftitute of that pathetic tenderness which is thought to conštitute 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 squeamishly faftidious, they will probably communicate more pleasure tban may be afforded by some more elegant and laboured performances, chat are written without an immediate appeal to the feelings of the


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