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entertained of the power of public opinion anticipation; if he moved, of his brother's fate ; a certain degree of misanthropy, and com: plete scepticism on the possibility of improving his fellow creatures. This misanthropy guided him very strangely in his conuct towards the oflicers in bis department. He gave himself not the least trouble. about them. Whether they succeeded or were ruined'; whether they were respectable or contemptible, industrious or idle, it was: all the same to bim. Merit Dever assisted, nor demerit lowered any onc. Scarcely was he acquainted personally with half a dozen : persons in the ollices nearest to him; the rest be nerer saw, nor did he even know their names. It was not pride or the spirit of aristocracy, which occasioned so strange a conduct :.lt aruse entiretyt from contempt of mankind, and coldness of brart. Great faults that passed immediately under liis eyes, he would scarcely notice, or if an inquiry was to be made, he would throw all difficulties into the way, and then make the bitterest jests on ibose who conducted, the inquiry. It may easily be imagined ibar. such a character couldı not be beloved, and it scarcely scems necessary to employ su muay: ..pages on his life.
But this unhappy misanthrope was not free from the vices attaching so generally to ministerial characters. Ile could prefer his relations to posts of profit, though they bad no pretensions from merit; and he vindicated his conduct, by saying that it was natural and necessary, and nothing else but what was done by every public man in the
world, and that others in his place would have done much worse. Yet voy with all these drawbacks we are told that Siruensee was a ranables
character, that he possessed the noblest sentiments, that he was - incapable of meauness, and was devoid of selfislı Hess. A proof of
the latter is the small sum left by him at bis decease, only about a
A negligent public othcer is no uncommon thing, but whether they are misanthropes, or four of the pleasures of society, they ought to be held up to the indignation of the public. The author was a friend to his hero, but he has painted him in such colours, that not one will respect his memery; and as lie has given us no information on the nature of the departments over which Struensee was placed, fesy persons will take an interest in the perusal of a life capable of affording so little of either instruction or amusement.
Art. 28.--Zweckmüssige vorkehrungen gegen die ausgebrochene ye
treide theurung, sc. Animadversions on the Scarcity of Provisions, and Mcuns of pre
. tenting it in future. . .'. i ART. 29.--Ein sehr leichtes omittel wie rittergutsbesitzer, &c. A tcry easy Method for Landholders and Farmers to give Bread in
the cheapest Munner to the Poor. .. Till above works on the scarcity of provisions, and the temely
against this evil in future, are a small part only of the number of writings, wbich this subject occasioned in Germany as well as in Engs land. The satne absurdities issued from the press and the pulpit in both countries. Every one, who was not concerned in the raising of food, or in the sale of it, cuuld casily see the disagréeable effects of the dearness of provisions, aud point out a remedy at the expense of the landholder, fariner, miller, and cornfactor ; but, if the same remedies had been proposed for the dearness of cloth, shoes, sugar, and similar articles, all the dealers in these commodities would have been in an uproar, and exclaimed against such itlegal interference. The first of these publications bas found out an easy temedy against scurcity: it is suinply to establish magazines in érery distriet; to have in them a stock of provisions sufficient for a hair year's cousumption; to dole them out when they sbould arise beyond a certain price, anil ibus plenty would reluain for ever in the country. Unaccountable illusion! What will be the expence of erecting these magazines, providing officers to inspect them, and purchasing the provisions ? Are they likely to be so well preserved as in the baros of the farmer, who has an interest in preserving them, and who in fact is obliged, for the supply of his owa wants, to bring them forward little by little to market? Tlie barns and yards of the farmer are, we assert it, the best repositories for the corn; the less the governinent of any state interferes in it, the better; and the experience of our own country, when tbe council took the providing of it with corn out of the hands of the regular merchant, and thus prodigiqusly enhanced its price, may teach other nations, that the only way to obviate the evils of famine, is to leave the supply of the markets unrestrained by either checks or rewards,
- If the erecting of magazines would be a most expensive way of supplying the country with corn, the mode proposed to alleviate faming by the divine in the second of these works is fraught with every species of absurdity as sreli as of mischief. L'nder the appearance of regard for humanity, is couched an encouragement to indolence, intpertinence, and every evil propensity of our nature. The landbolder and the farmer are, at the time of harvest, to throw away bountifully their sheaves to the hungry; at the time when labourers are most wanted, they are to be filled with food without labour. It Providence sends an abundance, it does not follow that it is to be dissipated without föresight. In his zeal for humanity, the preacher forgets that some charity is due to the farmer, and it he is to pay his rent and his taxes, he can no more distribute his sheaves than the preacher call in ali the vagabonds of the district, to divide with them the profits of bis benefice. We have bappily got the better of our scarcity, and also of those dreams of benevolence in soup kitchens and similar devices, which to relieve one class the most undeserving, brought great distress upon the industrious housekeeper, who was only just removed from the recessity of applyir:g to them for relief. But this German divine has gone out of his sphere, and be should have reflecord, that bis mode of talking was calculated not only to increase discontent and to encourage julenrebe, but absolutely to inako famine perpetual.
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AUTHORS' NAMES AND TITLES OF BOOKS..
ADDRESS to methodists,
Liable to material objections, 6.
The doctrine of original sin as taught
by the schoolmen. 7. As taught by
209 the Lutherans, 8. These contending
theories applied to the explication of
505.---object of this work to discover the schoolmen and the Romish church
of Genesis' contains only a concise he made to the dangerous opinions
ibid, of the Pelagians and Anabaptists, 10.
Burnet pointed out, 13. The contro-"
99 to an attempt to establish a Britisha
219 settlement on the island of Bulama on
the western coast of Africa, 193.
The outline of the work, ibid. Rea.
111 sons stated why the island of Bulama
The predestinarian system of Calvin culated for the commenceinent of the
ciis; a large part of the members of ria's delight, ibid. Description of
Clout's Funeral sermon,
323 Contes Moraux pour l'instruction de
446 Conversations on moral and religious
Hocroft, 14., The aim of this work Cooke's Funeral Sermons 432
more successfully cutuvated in Vien-
324 many, 470. · Fatality of the small-
112 derate price of provisions, ibid. Nu-
merous signs of taverns and public
- 222 tirely frequenced by Grecks; the hos.
101 pitality of the inhabitants of Vien.
sentimental but peevish traveller ; a Palace of Schoenbruun, 372. Of Au.
og. Derivation of Hermes, 510. siastics and Indians to massacre the
History of Mercury, ibid. The dif. Spaniards; the author escapes from the
tion of an Iudian, who interfered ia'
speech delivered before the lord lieute. signal, by which friends were to be
pocket, and arrives at Dublin, ibid.
ledge, 300: Definition of man, 301. obscure bookstall, but disgusted with,
shop-boy to a second-hand booksel.
The author's arrival at New York, Dr. Houlton, who affords him an
sensitive linnet, ibid. He quits Dr.
nent of North America, 149. Dia scene painter belonging to the Dublin
prospect of a voyage to Botany Bay, tice of Mr. Oweoson, who intro-
exertions of his friends, 317. Is pa-
• considered, 151. The author sets out 108th regiment; arrives in England
for Botany Bay ; is driven by a hurri in 1994; is pati onized by the most
Dick's Lectures on the Acts, 431
which Die Alterthumer der Mannussohne aus
Dimsdale sulphur baths, 223
Doctrine of philosophical necessity,219
Douglas's Life of Professor Geliert
ind;. tribes, and the boors of Russia, ibid. dies at the university of Leipsic at
op Specimen of North American clean. the age of nineteen, 359. An inci
. panies Father Hernandez on a spiritu. the pulpit ; Gellert undertakes the