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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 complete scepticism on the possibility of improving his fellow creatures.' This misanthropy guided hinı very strangely in his cowuct towards the ollicers in his department. He gave himself not the least trouble about them. Wbether they succeeded or were ruined'; whethers they were respectable or contemptible, industrious or idle, it was.: all the same tu bim. , Alerit never assisted, nor demerit lowered uny: ono. Scarcely was he acquainted personally with half a dozen: persons in the oilices nearest to him; ille rest he nerer saw, nor'did: he even know their names. It was not pride vor the spirit of aristocracy, which occasioned so strange a conduct: it arose entirelyt srom contempt of mankind, and coldness of hrart. Great faulis) that passed immediately under lis eyes, he would scarcely notice, or it 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 that such a character could not be beloved, and it scarcely scens necessary to einploy su many pages on bis lile.
But this unhappy misanthrope was not free from the vices attaching so generally to ministerial characters. lle could prefer his relations to posts os protit, though they bad no pretensions fron merit; and he vindicated his conduci, by saying ihat it was natural and necessary, and nothing else but what was done by cvery public man in the world, and that others in his place would have done much worse. Yrs with all these drawbacks we are told that Siruensee was a ramable character, that he possessed the noblest sentiments, that he was incapable of meanness, and was devoid of sellisliness. A proof of the latter is the small sum lett by him at bis decease, only about a hundred and i wenty thousand rixdollars, a suin which much dise! appointed the expectation of the public.
A negligent public othcer is no uncommon thing, but whether they are misanthropes, or foud of the pleasures of society, they ought to be held up to the indignation of ile public. The author was a friend to his hero, but he has painted him in such colours, that nis one will respece his memery; and as he has given us no information on the nature of the departments over which Siruensee was placed, fery persons will take an interest in the perusal of a life capable of affording so little of either instruction or amusement. Art. 28.-Zueckmüssige vorkehrungen gegen die ausgebrochene ge
treide theurung, yc. Animadversions on the Scarcity of Provisions, and Alcans of pre
tenting it in future. ART. 29. ---Ein sehr leichtes mittel wic rittergutsbesitzer, &c. A cry eisy Method for Landholders and Farmers to give Bread in
the cheapest Munner to the poor, TIE above works on the scarcity of provisions, and the temedy against this evil in futuro, are a small part only of the number of writings, which this subject occasioned in Germany as well asia Eng 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, could casily see the disagréeable effects of the dearness of provisions, aud point out a remedy at the ex. pense of the landholder, fariner, miller, and cornfuctor ; 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 explained against such illegal interference. The first of these publications bas found out an easy temedy against scurcity: it is simply to establish magazines in erery distriet ; to have in them a stock of provisions sufficient for a half year's consumption; to dole them out when they sbould arise beyond a certain price, and thus plenty would reigain for ever in the country. Unaceountable illusion! What will be the expence of erecting these magazines, providing officers to inspect them, and purcbasing the provisions ? Are they likely to be so well preserved as in the barus 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? Ilie barns and yards of the farmer are, we assert it, the best repositories for the corn; the less the gorernment of any state interferes in it, the better; and the experience of our own country, when the council touk the providing of it with corn out of the bands 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 famine by the divine in the second of these works is fraught with every species of absurdity as well as of mischief. Under the appearance of regard for humanity, is couched an encouragement to indolence, intpertinence, and every evit propensity of our nature. The landbolder and the farmer are, at the timo of harvest, to throw away. bountifuliy 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 foresigbt. 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 all the vagabonds of the district, to divide with them the profits of his 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 greai 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 reflected, that bis mode of talking was calculated not only to increase discontent and to encourage julenese, but absolutely to make famine perpetual
AUTHORS NAMES AND TITLES OF BOOKS.
ADDRESS to methodists, 320
505.---object of this work to discover
par Madame de Geolis, 520. All
The predestinarian system of Calvin
APP, VOL. 7.
Liable to material objections, 6. .
to an attempt to establish a British
198. Dissension prevails in the cous.
ciis ; a large part of the members of ria's delight, ibid. Description of
Cataract, Cooper on the,
Circle of the sciences,
Clout's Funeral sermon,
Cockin's Rural Sabbath,
Cojler's Sacred Dramas,
terial evidence of the religion of Commerce of Great Britain, present
96 stale of the,
Contes Moraux pour l'instruction de
Conversations on moral and religious
Ho!crofi, 14. , The aim of this work Cooke's Funeral Sermons.
Jack the Painter, latitude in which it is placed, ( 48 deg.
more successfully cuiuvated in Viena
na than in all the other cowas of Cer-
many, 470. - Fatality of the small-
pox; charitable institutions; mo-
merous signs of laverns and public
houses; a coffee-house almost en.
222 tirely frequenced by Greeks; the hos-
pitality of the inhabitants of Vien.
sentimental but peevish traveller ; a Palace of Schoenbrunn, 372. Of As.
Helogoland, 131. An Creation of body and soul,
469. Derivation of Hermes, 510.
siastics and Indians to massacre the
tion of an lodian, who interfered ia'
speech delivered before the lord lieute. signal, by which friends were to be
Ex- ther's school at Ennis in the county
pocket, and arrives at Dublin, ibid.
obscure book stall, but disgusted with
shop-boy to a second-hand booksel.
ler, where he attracted the notice of
asylum in his house, 315.
Theatre, where he attracted the no-
duced the youthful puet to'a numerous
exertions of his friends, 317. Is paar
the 28th year of his age,
Dick's Lectures on the Acts, 431
Die Alterthumer der Mannussohne aus
der fedar des grafen,
Dimsdale sulphur baths,
Dix's Treatise on co. s.ructing maps,
Doctrine of philosophical necessity,219
Douglas's Life of Professor Geliert
dent recorded of his first essay in
education of two