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on the Commencement and Pro- late Emperor of China, in which gress of the Art of Engraving, as twenty-seven persons were emfar as relates to the advantages ployed during five years and is Art has derived from the pro- divided into three parts: ductions of the Italian School. I. Chinese and English, arranged

The Rev. G. G. Scraggs, of according to the Chiqese RadiBuckingham, has in the press, in cals. two duodecimo volumes, Ques. 11. Chinese and English, arranged tions resolved in Divinity, His alphabetically. tory, Biography, and Literature. III. English and Chinese.

Mr. Mudford's Historical Ac. We learn with much pleasure, count of the Battle of Waterloo, that Mrs. Mary Hays, the author with numerous coloured plates, of Female Biograpby, &c. &c. plans, &c. is expected to be com- and lately of the Brothers, has in pleted in December.

the press a counterpart, entitled We understand, that in January Family Anpals, or the Sisters. will appear a work we have be | Mr. Walker, of Dublin, has fore announced, entitled, Memoirs nearly ready for publication, Seand Remains of the late Rev. lections from Lucian, with à LaCharles Buck, collected and ar- tin translation and English notes; ranged from his Papers, and in- and to which is to be added, a terspersed with Observations il- | Mythological Iudex and Lexicon. lustrative of his Character; to Mr. Parkinson has announced which is added, a Brief Review | a second edition of the Hospital of his various Publications. By | Pupil, corrected and enlarged, John Styles, D. D. ·

and divided into two addresses: The Privileges of the Univer one of these to the parents and sity of Cambridge, includiug a guardians of those intended for Chronological Table of all its the medical and chirurgical proCharters; is in a considerable fession, with suggestions as to an state of forwardness; under the improved course of study; the direction of G. Dyer, A. B. for- other is addressed to the pupils merly of Emanuel College, and themselves, on the order of their anthor of the History of the Uni-professional studies, &c.; with versity and Colleges of Cambridge. hints on . entering into practice, As but a few copies will be print- and on medical jurisprudence. ed, we recommend it to subscrib. Early in December will be pubw ers to be early in their application, lished, The Transactions of the either to the Editor, Messrs. Medical Society of London, Vol. I. Longman and Co. London; or Part 2; containing Cases, comDeighton and Sons, Cambridge.municated by Doctors Adams,

A Dictionary of the Chinese Blegborough, Lettsom, ClutterLanguage, by the Rev. Robert buck, Woodforde, Roxburgh, Morrison, is now printing at Ma- Walshman, Sims, Squire, Moody, cao, under the patronage of the Green, Damant, Dale, Jackson, East India Company. It is found Andrée. ed on the Imperial Dictionary, Very soon will appear, the Hiscompiled by order of Kang-He, tory and Antiquities of the Abbey

Church of St. Peter, Westmin-, within a few days. It will consist ster, by E. W. Brayley; with Ar- of Moral and Critical Essays; chitectural and Graphic Illustra- Sketches from History; Classical țions, by J. P. Neale. Part 1, Tales; Poems; Descriptions of embellished with five engravings. remarkable Ruins, and of sub. It is to be in folio, and to corre lime and beautiful Scenery; with spond with the new edition of Pictures from Real Life; and EsDugdale's Monasticon.

says on the Manners and Customs A new weekly publication, en- of different Nations : by some of titled The Literary Bee, or the the best British and Foreign WriNew Family Library, will appear 'ters of the present Age.


A Full and Complete Reply to the | Wool Question attempted to be Calumnies contained in the Catalogue shown. By J. B. S. Raisonné of the Pictures lately ex- El Diablo Cojuelo, Verdades Sona. hibited at the British Gallery, Pali das, y Novelas de la otra Vida, traMall, with other interesting Articles ducidas a estas por Luis de Guevara. relative to the Fine Arts, their Pa- | Anadido al fin con ocho Enigmas cu. trons and Professors, in the 2d Num- rioso y dos Novelas ber of Annals of the Fine Arts.

The Life of William Cobbett, AuA new edition, greatly colarged, of|thor of the Political Register. Writthe Dictionary of Merchandise, and ten by Himself. Nomenclature in all European Lan- The Antiquarian Cabinet. Each guages, for the use of Counting Number will contain 10 beautiful houses, &c. containing the history, Engravings, with Letter-Press De places of growth, culture, use, and scriptions, printed on Royal 8vo. 10 marks of excellency, of such patural Numbers to form a Volume, comproductions as form articles of com prising 100 highly finished Plates. merce. By C. H. Kauffman. Fourth Copies of Verses to the Memory of edition, considerably enlarged, and the late Richard Reynolds, of Bris. improved by an alphabetical arrange- tol, the benevolent Quaker, whose ment of all European Foreign Namies | Charities, during his Life, were per. of Merchandise, with their Trapsla. haps unexampled, and to whose Metion into the English Langnage, by mory the Inhabitants of Bristol are the Editor of the Commercial Dic- 1 raising the most honourable Monutionary, and Foreign Prices Current | ment that ever recorded and perpeof Europe.

| tuated the Virtues of the Dead-a The Sinking Fund; a Letter to the Charitable Institution to reach the Right Hon. George Canning, from a Objects of his Bounty while living. Country Gentleman.

By J. Montgomery, Author of the Purity of the Heart; or, the An Wanderer of Switzerland, &c. cient Costume; a Tale : addressed Medical Suggestions for the Treatto the Author of Glenarvon. By anment of Dysentery, Intermittent, and Old Wife of Twenty Years.

Remittent Fevers, as generally preTwo Letters to the Right Hon. | valent at certain Seasons among the Earl of Sheffield; in which his | Troops in the Field, By Edmund Lordship's Report to the Meeting at Sigismund Somers, M.D. of the Royal Lewes Wool Fair, and the proceed- | College of Physicians, London; Memings at a recent meeting of Wool- ber of the Royal Irish Aeademy ; Hogrowers at Freemasons' Tayern, are norary Fellow of the Royal Medical examined; and the true state of the Society, Edinburgh; Director of Høspitals at the Cape of Good Hope ; Viage de Espana, Francia, et Itaupwards of twenty years Physician lia. Por Don Nicolas de la Cruz to his Majesty's Forces, and Physi- Consil, de la R. Acad. de les Bellas cian in Chief to the Allied Armies in | Arte · 14 vols. 8vo. the Peninsula.

Sermons on the Union of Truth, Nouvelle edition du Voyage du Reason, and Revelation, in the Docs Jeune Anacharsis en Grece, dans le trine of the Established Church of Milieu du quatrième Siècle avant England and Ireland. Preached in l'Ere Chrétienne. Abrégé de l'Ouv the Years 1814, 1815, 1816. By the rage original de l'Abbé Barthelemy, Hon. and Rev. Edward John Tur. à l'Usage de la Jeunesse, avec la Vie nour, A.M. formerly of Saint Mary de l'Auteur, par M. le Duc de Niver- Hall, Oxford ; late Curate of Heston, nois. Cinquième edition. Revue et Middlesex : and Chaplain to the soigneusement corrigée par Vincent Dowager Countess Winterton. Wanostrocht.

The Season and Time ; or, an ExIn 1 vol. with two Engravings, and position of the Prophecies which rea Fac-simile of Buonaparte's Hand- late to the Two Periods of Daniel writing, a Series of Letters, written subsequent to the 1200 Years now on board his Majesty's Ship the Nor- recently expired; being the Time of thumberland, and at St. Helena; in the Seventh Trumpet: and Prophewhich the Conduct and Conversatically assigned to the Extirpation of tions of Napoleon Buonaparte, and Apostacy, and Accomplishment of his Suite, during the voyage, and the the Reconciliation of the Jews, and first months of his residence in that Introduction of the Millennium. Toisland, are faithfully described and gether with Remarks upon the Revorelated. By William Warden, Sur-lutionary Antichrist, proposed by geon on board the Northumberland. | Bp. Horsley and the Rev. G. S. FaNon ego, sed Democritus dixit. ber. By W. Ettrick, A.M. Author

Letters on the Constrained Celi. / of the Second Exodus, or Reflections bacy of the Clergy of the Church of on the Prophecies of the last Times. Rome. Svo.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received a long, and as may be guessed, a most facetious letter from Mr. Monney, the Author of the Tragedy of Caractacus, reviewed in our last number. We said, at the time, that we only noticed that finished specimen of absurdity and ignorance, on account of its pretensions and the complaints in the prefatory matter against the managers of our theatres. In objecting to its grammatical blunders, we hinted that they might have originated in the carelessness of the printer, but the autograph before us shews that Mr. Monney must have been greatly indebted to him for many judicious corrections not merely of grammar. Should Mr. M. continue in his sell.delusion that he has a right to obtrude himself as an Author upon the public, he may be assured that we shall, in future, pass his production without the slightest notice. As for his “ cracking squibs,” we shall be happy (but more surprized) to find that he is capable even of such trifles.

An article on the Police is unavoidably postponed, with several respectable works both in poetry and prose.

ERRATUM.–Page 472, line 3, for temptations, read limitations.




Series the Fifth.

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TO THE PUBLIC. More than six months having now elapsed since the New Proprietors of the CRITICAL Review commenced their undertaking, they readily avail themselves of the opportunity afforded on the opening of the new year, to offer a few remarks upon what they have already accomplished.

In the Address which they prefixed to their publication for June last, they appealed to the future Numbers as the test by which their title to success was to be judged-by that test they are still willing to be tried; and they may assert, without arrogance, that their labours are at least as deserving of public patronage as any of the efforts of the Monthly Censors of the Press. As the Proprietors are the principal Conductors, and often Contributors, to bestow any high praises upon the articles would savour of vanity and egotisin; the less pardonable, because the productions, if they have any merit, will be their own eulogists: selfapplause, at all times questionable, when it is uncalled for, becomes contemptible and ridiculous.

They trust, that their pages have at least been remarkable for the spirit of candour with which they have treated of books and men; always more anxious to bestow praise than to apply censure; speaking, though with firmness, yet with becoming modesty ; and not “ taking upon them as if they were judgment's butchers, and as if the life of truth lay tottering in their verdicts."* Private and personal considerations have never influenced them; and if they have now and then appeared severe, it was in the performance of a duty, not less painful than necessary.

One of the principal objects of the present Proprietors has been, as they before stated, to restore legitimate criticism, whose province had been usurped either by the dry

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analysis of a work, or by a separate essay unconnected with its contents: they were desirous of re-establishing the art as it is described by Dr. Johnson in the preface to the first volume of this Review, published in 1756 : “ To exhibit a succinct plan of every performance; to point out the most striking beauties and glaring defects; to illustrate their remarks with proper quotations; and to convey these remarks in such a manner as might best conduce to the entertainment of the public.”

Thus dismissing the manner, they have a few words to say upon the matter that has chiefly occupied their pages. At least, industry has not been wanting in the fulfilment of their task; and in one respect, the CRITICAL Review has possessed a decided and undeniable superiority over its competitors, viz. in the early notice of foreign productions of interest and value. This indeed is a department neglected by all but themselves, and they have adopted measures to insure their priority in future. Among the works not mentioned by any of their contemporaries, because not wiibin their reach, are-L'Etat present de l'Europe, par Theremin-Memoires historiques sur la Revolution d'Espagne, par de Pradt- Essai sur la Literature EspagnoleCarnot, sa Vie politique et privée-LOrigine de la Langue Grecque vulgaire, par Hase--and Cours d'Economie Politique, par Henri Storch.

Within the period that the CRITICAL Review has been under its new system of management, works in most of the various branches of literature have been noticed in it; and a reference to the table of contents of each number will shew, that no productions of importance have been omit. ted, while many are included which are to be found in no other miscellany of the kind : this is more especially the case with publications under the general and entertaining head of Belles Lettres : works of fancy, whether in prose or verse, if worthy of observation, have never escaped attention; and to the Drama a separate division has been appropriated, where original plays, that have not been exposed to a public auditory, or critical attempts upon the stage and those who tread it, are regularly considered.

It was originally the intention of the Proprietors to have inserted in their Address a list of the principal works reviewed, but they found that, however abridged, it would occupy too large a space; and they have, therefore, been - obliged to content themselves with a comprehensive summary. They have especially applied their attention to the

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