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warfare, hold faft their integrity, and be faithful ftewards of the councils of God, and the feveral talents committed to their care.
However much it may be our duty to refift temptations, our daily prayer is, that we may not be led into them; and a knowledge of human nature, impreffed with a due fenfe of our religious duty, will never difpofe us to with the number of them increafed, merely to fignalize ourselves in trials of strength. Exchanging fmall livings for larger, accumulating one to another, and feeking diftinctions and dignities to gain refpect to wealth; may without question fpring from a defire of becoming burning and fhining lights among men; but when fuch worldly emoluments are enjoyed without referve, how does the chriftian duty of felf-denial appear? When do we see the clergyman, oppreffed with worldly favour, draw back the hand of acceptance, and fay- No more;-the fpirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. My trials must not exceed my strength. I am not equal to farther temptations.'
The refult of an argument flarted we fcarcely know why, will terminate in an eafy decifion, by adding, that the clergy may not be fo unfit for acting in the commiffion of the peace, as the various duties of magiflracy are unfit for them, while they adhere to the fpirit of their clerical engagements.
Art. 16. Lafting Peace to Europe: the Dream of an antient
A man's wakeful hours might, we would hope, be more profitably employed both to himself and others, than in recording fuch dreaming reveries, as thofe of this antient Cofmopolite.
Art. 17. A Letter from Britannia to the King. 8vo.
I s. 6d.
It appears from this publication, that the good old Lady, Britannia, has joined the minority; and in imitation of the orators of the party, has indulged herself in-a hearty scold at his Majefty and the ministry; whofe principles and meafures, particularly in refpect to the American war, fhe reprobates in the severeft terms. Her ladyfhip's ftyle of remonftrance is rather gothic and awkward; but amidst a torrent of common place invective, fhe throws out now and then fome notable animadverfions, remarks, and hints, to which government will, no doubt, pay-very great attention.
Art. 18. An Address to the Public, on the Subject of the late Loan. By Winchcombe Henry Hartley, Efq. Member of Parliament for the County of Berks. 8vo. 6d. Stockdale. 1781. The objections urged in the Houfe of Commons against the late loan, and from thence copied into every newspaper, among the reft of the parliamentary debates, appear once more in a detached form, authenticated by the name of the Member for Berkshire.
AFFAIRS OF IRELAND.
Art. 19. A Letter to the Earl of Darnley on the State of the Poor in Ireland. 8vo. 6d. Payne. 1781.
This letter, which is figned W. Tighe, pathetically laments the distressed state of the unprovided poor in Ireland; whofe fupport now refts entirely on the voluntary benevolence of gentlemen refiding in
the country and recommmends a rate of one fhilling in the pound to be levied on the eftates of abfentees toward their relief.
EAST-IN DIE S.
Art. 20. Authentic Abstracts of Minutes in the Supreme Council of Bengal; on the late Contracts for draught and carriage Bullocks, for victualing the European Troops, and for victualing Fort William; the Augmentation of Sir Eyre Coore's Appointment, and Continuation of Brigadier General Stibbert's emoluments, though fuperfeded in the chief Command; and a remark able treaty, offenfive and defenfive, with the Rajah of Gohud, a Marratta. 8vo. I s. 6d. Almon and Debret.
1781. The diffenfions in the Supreme Council of Bengal are the fubje&t of this very material publication; which will probably occafion fome alarm to the friends and partizans of Mr. Haftings. This may be confidered as an introduction to another of still greater confideration, entitled, The Origin, &c. of the prefent Marratta War, of which fome account will be given in our next.
Art. 21. A State of the British Authority in Bengal, under the Government of Mr. Haftings; exemplified in the Principles and Conduct of the Marhatta War, and his Negociations with Moodajee Boola, Rajah of Berar. From authentic documents. 8vo. Is. 6d. Baldwin. 1781.
In our Review for February laft, page 153, we inferted in our catalogue," A ftate of the British Authority in Bengal, under the Government of Mr. Haftings; exemplified in the Cafe of Mahomed Reza Khan." The prefent publication appears to be the work of the fame author,-who ftill purfues Mr. Haftings with unremitted vigor. Having before endeavoured to fhew, in one ftriking inftance of internal arrangement, that the contempt with which Mr. H. has uniformly received the commands of the court of Directors is fyftematical, and that he bids defiance to his mafters upon principle ;—our author now ventures to produce this gentleman on the scene, in his career of conqueft; in order to prove that, in peace and war, Mr. H. is equally the fervant of the Company: that he has the fame maxims for the field, and for the cabinet; and that he is alike happy in bearing away the palm of civil and military difobedience.'-Doubtlefs the power and afcendancy of Governor Hailings, have rendered the conduct of that gentleman an object of ferious attention to the Court of Eat India Directors; to whom, as the most competent judges, we refer the farther review of this subject.
Art. 22. Account of the Prifons and Hofpitals in Ruffia, Sweden,
and Denmark: with occafional Remarks on the different Modes of Punishments in thofe Countries. By William Coxe, A. M. Fellow of King's College Cambridge, and Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough. 8vo. 1 s. 6d. Cadell. 1781.
Mr. Coxe having lately travelled into the northern kingdoms, took occafion, with the view of contributing towards completing Mr. Howard's benevolent plan of reformation in our prifons, to enquire
Juft published, price 2s. 6d.
into the flate and management of the prifons and hofpitals of the countries through which he pafled. The facts which he collected, with many judicious obfervations upon them, are here offered to the Public; they merit the particular attention of thofe who generously intereft themselves in this good work.
In the account of the Prison of the Police in Moscow, we meet with the following anecdote.
Within the court of this prifon there is a gentleman confined, and he alone of these prifoners is denied the privilege of ever coming out; a punishment which is fcarcely adequate to his crime, namely that of having feveral of his peafants whipped in fo cruel a manner, that they died. This circumitance will inew the power which the lords have over their peasants; and will, at the fame time prove, that fuch crimes, when difcovered, do not always remain unpunished.
• One circumftance I cannot omit, which, though foreign to the prefent purpose, cannot fail interefting every one who has any feelings of humanity. Clofe to the door of the prifon wherein this unfortunate wretch is confined, an old woman of about feventy years of age has built a miferable shed which scarce protects her from the weather: there she lives out of mere compaffion for the prifoner; fhe was his nurse, and the continues with him in order to render him all the fervice in her power. Such another inftance of affection is not to be met with; for it must be entirely difinterefled, as the prifoner, confidering the greatnefs of the crime of which he is guilty, can never have any hopes of being releafed; nor can the ever expect any recompence but what the derives from her own feelings: upon my giv ing this poor woman a fmall piece of money, the immediately delivered it to the prifoner.'
Art. 23. L'Orateur: Recueil de Pieces Choices, et de Morceaux frappants Tires de Meilleurs Auteurs François : Ouvrage Inftructif pour les Perfonnes qui apprenent le François, et amufant pour ceux qui le favent. 3 s. 6d. Hookham, &c. Of this collection it is fufficient to fay, that it contains a great variety of pieces not ill-chofen, and may very well answer the ends which the Editor propofes.
Art. 24. The Antient and Modern Hiftory of Gibraltar, and the Sieges and Attacks it hath fuftained with an accurate Journal of the Siege of that Fortrefs by the Spaniards, from February 13, to June 23, 1727. Tranflated from the original Spanish, published by Authority at Madrid. By I. S. Dodd, late Surgeon in the Royal Navy. 8vo. 2 s. 6d. Murray. 1781.
A loose historical account of Gibraltar, which might have been comprized in much smaller compass, had it not been very needlessly (to the purchafer) extended, by a dry uninteresting journal of the fiege of that fortrefs in 1727
Art. 25. Litters from Perdita to a certain Ifraelite, and his, Aniwers to them. 4to. 25. Fielding, stockdale, &c. 1781. How rankly do these noxious weeds continue to fprout up! See our account of a Poetic Epistle from Florizel to Perdita, Art. 34 of the Catalogue for February last.
Art. 26. The Budget of Love; or Letters between Florize! and Perdita. To which are prefixed fome interefting anecdotes of the Fair Heroine. Izmo. I s. 6d. Bew. 1781.
More weeds! a precious crop indeed! why they fpring fo faft that the hoe of criticism is unequal to the task of cutting them up.-Let them grow, there are people who like them for fallads: and fome poor people live by bringing them to market, as they do water-creffes. Art. 27. A Guide through the Royal Academy. By Jofeph Baretti, Secretary for foreign Correspondence to the Royal Academy. 4to. I S. Cadell.
Signior Baretti has compiled this work chiefly for the ufe of frangers who visit the apartments of the Royal Academy. It contains a description of the various cafts of celebrated ftatues depofited there; together with a general view of that noble fabric, and an explanation of its elegant decorations, &c. &c.
Art. 28. The Ear-wig; or an Old Woman's Remarks on the prefent Exhibition of Pictures of the Royal Academy; preceded by a Petit mot pour rire, instead of a preface, including Anecdotes, &c. &c. 4to. I s. 6 d. Kearfley. 1781.
The Old Woman's or the Ear-wig's remarks are fprightly, but too
The government and economy of bees is truly wonderful! the curious enquirer is continually furnished with entertainment and furprife while he makes his obfervations: thefe induftrious and useful infects merit our care, and we believe it will prove worth while for those who keep them to perufe the book before us; which appears though modeftly written, to be the product of long and exact attention: it directs, 1. How to manage bees in ftraw-hives, with new conftructed
tops, at a small expence, as profitably and eafily as with boxes: 2. In boxes of an improved and cheap conftruction, with fo little difturbance to the bees, that all the neceffary operations may be performed without any danger: 3. To catch and fecure the queen, or to fix her, and a fwarm, to any place you pleafe: 4. To caufe bees to quit a hive, and to be fo tractable as to fuffer themfelves to be handled without ftinging: 5. Several methods of fwarming bees ar tificially: 6. To caufe a fwarm to work in feparated glaffes without any hive, or in globular or other glaffes, fo that pure virgin honey may be taken when in its utmost perfection: 7. To prevent or caufe bees to fwarm: 8. To take honey, and yet preferve the bees, with common hives only: 9. To unite cafts, fwarms, and ftocks: 10. A catalogue of, and obfervations on, the most proper flowers or pafturage for bees: 11. An eafy and certain method of preferving flocks in winter, and cold fprings: 12. Several new, and improved methods of extracting the wax from the combs; two of them without either ftraining or preffing, and each by a fingle operation, but more perfectly, and with far lefs trouble and expence of fuel, than hitherto practifed.'
Thus have we laid before our readers, Mr. Keyes's own account of the contents of his volume: but there are fome other articles befide thofe which he has particularized; viz. Concerning wafps, mice, and other deftroyers of bees, with the means of prevention the manner of feeding bees to the best advantage; characterisic, and medical obfervations on honey, &c.'
On the whole we apprehend, readers in general who have any tafle for this kind of knowledge, will be entertained by the present performance; and that those who engage in the management of bees may reap profitable inftruction from it.
Art. 30. The World as it Goes: Exemplified in the Characters of Nations, States, Princes, Peers, Judges, Senators, Poets, Players, Gamblers, &c. with an exquifite Groupe of Ladies, &c. &c. Selected from the most diftinguished English Poets. 4to. 2 s. 6d. Fielding. 1781.
Lord G- G-RD-N. "His fpeech was like a tangled chain; nothing impair'd, but all diforder'd." SHAKESP. True wit to madness nearly is allied,
And thin partitions do their bounds divide. DRYDEN.
Can take in all, and verge enough for more;
Souls know no conquerors
Sir JOHN JEHU. Aye, that's a dolt indeed, for he doth nothing but talk of his horfe; and he makes it a great appropriation to his own good parts, that he can fhoe him himself: I am much afraid my lady, his mother, play'd falfe with a Smith. SHAKESP.
* Falfely quoted; if we rightly remember, Dryden does not fay true wit. We have not his poems at hand; but we believe the paffage is in his Abfalom and Achithobel. REV. May 1781.