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THE

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

OR

CRITICAL JOURNAL:

FOR

APRIL 1814..... SEPT. 1814.

TO BE CONTINUED QUARTERLY.

JULEX DAMNATUR CUM NOCENS ABSOLVITUR.

PUBLIUS SYRUS.

VOL. XXIII.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by David Willison,
YOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGHS
AND WHITE, COCHRANE & CO. FLEET-STREET,

LONDON.

UNIVERSITY Ягэчч

Art. I. The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight, late Presi-

dent of the Royal Academy, &c. By James North-

cote, Esq. . . . . . . p. 263

II. Correspondance Litteraire, Philosophique et Critique;

Adressée à un Souverain d'Allemagne ; Depuis

1753 jusqu'en 1769. Par le Baron De Grimm, et

par Diderot - - - - - - - 292

III. Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilités. Par M. le

Comte Laplace, Chancelier, &c. . - - 320

IV. A Voyage round the World, in the Years 1803, 4, 5,

& 6: Performed by Order of his Imperial Majesty

Alexander the First, Emperor of Russia, in the

Ship Neva. By Urey Lisiansky, Captain in the

Russian Navy, &c. . - -

.' 340

V. Teoria de las Cortes, ó Grandes Juntas Nacionales de

los Reinos de Leon y Castilla. Monumentos de sa

Constitucion politica y de la Soberania del Pueblo.

Con algunas observaciones sobre la lei fundamental

de la Monarquia Española, sancionada por las

Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias y promulgada

en Cadiz, a 19 de Marzo de 1812. Por El Ciuda.

dano Don Francisco Martinez Marina - - 347

VI. An Inquiry into the Probability and Rationality of Mr

Hunter's Theory of Life; being the subject of the

first Two Anatomical Lectures, delivered before the

Royal College of Surgeons, of London. By John

Abernethy, F. R. S. &c. - -

. 384

VIK The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton; with

a Supplement of interesting Letters, by distinguish-

ed Characters

- 398

VIII. Poems on Several Occasions.

Moonlight, a Poem, with several Copies of Verses.

The Doge's Daughter, a Poem ; with several Transla-

tions from Anacreon and Horace.

Ariadne : A Poem, in Three Parts.—All by Edward,

Lord Thurlow . - - - . - 411

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ARTICLE 1. A Song of Triumph. By W. Sothebr Esq. Švej

, London, 1814. L'Acte Constitutionnel, en la Séance du 9 Avril, 1814. 8vo,

Londres, 1814.

Of Bonaparte, the Bourbons, and the Necessity of rallying round

our legitimate Princes, for the Happiness of France and of

Europe. By F. A. CHATEAUBRIAND. 8vo. London, 1814. Tt would be strange indeed, we think, if pages dedicated like

- ours to topics of present interest, and the discussions of the passing hour, should be ushered into the world at such a moment as this, without some stamp of that common joy and overwhelming emotion with which the wonderful events of the last three months are still filling all the regions of the earth. In such a situation, it must be difficult for any one who has the means of being heard, to refrain from giving utterance to his sentiments : But to us, whom it has assured, for the first time, of the entire sympathy of all our countrymen, the temptation, we own, is ir resistible; and the good-natured part of our readers, we are per suaded, will rather smile at our simplicity, than fret at our presumption, when we add, that we have sometimes permitted our. selves to fancy that, if any copy of these our lucubrations should go down to another generation, it may be thought curious to trace in them the first effects of events that are probably destined to fix the fortune of succeeding centuries, and to observe the imprese sions which were made on the minds of contemporaries by those mighty transactions, which will appear of yet greater moment in the eyes of a distant posterity. We are still too near that great image of Deliverance and Reform which the Genius of Europe has just set up before us, to discern with certainty its just liner

VOL. XXI. 20. 45.

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