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ance with history and antiquities; besides which, he muft be inquisitive, laborious and accurate ; and it will be farther necessary, that he should be able to support that expence both of time and money which a faithful and ingenious narration of this kind will certainly demand. From looking into these volumes it appears to us that Mr. Throsby has greatly failed as to the most agreeable and beneficial execution of a work of this naiure. He expresses himself with diffidence concerning his performance, and afures the Public of the pains he has employed about it. We are unwilling wholly, to condemn it, though we cannot speak in irs commendation, It seems to us, that his plan is unpleasing and perplexing: He might have been guided much better by consulting publicacions of this fort concerning o her counties. Perhaps, however, he may have suggested some hints or observations that may be ferviceable whenever another History of Leicestershire shall be undertaken 14052**
bliot Art. 25. Remarks and Conje&tures on the Voyage of the Ships
Resolution and Discovery, in Search of a northerly Paslage from Kamschatka to England, after the Death of Capt. James Cooke with Reasons to imagine that thofe Ships have wintered in Siberia, Nova Zembla, or Lapland. To which is added, an Eulogium, or Tribute of Gratitude to the Memory of that celebrated Navigator. Intended as a Prelude or Introduction to a fürure Publication on the Subject of the North-east Paffuge. 8vo. 1s Bew. 1780.
containing cértain information that this Author is mistaken in every conjecture which he has made concerning the place where there thips migrereds for that instead of wintering in Siberia, Nova Zerb, or Laplandus as he bad conje&tured, they were returning home by the way of China and the Cape of Good Hope', as might reasonably bave been expected without this certain information.ws Art. 26. The Crisis. Now or never. Addressed to the People
of England. Concluding with a poetical lovocation to the Genius of England. By a Gloucestershire Freeholder. 4to. 186
I snodat Rivington.
This Gloucesteríhire freeholder, though a very indifferent writer expresies him self like an hopeit and well meaning man. His pacche work plan of reformation is a triennial parliament, and change of minifters. A change of ministers. to thoie who may be immediately interefted in the change, is no doubt defirable ; but the people ates la ge will surely wish for something more fubilantial--annual parlia ments, and an equal represen arion. Art. 27. An Abstract of the Trial of George Stratton, Herky
Brecke, Cbarles Flojer, and George Mackay, Esquires, for depofing the Right Honourable Lord Pigot, late Governor of Fort Ss. George, in the East Lodies. 8vo. Is. 6 d. Murray. 1780.
This abstract, we are informed, is printed from the notes of a gentleman of Lincoln's Ion; and is intended for public information, as the defendants decline publishing the 'notes of their fort-hand writers. Whatever the defendants may propose to themselves by omitting such a publication, they are no doubt extremely well.latilo fied witli che event of the trial.' The general circumstances of the
unhappy Lord Pigot's fate, are well known; and Madam Justice, like any other whimsical lady, only gave the acting parties in it a, gentle sap with her fan, and said – Get you gone, for a pack of naughty boys! Art. 28. The Literary History of the Troubadours. Containing
their Lives, Extraéts from their Works, and many Particulars reJative to the Caftoms, Mora's, and History of the Twelftb and Thirteenth Centuries. Collected and abridged from the French of M. De Saint-Pelaie, by the Author of the Life of Petrarch. Očiavo. 6s. Boards. Cadell. 1779.
In the Appendix to the gift, and that to the 52d volume of our Review, we gave a pretty full account of Abbé Millot's Discourse prefixed to the Literary History of the Troubadours, to which we refer our Readers.
The ingenious Mrs. Dobson, to whom the Public is indebted for her very entertaining Life of Petrarch, now presents us with a jodicious collection of the most interesting and instructive parts of Mr. De Saine Pelaie's work, which cannot fail of being agreeable to those who make the human heart their study, and are defirous of being acquainted with the manners and customs of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. We see (to use Mrs. Dobson's own words) sovereigns and great lords, knights and noble ladies, monks and prelatos, libertines and devotees, enthusiasts in love or in religion, fatirifts or licentious flatterers, pass in review before us.' Art. 29. A New System of modern Geography : or, a Geographic cal, Hiftorical, and Commercial Grammar; and present State of the several Kingdoms of the World. By William Guthrie, Esq. The Astronomical Part by James Ferguson, 'F. R. S. A new Edition, with great Additions and Improvements. Illustrated with a Set of large Maps, engraved by Mr. Kitchin, &c. 400. 11. 15. Dilly, &c. 1780.
It is unnecessary to say any thing concerning the nature, design, and general plan of this work, as they are particularly pointed out in the preface to the former editions of it, and as we have already given a sufficient account of this undertaking, in the xlvth volume of our Review. Mr. Guthrie's performance was at first principally intended for schools; but having met with almok universal approbation, it has been thought proper to print a new edition of it, on a large type, and in a handsome quarto volume, and to enrich it with a new set of maps, engraved by the best artists.
The work being historical, as well as geographical, the perpetual fluctuation of human affairs has rendered some considerable addicions necessary in the hittorical part; such additions have accordingly been made in the ediiion now before us; particularly, some account is given of the late extraordinary revolutions in Rusia, Denmark, Sweden, and Poland ; of the rise and progress of the unhappy conteft between Great Britain and the American Colonies, and of some of the principal incidents of the war between them, cogether with a brief account of the late voyages, which have been undertaken at the expence of the British goveanment, for the purposes of discovery, and especially in the fouthern hemisphere. lo che descripsions of several countries,
likewife, and in the accounts of their histories, several particulars are added, which need not be diftin&ly enumerated, but which add greatly to the value of the present edition.
A View of the present State of the Dutch Settlements in the Eaft Indies. Containing a true and ciscumitantial Account of their Government, Administration, and Proceedings, their Porfeflions, drooping Trade, Navigation, &c. By a Perion long resi. dent in India. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Robinson.
Comparisons are said to be odious; but in this instance they can be odious only to the Dutch ; and at present they are lawful game: for if this homely invective, homely perhaps because written in English by a Dutch pen, deserves any degree of credit; the servants as they are bere called, of the English East India Company, about whofe mal-practices we make such a rout, are by the aforesaid me thod of comparison, humane, well-bred, and courteous gentlemen! It is to be noted, that the parties compared, exercise their virtues at a great distance from Europe. Art. 31. Letters to and from the Countess Du Barry, the last
Mitress of Lewis XV. of France ; containing her Correspondence with the Princes of the Blood, Ministers of State and others; including the History of that Favourite, and feveral curious Anecdotes of the Court of Versailles, during the last six Years of that Reignį with explanatory Notes. Tranflated from the Brench. 8vo. 3 s. fewed. Kearsley. 1779.
Perhaps there is no part of the globe where female influence is so extensive as in France. Madame Du Barry is only one initance, among several, in which the mitress of a King of France has been in fax his prime minister. In this capacity the acted for many years: and whether these letters be genuine or not (which is a point we do not undertake to determine), they exhibit, in a lively and entertain. ing manner, the amours and political intrigues of this celebrated woman. Art. 32. A Hint to the Dyers and Cloth-makers. And well
worth the Notice of the Merchant. By James Heigh, Silk and Mullin Dyer, Leeds. 8vo. 60. Rivington and Son. Mr. Haigh seems laudably zealous for the improvement of his art; which he very sensibly advises his brother dyers to expect from a better knowledge of the chemical qualities of the drugs made use of, and from superior care and cleanliness in their operations. This Little tract contains likewise fome practical instructions that may be of use to the dyers; and a very important hint to the merchants, that they cannot reasonably expect to have the finest colours, when they are unwilling to pay a proportionate price for them. This observa. tion is indeed of great consequence, and well worth the attention of merchants in general, who frequently contribute to the tuin of our manufactures, by eftablishing a mean competition among the workpeople, not which thall excel in quality; but which fhall make their goods the cheapf, and confequently the worst A contrary and more liberal way of thinking would greatly tend to improve and eltablish the character of our manufactures: and we should not then lang hear it asserted, that our blacks and scarlets, especially the latter, are yet greatly inferior to the French.-Plato informs us, that the dyers
in bis time, when they wished to make a fine colour, begun by dit charging the puf of all impurity, and making it first a perfe# wbite : and no doubt great care and exaatness in the preparation, clcarness in the liquors, and neatnejo, in the whole process, are of great confegoence in this very useful art.
For our account of Mr. Haigh's Dyer's Affant in the Art of Doing Wool and Woollen Goods, see Review for August 1779, p. 158.
Refpecting AMERICA, Art. 33. A Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great
Britain and the Culonics : with a Plan of Accommodation, on Coqa dicational Principles. By the Author of " Letters to a Nobleman on the Conduct of the American War. 8vo. 25. NewYork printed, in 1725, and now republished by Wilkie. 178c.ig
This repabligarion contains two tracts, viz, the Candid Examina. tion, and a defence of it in answer to An Address to the Examiner. They were originally publifhed in America. • with deage to prevail on the colonits, to take the path of accommodation, and to avoid the horfoss, of a givil war and they are reprinted in Britain, * at a time when (lays the Author), the Public have reason to hope that proper, msaluses will soon be taken to unite the cwo countries upon juft
and constitutional principles'-in order to throw fome light upon the fobject. The Author, it is supposed, is Mr. Galloway, late a member of Congress, and a convert to the British Government. To this Gentlenian we owe, not only the Letters 10 a Nobleman above mentioned, but the two following well-received tracts, viz. “ Cool Thoughts on the Consequences of American Independence," and " Hiftorica
political Reflections on the Rise and Progress of the American Rebellion." Thele performances have been respectively charaderiled and commended in our Reviews; and the presen: Examination is equally worthy of the very fenfible and ingenious Writer. Art. 34. An Elay on the Interests of Great Britain in regard to
America, or, An Outline of the Terms on which Peace may be restored to the Two Countries. 8vo,' 6d. Sewell. 1780.
After expatiating, with good senfe, on ibe impolicy of our continuing the war in North America, the Author proceeds to enumerate the terms on which an happy union between the two countries mig be be effected: he says they are such as would, he is " well assured, be received by America." For the particulars, we refer to the tract. To see the in take effect, were a confummation devoutly to be ribed,
MILITARY AFFAIRS. Art. 35. A Supplement to the State of the Expedition from Canada *,
containing General Burgoyne's Ordere, refpe&ting the principal Movements and Operations of ibe Army, to the railing of the Siege of Ticonderoga. 410. 13. 6 d. Becket, &c. 1780.
• The Editor does not undertake to lay before the Public the whole of General Burgoyne's orders during the campaign of 1777:- In so extensive a detail, many would appear quite uninteresting at the pre
* See our account of the State of the Expedition, &c. Review for March, Art. 33 of the Catalogue.
fent moment, and even at the time they were given, except perhaps to the departments' immediately concerned, as far as regarded their execution : such are those refpecting the daily doties, the hospital, the commiserate, d.ivers, &c. Thole only have been selected, that bave for their object the general arrangements and movements of the army, and which may tend to illuitrate the operations of the campaign. There are likewise fome few by Generals Carleton and Philips, which are introduced here, as relating in particular to General Burgoyne's expedition.
• The Editor's principal inducement for offering these orders to the Public, was drawn not only from the idea that the state of the expedition is incomplete without them, but likewise from the observation of the avidity with which General Wolfe's orders were received by all ranks of people, and particolarly by the oficers of the army. It was conceived, that if General Wolfe's ordets were creemod al miodels to eammanding officers of corps, as well as intructive leffons in their profeflion to those of an inferior rank, General Burgoyne's would more fully answer that defcription, as they relate to military transactions far more important, and to scenes inibitely more inte! resting to the Public.----Befide that the Author of them is known *** add to the knowledge and experience of the General all the exterior
* It is but justice to his Excellency the Lieuréwant General to bac? knowledge, that thefe.orders are published without his concurrence or authority.'
POETIC AL. Art. 36. Elegiac Epifles on the Calamities of Love and War.
locluding a genuine Description of the tragical Engagement bes tween his Majesty's Ships the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough, and the Enemy's Squadron under the Command of Paul Jones, on the Twenty-third of September, 1779. 8vo. Princed for the Authors, and sold by Pridden. 1780.
These Epiftles, though written in no very high ftrain of poetry, are yet not deftitute of that pathetic tenderness which is thought to conftirute the true nature of Elegy. They seem to beat a faithful impreflion of what passed in the Writer's miod at the time they were composed ; and consequently to a Reader, who is not fqueamithly faftidious, they will probably communicate more pleasure than may be afforded by some more elegant and laboured performances, that are written without an immediate appeal to the feelings of the heart. The following paffage may perhaps justify this remark:
When late, (to Elbe's commercial cities bound)