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system of the public boards, and by establishing the general course of the said boards by law - How the firit principles of the conditu- '. tion consist in a renewal of a system of the public boards, we cannot apprehend. Indeed our author's meaning, in many parts of the pamphlet, seems to be a secret of state, which we cannot pretend to explain ; but if ever it should be found needfut to ellablith a board of perplexity, he may command all our interelt towards his being elected president.

Art. 26. Three Letters relating to the Navy, Gibraltar, and

Portmahon. Wrote in the Years 1747 and 1748. But nozu first published; being very applicable to the present Time. If an extraordinary Liberty is assumed in these Litters, vouchsafé, Britons,' to hear these Truths which are mentioned only for your good. Demost. 3 Olym. 8vo. Pr. 2 s. 6 d. BLADON.

In the preface to this pamphlet, the author takes occasion to ar. gue upon the behaviour of Mr. Byng in the Mediterranean, and, with the appearance of a very good heart, suffers himself to be borne away by the popular clamours against that gentleman. If this is not the case, we cannot account for his stating the following queftion ; ' whether it might not be possible, if the French feet was • beaten, to throw fome fuccours into the place, which would enable

general Blakeney to hold out against a much greater force than the French had in Minorca?' Now it has been proved again and again, and is a decided point, that admiral Byng had no fuccours to throw into Minorca. We can hardly think the author was ignoraut of this circumstance.

In the first letter, written to explain the reasons of the misconduct and miscarriages of the Navy, he proposes, that one or two gentlemen of genius should be employed in composing songs to celebrate the atchievements of the British Navy ; that the sailors, by getting them by heart, and singing them occasionally, might be warmed into a nobler spirit of courage and emulation. We approve of the expedient, and hope that the Lords of the Admiralty will, without loss of time, appoint a poet, and his crew, for the use of the navy. The marine laureat may wear a tiara of seagreen bays; and his mates be diftinguished by cockle-lhells, as the boatswains drivers are known by their whistles. He may have a cabin on the poop as the part analagous to a cock-loft, and his women and people may be differently employed in picking sentiments, splicing syllables, reeving rhimes, and caulking stanzas.

The second letter of this pamphlet turns upon naval court-martials; and the third on the condition and importance of Gibraltar and Mlinorca.-fuit Ilium! The reflexions are judicious, though not uncommon ; and the work, though a little tedious and diffuse, is well worth perusing.

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young gentleman, adorned with every focial virtue, who sent

to the pubiuher of the CRITICAL Review, a panegyric on his own poem upon the Robin-hood Society, and afterwards an abufive letter, subscribed W.W. (Witwoud Wifeacre) is desired to take notice, that he cannot be admitted as a freeman of Parnaffus, until he hall have served out his clerkship, and given some more undoubted specimen of his poetical capacity. He will find it easier to engross deeds, than to indite madrigals,

The judicious criticism of W. G. came too late to be inserted in this number ; but the proprietors gladly comply with that gentleman's desire, in giving the public to understand, that the New Verfoon of Milton is not the work of any person belonging to the univerfity of Oxford, but the production of one Green, an idle mechanic, who lately troubled the world with a wretched piece, intitled, The Parson's Parlour, a character of which may be seen in No. V. of the CRITICAL REVIEW.

There is something dark and enigmatical in the letter of T. H.He seems to allude to former animadversions that never were received. Mr. are characters which the REVIEWERS cannot decypher, though they may contain as much energy as the Jewish Cabala.--The Tale and the Ode he mentions have not yet fallen into their hands; bac the Connoisseur ihall be treated with all due regard.

P. P. is extremely obliging.–The Anel de Bradamante is curious and entertaining ; the REVIEWERS will be proud of his correspondence. They dare not hope the same favour from his fair pupil Melissa, whose approbation, however, will animate their endeavours for the entertainment of the public. They do not doubt that she will still continue to imitate the conduct of her name-fake, who

In ben di molti adaperò l'anello.
The Letter sign’d Philalethes came to hand.
We are obliged to A. M. for his friendly animadversions on our

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BILITIES, causes con- Bates (Corporal) his life and me-
tributing to the display of moirs, specimens, and a cha-


racier of that work 139-143
Abraham, the case of his offers (Julius) his fimilitudes of

ing up Isaac considered -148 the Lord God in the Old Testa.
Account of what passed between ment, an account of 256
Mr. Thompfon and Dr. Burton Blake (Dr.) his fermon before the

281 University of Oxford, its cha-
Acquisitions derivative, what 166, racter and extract from 377

167 Bower (Mr.) vindicated from the
Address to the electors of England, insinuations of the papists, an
fome account of

- 471
account of

Æschines, a Grecian orator, fome B-W-(A-d) fevere reflections
account of

L'Amant Jardinier, a dramatic en- Brander (Gustavus) his account of

tertainment at Paris, some ac- an echinus discovered in An-
count of


Ambassadors (privileges of) on Bread, the virtues of a cruft of,
what founded

311 by Dr. Robinson, a character
Angria (Tulagee) his history, an and specimen of

account and character of 451, Brekanridge, his letter on the pro-

- 458 babilities of life in London 26
Answer to the Fourth Letter to the Concerning the number of people
People of England, an account in England


279 Britain, the history of, vol. 2d.
to the Conduct of the Mi- by David Hume, Esq; remarks
niitry examined, an account of on and extracts from 385–404

and character of

Appeal to the People concerning - true System, by Malacky
Admiral Byng, account of 285

Postlethwait, Esq; an account
Afronomical obiervations on a and specimen of 432—448
star's ocultation by the moon Brocklesby (Dr.) his letter conerning


finfibility and irritability -- 32
Athenians effeminacy and luxuryBuckborse, Memoirs of, its charac-
the introduction to their ruin 2



li 2


Burcle (John) Esq; his life, ac-

count of, and extracts from 219 Damages, reparation of, consider-
-227, character of

Byng (Admiral) a letter relative to Davies, Crusoe, Richard, the life
his cale-251 – Impartial re- of, a character and account of
flections on his case-281-Ap-

peal to the people concerning, Debt (national) a humorous pro-
and a letter to him -285 ject for paying it, 125.--Public,

the danger of


Defence, the right of, considered,
Cedet, a military treatise, an ac- 177.

Private, the nature of,
count' of, with extracts 244-

and how far juftifiable - 234

251 Demades, a Grecian orator, fome
Cancers of eye lids, nofe, &c.

account of

some account of

28 Demai benes, his orations, the sub-
Caja Santa at Naples, some ac- jects and design of them, 1. His
count of


character as an orator, 4, 5, as
Cbarr-fish, fome account of --30 a statesman and citizen, 5. The
Cicero's select orations translated, subjects and order of his several
an account and character of 62 orations

Cool, where most probably to be


--- 105 Earthquakes, several at Conftanti-
Coins (Papal) legends on 415 nople, 19;

A satirical review
Coriclave, an account of–363- of the falshoods published con-

369 cerning that at Lisbon
Concubinage inconsistent with mar- Echinus, in Antigua, some account


Conder, his sermon, &c. an Ecles (Henry, Esq; his account of -
count of, with extracts

381 the power of electrical vapour
Candillac (Albe de) his eflay on

lauman knowledge, plan of 93, Elirical experiments, account of
194.-- Peculiar opinions of his feveral

-130, 132
195 England, proposal for discovering
Conftantinople, curious particulars the number of people in, 126
concerning it - 14


129. The state of, after the death
earthquakes there
19 of King Charles I.

Cantratts, the nature of, contider: Error, the cause of, and origin of
171, 172 truth, considered

Coquet reformed, comedy, an ac.
count of


Critical Review's anfiver to Dr. Fabularum, Æsopiarum, Lib. V.

Patren's charge againit it 154- a characier of, with extracts
Reply to J. Parions's letter in

269, 270
the General Evening-Poft 189 Fleming (Dr.) his observations on
--!02----Answers to other cor- the nourishment of the fætus
refpondents--- 192, 288, 381,

488 Franklin. See Electrical.





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French, great encouragers of learn- account of that work


327 Husbandry, a compleat body of,
Fund (Public) reflections on the plan of that work, 289-298.
misapplication of

Character of

Fature state, whether revealed in -Columella, on, commended 299
the Jewish religion 115 Hyperides, a Grecian orator, some

account of him

Genius of Britain, an Iambic ode,

a character and specimen of 470 Jamaica, account of it censured
Gentleman (fine) a description of

250 James II. remarks on his character
German cruelty, account of that and conduct


188 Januarius (St.) a remarkable in-
God, thoughts on his being, the fcription to

nature of man, &c. some ac- Ideas, figns, how given them 199
count of

51-62 Jenks, his medications, a character
Gospel, whether revealed by Moses and specimens of 424-432
and the prophets to the Jews, Jenty (Nicolas) an account of his
12. Arguments against this, tables


115 Jewil law, its particular end and
Government (civil) of the different


forms of

- 232 The Jilts, or Female Fortune-
Greenbill (Mr.) his Sermon, its - hunters, a character of 276

character, with a specimen 380 Ilustrious men, the lives of, com-
Gunnery, introduction to an ab- pared, some account of, with
stract of that work, 327-330. specimens

Its character

330 Imagination, the progress of, 196,

graces of, whence borrowed

Hales (Dr. Stephen) feveral curi. Inoculation, the grand objection to,

ous experiments of his 132, 133 confidered. Account of that,
Handkerchief, the loss of, a Poem,

pamphlet --

an account and specimen of 475 Inscriptions (Roman) account of
Hanoverian motto, humorously fome


125 Interpretation of promises, con-
Hearing, a method to restore it tracts, wills, &c. several kinds


-242, 243
Heatbcote (Mr.) his assize fermon, Job, some account of that antient
a character of and abstracts from book

348–350 Johnson (Sir William) some ac-
Heliocrene, a poem, character and count of, 156-158. Obliga-
specimen of

tions of the Britith nation to
Herculaneum, several late discove- him, 158. His great influence
ries there

15-19 on the Indians, ibid. 160
Hafpital, a humorous scheme of


Human knowledge. See Condillac Keyster's travels, an account and
Human Species, an essay on the character of, with extracts, 363
manner of perfecting it, fome




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