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This highly useful book of morality is very creditable to the author's principles, as well as to her understanding; me laudably endeavours to inftil into the mind of her fon relin gious and virtuous sentiments.
Letters of a Mameluke; or, a Picture of the Manners
of Paris. By Jof. Lavallée. 2 vols. 12mo. pp. 576. gs. 1504. Murray.'
These letters display much vivacity and penetration, and are written in a light and very agreeable style.
Letters on Silesia, written during a Tour through that
Country, in 1800 and 1801. By J. Q. Adams,
pp. 387. Ss. 1804. Budd.
This production is not remarkable for the ability with which it is written, but it contains many pleasant and interefting descriptions,
Life (The) of General de Zieten, Colonel of the Prus
fian Life Guards, &c. &c. By Madame de Blumenthal. Translated from the German, by the Rev. B. Beresford, P.D. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. 771.
London. Phillips. In our opinion, there is no class of biography more interesting than that which relates to heroes who have made a diftinguished figure in the defence of their country; and, amongst these, the character of De Zieten will always hold a diftinguished situation. The above-mentioned volumes, from the nature of their contents, cannot fail to excite both curiosity and gratification, as they contain many important particulars and anecdotes never before published; including his private correspondence with his patron, Frederick the Great. We received them too late to admit of the insertion of any passinges in our present volume; but we shall attend to this point in our next,
Life (The) of George Washington, Commander in
Chief of the American Forces, and first President of the United States. Compiled under the Inspection of the Hon. Bushrod Washington, from the original Papers bequeathed to him by his deceased Re
lative; with an Introduction, containing a compen. dious View of the Colonies planted by the Englith on the Continent of North America. By John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
Phillips. 1807. This work is publithed in quarto and octavo, and is to make about four volumes of the latter fize, two of which have only yet appeared. When we have inspected the re. mainder, we Mall give a decided opinion as to its nature and merits.
Life of Geoffrey Chaucer, the early English Poet, with
Memoirs of John of Gaunt, and Sketches of the Manners, &c. of England, of the fourteenth Century. By W. Godwin. 2 vols. 4to. pp. 1200.
£3 13s. 6d. Phillips. Mr. G. has, by this work, raised himself to an eminent rank as a writer, and has proved the advantage of giving his distinguished talents a proper direction,
Life and Pofthumous Writings of W. Cowper, Esq.
with an Introductory Letter to Earl Cowper. By W. Hayley, Esq. Vol. III. 4to. pp. 416. Łi is. Johnson. 1804. This additional volume of " last words" contains all the genius and spirit of those which have preceded it, together with much new and interesting correspondence between the bard and his friends.
M. Materials for Thinking. By W. Burdon, A.M. 8vo.
pp. 413. os. Oftell. 1803. Mr. B. displays a great portion of critical judgment, combined with taste; though he seems to poffers a hasty and positive manner of writing, that sometimes obscures his impartiality.
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Rev. Alex.
Geddes, LL.D. By John Maton Good. 8vo. pp. 560. 10s. 6d, boards. Kearsley. 1803.
Mr. Good is a molt able biographer, and his memoir may be considered as the pi&ture of a great and ingenuous mind.
Military Memoirs: relating to Campaigns, Battles,
&c. with occasional Remarks. By the Author of “The War in Asia,' &c. pp. 558. 10s. 6d. John
son. 1804. A compilation of very interesting anecdotic fragments, but put together in só clumsy a manner, as to leave the reader often in doubt as to the inference to be drawn from them.
Modern Geography: a Description of the Empires,
Kingdoms, States, and Colonies, with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles, in all parts of the World; including the most recent Discoveries and political Alterations. Digested on a new Plan. By John Pinkerton. The Astronomical Introduction by the Rev. S. Vince, A.M. F.R.S. With numerous Maps drawn under the Direction, and with the latest Improvements, of Arrowsmith, and engraved by Lowry. To the whole are added, a Catalogue of the best Maps and Books of Travels and Voyages in all Languages, and an ample Index. 2 vols. 4to. pp. 1600. £ 4 4s. Cadell and Davies.
This is a work of superior merit, and will long con. tinue to be regarded as a book of standard authority. A ftrict adherence to regularity and order characterise's these volumes, which are accompanied with maps remarkably accurate and beautiful. There is also a useful abridgment of it in octavo.
Night (The first) of my Wedding. Translated from
the French of Pigault Le Brun. 2 vols. 12mo. 75. Lane.
A humorous and very amofing novel of a writer already celebrated ; translated with a spirited correctness very un. cominon in our days.
Patriotisni; or, the Love of our Country: an Effay,
illustrated by Examples from Ancient and Modern History. By W. Frend. 8vo. 75. Mawman,
The object of this book, which is addressed to the Volun. teers, seems to be io lay before them a variety of instances of patriotism, from ancient and modern history. Its style is pompous, and rather affected.
Pic Nic (The). 12mo. 2 vols. pp. 521. 10s. Hughes.
These interesting volumes are the contents of twelve num. bers of a weekly publication, whiich appeared under the saine name; they contain many able ellays, both in prose and in verse.
Poems on Various Subjects, selected to enforce the
Practice of Virtue, and to comprise in one Volume the Beauties of English Poetry. By E. Tomkins. Crosby. 1804.
The reader will find, in this little collection, the flower of moral pieces in English Poetry; he will, therefore, feel the most exquisite pleasure, while he is at the same time learning the duties of life; and, while he courts only entertaininent, be deceived into wisdom. It is necessary to state, that this is an elegant new edition of a well-known volume, which now has the advantage of several beautiful engravings.
Poems, from the Portuguese of Luis de Camoens. By
Lord Strangford. 12mo. Lord S. is peculiarly happy in his translations; and his attachment to the Mures confers a greater luftre upon him than his coronet.
Persons, Anecdotes of eminent; comprising also many in
teresting literary Fragments, biographical Sketches, Dialogues, Letters, Characters, &c. In Prose and Verse. 8vo. 2 vols. pp. 808. Lackington and Crosby. 1804. The articles of this collection are both numerous and feleted with judgment; they afford, in a small compass,
much ainuseinent, and thus are calculated to please the gene. rality of readers in this indolent and superficial age.
Popular Tales. By Maria Edgeworth. 3 vols. 12mo.
This lady, already well known by her moral publications, will acquire additional fame by her prelent production, which is more accessible to the middling class of readers.
Press ('The): a Poem. Published as a Specimen of · Typography, by J. M'Creery. 4to. 12s. boards.
Cadell and Davies. 1803. A poem which reflects much credit upon the talents of its author. He traces, in a very interesting manner, the art of printing froin its most remote origin.
Pride of Ancestry; or, Who is She? A Novel. In 4
vols. By Mrs. Thompson. 1904. Parsons. A very entertaining work, which cannot fail to increase the reputation which the fair author has already acquired.
Refutation of the Libel on the Memory of the late
King of France, by Helen Maria Williams, under the Title of Political and Confidential Correspondence of Louis XVI. svp. pp. 102. 23. 6d. Cadell and Davies. 1804. Such a woman as Helen Williams, it will de admitted, can deserve little quarter on the score of her principles; and, it is evident, that M. Bertrand has hown her none.
Reginald (Syr); or, the Black Tower: a Romance of
the twelfth Century; with Tales and other Poems. By Edward Wedlake Brayley and William Herbert.
12mo. pp. 168. Plates, 5s. Vernor and Hood, Some of these poems are serious, and others ludicrous. They vary also in their degrees of merit. Many exhibit marks of genius and taste. The plates are very well exe. cuted.