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Tales of My Landlord,
Art. 1.-1. A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery in the United States:
with Reflections on the Practicability of restoring the moral Rights of the Slave, without impairing the legal Privileges of the Possessor; and a Project of a colonial Assylum for free Persons of Colour: including Memoirs on the interior Traffic of Slaves, and on Kidnapping: Illustrated with Engravings. By JESSE TORREY,
Jun. Physician, &c. Philadelphia. 1817. 8vo. pp. 94. 2. A brief View of the actual Condition and Treatment of the Negro
Slaves, in the British Colonies; in a Letter to a Member of the Imperial Parliament. By Captain HENDERSON, late 2d Battalion 44th Regiment, and Assistant-Quarter-Master-General.
London. 1816. 8vo. pp. 56. 'FIERI potest (says an obscure proser, whom, we suspect, Dr.
Torrey and Captain Henderson have never come across), ut recte quis sentiat, et id, quod sentit, polite eloqui non possit. 'Sed mandare quemquam litteris cogitationes suas, qui eas nec disponere, nec illustrare possit, nec delectatione aliqua allicere lec
torem, hominis est intemperanter abutentis et otio, et litteris. 'Itaque suos libros ipsi legunt cum suis, nec quisquam attingit, * praeter eos, qui eandem licentiam scribendi sibi permitti volunt. All this might have been true, when Cicero wrote; but, at present, a very sad class of people have to touch' such books-besides those who read them through sympathetic companionship in misery. The Reviewers must toil through them, whether they be rightly arranged, or happily illustrated, or afford him pleasure of any sort: and it is not the least cause of our proverbial fastidiousness, that we are condemned to the perusal of books, which contain nothing but a repetition and see-saw of stale cogitations, and which have no other effect, than to rock all one's faculties to leep. _This is the sort of book which has been compiled by Dr. Jesse Torrey; a very well-intentioned personage, who, most assuredly, has the good of all mankind at heart,--but who, we must be permitted to think, has no more right to publish books, than we have to administer catharticks. The cause of humanity is not
DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the 1st day of July, in the fortyfirst year of the independence of the United States of America, A. Ď. 1817, Moses THOMAS, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE. In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
TO THE TENTH VOLUME.
Aborigines of New South Wales,