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APRIL 1804 JULY 1804.
TO BE CONTINUED %UARTERIT.
JUDJ.X UAMNATUK CUM .HO
MINTID Bt D. WILL1SON, CRAlo's CLOU,
TOR. ARCH. CONSTABLE tf CO. EDINBURGH)
AND T. N. LONGMAN & O. RESS,
II. Breiflac, Voyage Physique et Lithologique dans la Cam-
panie, &c. - - - - 26
V. Morgan's Comparative View of the Public Finances, from
the beginning to the close of the late Administration jg
XII. Professor Arthur's Discourses on Theological and Lite-
rary Subjects - - - - 16S
XIII. Dr Jackson's Remarks on the Constitution of the Medi-
cal Department of the British Army, &c. - 17S
A»t. I. Traites de Legislation Civile et Penale; precedes de Principes Centraux de Legislation, et d'une Vue d'un Corps compiet de Droit / tenures par un Effaisur I'Influence des terns et des lieux relativement aux Lois. Par M. Jeremie Bcntham, Juriscousultc Anglots. Publics en Francois par M. Dumont de Geneve, d'apres les Manuscrits confica parl'Auteur. 8vo. 3 torn. Paris, an X. 1802.
•"fhe title-page of this work exhibits a curious instance of the ^ division of labour, and of the combinations that hold together the literary commonwealth of Europe. A living author consents to give his productions to the world in the language of a foreign editor; and the speculations of au English philosopher arc published at Paris under the direction of a reda£leur from, Geneva. This arrangement is not the most obvious or natural in the world; nor is it very flattering to the literature of thU country y but we have no doubt that it was adopted for sufficient reasons.
It is now about fifteen years since Mr Bentham first -announced, to the world his design of composing a great work on the principles of morals and legislation. The specimen which he then gave;of his plan, and of his abilities, was calculated, we think, to excite considerable expectation and considerable alarm in the reading part of the community. While the author displayed, in many, plqce^ ptat originality and accuracy of thinking, and gave proofs' throughout of a very uncommon-degree of acuteness add impirriiiiry, it-was-eafy to perceive that he was encumbered with' the magnitude of his subject, and that his habits of discussion were Vat ill adapted to render it popular with the greater part of his reader*; Though fully posiefled of his subject, he scarcely ever ippeated tt> be master of it, :uul seemed evidentlytto move in his.iiejv eireer with steal anxiety.anil great,exertion. Io the subordinate
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