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THE

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

OR

CRITICAL JOURNAL:

FOR

APRIL 1804 JULY 1804.

TO BE CONTINUED %UARTERIT.

JUDJ.X UAMNATUK CUM .HO

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MINTID Bt D. WILL1SON, CRAlo's CLOU,

TOR. ARCH. CONSTABLE tf CO. EDINBURGH)

AND T. N. LONGMAN & O. RESS,

LONDON.

1804.

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A*t. I. Bentham, Traites fur les Principes de Legislation Civile

et Penale .... Page i

II. Breiflac, Voyage Physique et Lithologique dans la Cam-

panie, &c. - - - - 26

III. Sketches on tjie intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval

Force of France and Russia, &c. - - 43

IV. Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society

of Scotland, vol. II. - - - 63

V. Morgan's Comparative View of the Public Finances, from

the beginning to the close of the late Administration jg

VI. Holcroft's Travels from Hamburg, through Westphalia,

"Holland, and the Netherlands, to Paris - 84

VII. Memoires du Compte de Puissaye, qui pourront servir

a l'Histoire du Parti Royaliste Francois - 99

VIII. Ra/hleigh's Specimens of British Minerals - 117

IX. Dr Thomson's System of Chemistry - - 120

X. Ellis's Specimens of the Early English Poets - 151

XL Chenevix's Inquiries concerning the Chemical Properties

of Palladium - - - - 163

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

XIV. Dr Brown's Sermons - - . - - 19a

XV. Turner's Vindication of the Welch Bards - - 198

XVI. Hunter's Travels through France, Hungary, and Turkey,

in 1792 ..... 207

XVIL Chatterton's Works, by Southey and Cottle - 214

XVIII. Miss Seward's Memoirs of the Life of Dr Darwin 230

Quarterly List of New Publications - . 24a

Appendix—Statement of Facts respecting the First Pub-

lication of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Works 254

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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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