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PRINTED BY D. WILLISON, CRAIG'S CLOSE,
FOR ARCH. CONSTABLE & co. EDINBURGN,
AND T. N. LONGMAN & O. REBS,

LONDON.

1804.

TELANG SIAN

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Art. I. Bentham, Traités sur les Principes de Legislation Civile

et Penale - .

- Page 1

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

panie, &c. . .

- 26

III. Sketches on the intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval

Force of France and Russia, &c. .

43

IV. Prize Eflays and Transactions of the Highland Society

of Scotland, vol. II.

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

the beginning to the close of the late Administration

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

Holland, and the Netherlands, to Paris - 84

VII. Memoires du Compte de Puissaye, qui pourront servir
à l'Histoire du Parti Royaliste François

- 90

VIII. Rashleigh's Specimens of British Minerals

117

IX. Dr Thomson's System of Chemistry

120

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

XI. Chenevix's Inquiries concerning the Chemical Properties

of Palladium · - .

- 163

XII. Professor Arthur's Discourses on Theological and Lite-

rary Subjects

. 168

XIII. Dr Jackson’s Remarks on the Constitution of the Medi-

cal Department of the British Army, &c. - 178

XIV. Dr Brown's Sermons - - - - 190

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

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

in 1792 - - - - - 207

V XVII. 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 -

242

Appendix_Statement of Facts respecting the First Pub-

'lication of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Works 254

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

APRIL 1804.

No. VII.

Art. I. Traités de Legislation Civile et Penale ; precedés de Principes

Generaux de Legislation, et d'une Vue d'un Corps complet de Droit ; terminés par un Esai sur l'Influence des tems et des lieux relativement aux Lois. Par M. Jeremie Bentham, Jurisconsulte Anglois. Publiés en François par M. Dumont de Geneve, d'après les Manuscrits confiés par l'Auteur. 8vo. 3 tom. Paris, an X. 1802.

The 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 fpeculations of an English philosopher are published at Paris under the direction of a redacteur from Geneva. This arrangement is not the most obvious or natural in the world ; nor is it very flattering to the literature of this country; but we have no doubt that it was adopted for sufficient, reafons.

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 confiderable expectation and confiderable alarm in the reading part ci che community. While the author displayed, in many places, great originality and accuracy of thinking, and gave proofs throughout of a very uncommon degree of acuteness and impartiality, it was easy to perceive that he was encumbered with the magnitude of his subject, and that his / habits of discussion were but ill adapted to render it popular with the greater part of his rerlers. Though fully poslefied of his subject, he scarcely ever appeared to be master of it, and seemed evidently to move in his new order with great anxiety and great exertion. In the fubordinate FOL. IV. NO. 7.

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