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suggests very little that is applicable to our particular cafe: it is dedicated to the noble heir of the Townshend-family, very properly dignified by the Tranflator, with the title of Militia-Toruns: bend. He has also, in his preface, bestowed the title of Lord on Captain Hervey: and to make amends for that excess of courte sey, he has gone out of his way to discourse of one Byng, as if he had no title at all.

VII. A Letter to the University of Cambridge, on a late resignation. By a Gentleman of Oxford. 8vo. 64. Cooper.

An ironical piece, calculated equally to expose and abuse that learned university, and the noble person at the head of it. Tho' published under an Oxford mak, it very probably belongs to Tome Cambridge-bronze, which needed none at all: the little wa. ter.gilding affectation of wit and pleafantry it is lacquered over with, is chiefly topical; and if intelligible at Cambridge, will afford little entertainment any where else.

VIII. A Letter from a Bavarian Officer, in the service of the Empress-Queen, &c. to his Friend in London: containing a view of the state of the empire; - together with some reAlections on the present political turn of affairs in Germany, and the part the English are likely to act on this important oc' casion. Translated from the original German, now in the hands of a Gentleman in London. By Mr. P. M. M. 8vo. I S. Morgan.

Here we have another publication under false colours; for tho' it must be admitted, that the Author is really an adventurer in the Service of the Empress.Queen, he is no more a Bavarian than a Japanese. All his knowlege is British;

all his images are Britilh ;-and every phrase he makes use of, is British, British, Britilh. The ground of his whole performance is a fuppofition, That we Britons were all of us out of our wits with joy, at, his Prufian Majesty's Gazette victory over the Austrians and that these intemperate transports of ours were owing either to our love of justice, in the belief that his Pruffian Majesty had undertaken a just war; or a felf-concern for our own welfare, in a like belief, that our interests were linked and interwoven with his. And his endeavours are to Thew, that policy has nothing to do with julice, and of all political measures, the Pruflian march into Saxony the leaft that his Praffian Majefty's interests, and those of Britain, had not the least connection, and though we might be serviceable to him in the shape of fubfidies, he could make us no returns, either by land or sea ;—that even the

very electorate of Hanover, for whose fake the fo much boasted treaty of Whitehall was made, was likely to incur all the difficulties and dangers by it, which it was calculated to obviate: And that theEmpressQueen deserves none of the blame we daily throw upon her, for entering into a concert with the French court; fince she was for

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IX. A View of the Manner in which Trade and Civil Liberty support each other. Being one of the two dissertations on that lubject, which obtained the prizes at Cambridge in 1755, then first instituted by the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Townshend; read before the Univerfity June 17, by William Hazeland, M. A. Schoolmaster at Tottenham-Highcrofs, in Middlesex. 4to. Is. Beecroft.

A very fenGble, spirited, manly performance. X. The Voice of the People; a collection of Addresses to his Majesty, and Instructions to Members of Parliament, by their Conftituents, upon the unsuccessful management of the prefent war, both by land and sea, and the establishment of a national Militia, &c. &c. 8vo. I:s. Payne.

To this Collection, the Editor has prefixed a well-written preface, in defence of the addresses, and (with the ingenious Author of the Confiderations) to prove them conftitutional, decent, and necessary.

See Review for November, p. 518. XI. Bungiana; or, An Assemblage of What-d’ye-call-?ems, in prose and verse, that have occasionally appeared, relative to the conduct of a certain naval Commander. Now first collected, in order to perpetuate the memory of his wonderful atchievements. 8vo. 6 d. Doughty.

Gleaned from the firft overflowings of the News-papers, * * against Admiral Byng.

** XII: A Collection of several Pamphlets, very little known; Tome fuppressed letters, and fundry detached pieces, published in the daily papers, &or relative to the cafe of Admiral Byng. 8vo. 'I's. 6 d. Lacy. * Billy

This is a collection of pieces in favour of Mr. Byng, and is published as a counterpoise to Bungiana; the preceding article. XIII. Some Reafons for believing sundry letters and papers, ascribed, in three late publications, to Admiral Byng, not only spurious, but also an insidious attempt to prejudice the AdmiTal's character. 8vo. Ts. Doughty. ;

The above title apparently indicates an ironical performance. The pamphlet is by no means the most contemptible of those

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in the guilt of his transgression. Addressed to all, but particularly Preachers, who embrace the doctrine of original fin, By Anthony Fothergill, a Husbandman in the county of Westmoreland. 8vo. I s. Payne. 7 3021mg's

Having had occafion, more than once, to give our sentiments of Mr. Fothergill, as an Author, we shall at present content ourselves with obierving, that this piece, though it contains nothing new upon the subject, is written in a clean and sensible manner, and carries with it evident marks of found judgment. 1975 19

គួរៗ ឯន ៤ • t ) : XV. The Trial of Spirits; or, A Treatise upon the Na. ture, Office, and Operations of the Spirit of Truthma,

By "James Relly. 8vo. Is. Lewisa vem 2190' n Dit do modt.

This is a strange rhapsody, wherein it often difficult to perceive, what the Author means. Theng Peat point which he is folicitous to eitablish, feems to be this;vthat whatever the Spirit worketh for the salvation and comfort of mankind, is all wrought by his shewing us the things of Christ, and testifying of him, that he may be glorihed. • Whatever operating power and influence (upon our hearts)' says he, tends to lead us to Jefus for righte

ousness and ftrength, to Yesus for wisdom and purity, to efus • for eternal salvation and comfort, shows us the glory of Jesus, 6 and endears Jesus to the foul, yea, contantly leads ùs out of • ourselves, to have all our hope and dependence 'on Jef@s; this is the spirit of truth, the Holy Ghost, the Comforter van

& Nos i XVI. E Jays on several Divine and Moral Subjects: particularly on the Christian temper and conductober-mindededness--thefear of God--a future ftate-a marriage-the middle

ftate the imitation of Christ-degrees in glory--religionthe fabbath-affliction--contentmenta pacific dispositionthe late earthquakes the advent and crucifixion-moderation, &c. By William Richardson of Blencowę, Vicar of Dacre, in Cumberland. 12mo. 2s. 6d. Hodges.

Though there is nothing particularly triking, or animated in there Eflays, yet the sentiments are juft, the language is easy and per picious, and a spirit of candor, and benevolence breathes through the whole of them. The Author enters into, no nice or refined speculations, but following the dictates of plain comnon fense, has adapted his performance to the capacity of almost

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XVII. The Wisdom of the Supreme Being. A Poem. By George Bally, M. A. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. 4to. Is.

B. Dod, &c.

This is the second time that Mr. Bally has ob:ained Mr. Sea. ton's(a) reward ; and we can safely say, that if his first attempt ca merited that distinction, the present performance deserves it no less.

''In our account of that poem, we, in general, remarked, that

Mr. Bally's only resemblance to Milton, confifted in his larding this verses with some peculiar words used by that great Bard, but - which, as they were now obsolete, could neither add dignity nor Spirit to poetical numbers. Tho' Mr. Bally seems to have been convinced of the propriety of that criticism, yet is he now guilty of greater transgression, in introducing uomufical (6) words, coining(e) new ones, and changing adjectives into lubstantives (d). There can be no apology for the use of words incapable of harmonious combination and though Milton, Philips, Young, Thomson, and others, may be cited as authorities for the practice mentioned in the other parts of our charge, Mr. Bally ought to consider, that those who scarce rise to the middle of Parnaffus, are, by the eternal laws of Apollo, excluded from many licences wherein they who have reached the summit, are indulged.

After his introductory Address to the Supreme Being, Mr. Bally censures Reason, and Philosophy, as the grand fources of Scepticism and Infidelity ; and yet, can any proposition be more evident, than chat reason, and philosophy are the only media, by which man can demonstrate the wisdom of the great Architect of Nature ; whether we consider that attribute a priori ; or, a pofteriori, from the works of creation? This, we humbly conceive, is a little slip at the very threshold of the work.

The Muses, it is allowed, are exempted from a scientifical precision : Yet, when a Master of Arts, and Fellow of a Col. lege, writes on a learned subject, the world has a right to look for marks of erudition, if not of genius. But much we fear, that Mr. Bally is not a little deficient in this respect ; especially in what he has said of the buman anatomy. We shall pass over his account of the eye and ear, the structure of which he had done better to have copied from any modern anatomist than from Cicero, (e) with this observation, that though none of the other fenses afford such a fund of poetical images, yet is his description of them both unpoetical and barren. Nor is he culpable only for his omiffions; the epithet which he be. ftows on the finews (f) his spiral knots of veins, not to mention his fringing the fabrick with nerves, betray his ignorance of anatomy:

Would not one conclude from the following (a) Review, vol. XII. page 159. 10) • When the Divine Geometrician stretch'd • Th' immeasurable level through the void.'

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Life's tepid waves all o'er ? In defiance, however, of our Bard's authority, the unpoetical herd of Physiologists may ftill confidently maintain, that the veins only bring back the blood from the extremities, effete, and consequently unfit for the offices of life.

Rico Mr. Bally's refutation of the Epicarean fyftem, is less exceptionable ; but had this gentleman, looked into Cardinal Polig. nac's Anti-Lucretius, or had he even condescended to peruse Sir Richard Blackmore's Poem on the Creation; and availed himself ever fo moderately of his reading, perhaps neither his seasoning or numbers, might have been the worfe for it.

38 But though our Bard, in what he has advanced again! Epicurus, is intelligible enough, yet in the first lines of his refutation of Aristotle, he seems to have taken the contrary, biasss at least we, who, alafs ! are not OEdipases, are unable to unriddle them.

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