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Observations sur les Fosses d'aisance, et Moyens de prévenir les Incon

veniens de leur vuidange, par Mel. Laborie, Cadet le Jeune, et Paro mentier. 8vo. Paris.

This useful work was undertaken and published by the command and at the expence of the French government. It will probably prove the means of saving the lives of many poor scavengers employed in emptying, &c. common sewers; and therefore deserves the attention of every police. Clef du Grand-Oeuvre, ou Lettres du Sancelrien Tourangeau, à Ma

dame Le D. L. B.***t. . D. f. a. t. 8vo. Paris. One of the moft absurd and contemptible yagaries of alchemistical impudence and nonsense. Histoire générale de l'Eglise Chrétienne, depuis sa naissance jusqu'à fon dernier état triomphant dans les ciel, tirée principalement de l' Apocalypse : Ouvrage traduit de l’Anglois de Mgr. Pattorini, par un Religieux Bénédictin, &c. 3 vots. 12mo. Rouen.

This new commentary on the Apocalypse contains a great deal of facred and profane erudition. Its peculiar intrinsic merit we will not pretend to determine. Précis des Moyens de secourir les Personnes empoisonnées par les Poisons cor

roffs, extraits de l'Ouvrage des Contre-poisons de l'Arsenic, du Sublimé corrosif, du, et du Plomb, &c. de M. Navier, &c. 8vo. Paris.

A concife and judicious abstract of M. Navier's excellent work. on counter-poisons, made and published by the command of the French government. Philemon, ou Entretiens sur divers Sujets, interesans de Morale; OM l'Anti-Belisaire; par M. de S. H***.

Paris. An unsuccessful attempt to correct or to excel Mr. Marmontel's Belisarius, by another similar tale, set off with very moral and ore thodox sentiments. Epitre à M. Desforges Boucher, ancien Gouverneur général des Isles de France et de Bourbon, &c. Par M. le Chevalier de Bertin. 8vo. Paris.

An indifferent poetical epiftle, displaying the contrast between the respective climes, productions, manners, and morals of Paris and of the island of Bourbon, the native country of the poet.

Réflexions Critiques et Patriotiques. 12mo. Paris. The author, who styles himself chevalier de .... begins with at. tempting to prove the truth of revelation from the mere light of reafon, and to confute the attacks of infidels: and then treats his readers with his own peculiar notions on the education of youth ; and of princes destined for our sovereigns; on the method of increasing and securing foreign commerce ; of providing for the poor of a juit and equal taxation; of the means of encouraging agriculture, and of procuring troops and generals. The author seems to be a very sober, well-meaning, patriotic gentleman. Venerie Normande, ou Ecole de la Chasse aux Chiens courans, pour le

Lievre, le Chevreuil, le Cerf, le Daim, le Sanglier, le Loup, le Renard, et la Loutre; avec les Sons de Challe, accompagnés chacun d'une Explication sur l'Occasion et les circonstances ils doivent être fonnés, &c. 8vo. Rouen.

The book appears to be an instructive and complete treatise on hunting ; a paltime in which the author has passed not less than fortytwo years of his life.


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Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri. Milano.

An interesting Eulogy on two very illustrious mathematicians, by their learned countryınan F. Frili. Noticias de la Historia General de Isas de Canaria, &c. per Don Joseph

de Viera y Ciavjo, Presbytero del mismo Opisoado, 3 vols. 8vo. En Madrid,

A minute and valuable account both of the natural and civil his. tory and state of the Canary Ifands. Voyage Pitturesque de Paris, ou Indication de tout ce qu'il-y-a de plus beau dans cette Ville, en Peinture, Sculpture, et Archite&ture, par M. D••..

Paris. A faithful and sen@ble guide for travellers who wish to know and visit all the various master-pieces of painting, statuary, and architecture actually extant in Paris.

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P OLI TI C A L. An Examination into the Conduct of the present Adminiftration, from

the Year 1774 10 the Year 1778. And a Plan of Accommodation with America. 8vo. Is. 6d. Almon. HIS examiner, after censuring, in various instances, the

conduct of administration in the war with America, proceeds to delineate a plan for the settlement of our disputes with che colonies. For this purpose he proposes that we should remove our troops from every part of America, except Halifax, Quebec, and St. Augustine : at the same time declaring a forpension of all hoitilities with British America, both by fea and Iapd, and granting the inhabitants of that country a free trade to any part of the globe : that the prerogative of declaring peace and war should remain in the king of Great Britain ; every other fovereign power within America being vested in the congreis, upon the tooting in which it now Hands. Having men tioned these general propositions, the author next attempts to invalidate such objections as may be made to this scheme of union, which he also represents as the most advantageous to both countries. The Public Welfare : -or, an infallible Method of paying off the

Nationa: Debt of England ; affording a perpetual Supply for every Exigrnce of Government, without levying any Tax ; and rendering Men as happy as Riches can make thim. By M. D—2. Svo.

Hookham. The fubje&t of this pamphlet is a method of discharging the national debt, which the author proposes to accomplith by opening ftare-banks in the capital cities of England, whither all persons might depofie çheir money under the following terms :

<ift That fuch individuals as chuse to put out any sums of money, fhall have a right to come upon those banks, for the intereft of their money, only after twenty years have been fully expired since the day it was depofited,

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2d, That after the expiration of the twenty years, the interest shall begin to take place, and that this interest Thall then form an annuity of 30 per cent,' An Address to the Lords of the Admiralty, on their Condud toward's

Admiral Keppel. 8vo. Almon. The author of this pamphlet endeavours to refute, or rather to pidicule, some maxims said to have been lately advanced by lord Mulgrave in a great assembly. One is, that a specific charge in writing being exhibited against any officer before the board of admiralty, the commissioners of that board muft immediately appoint 'a court-unartial for trial of the person accused. Another is, that if any officer ask for a court-martial to justify his own character, the commiflioners must not appoint one. A Conftitutional Packet, by a Friend to the Constitution of Great

Britain. 8vo. Williams. The contents of this packet are, an address to the first lord of the admiralty, and a political manifefo from the author; the former of which betrays a prejudiced opponent, and the latter an egotistical declaimer, equally dull and frivolous. The School for Scandal. A Comedy. 8vo. 15. 6d. Bladon.

It is fit to apprise our readers that, under the title of a new dramatic piece, we are here presented with nothing more than a whimsical caricature of administration. Three Lettirs from Sir John Dalrymple, Bart. to the Right Hon.

Lord Viscount Barrington, late Secretary at War, on bis Lordo hip's oficial Conduct. 8vo. 21., Wilkie.

These Letters relate to the conduct of lord Barrington, as fe. cretary at war, in respect to the regiment of Roman Catholics lately raised in Ireland, to the levying of which his lordship is charged with having thrown every obstacle in his power. The primary cause of the author's resentment appears to be the injury thence sustained by two of his brothers, who had been appointed to commissions in the regiment. But fir John Dalrymple places the behaviour of the secretary in a different light; directly imputing to him alone the loss of the British empire in America. The Letters are equally animated and sarcafic.

Three Leliers, &c. 8vo. is. Dixwell. In the first of these letters, which is addresied to che merchants and gentlemen' of the Reprisal Association for fitting out privateers, the author recommends, for the purpose of privateering, the establishment of associated companies at Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and other convenient places on the coast of Barbary, whence we might greatly annoy the trade of the French and Spaniards during a war with these powers. The second leiter is addressed to the Rofian ambassador, and reggefs a plan of Great Britairi's resigning to the czarina the land of Minorca, in consideration of her assisting us with a powerful fleet and army for fubjugating America. By the cession of this illand, and a perpetual alli. ance between Great Britain and Rusia, the author endeavours to shew that both these nations would reap considerable advantage, the former in her wars with France or Spain, and the other in those with the Turks.—The third letter is addressed to the judges of the court of King's Bench, and advises that felons thould be obliged to work in the coal and lead mines, inftead of being fent on board the hulk.

PO E T RY. Pieces selected from 'the Italian Poets, by Agostino Isola, Teacher

of the Italian Language, and translated into English Verfe by jome Gentlemen at the Univerfity. 8vo. 35. Jewed. Robson.

These pieces are taken from the works of Metaftafio, Petrarch, Tassoni, Ariosto, Tasso, and Guarini *. The editor informs us, that he delivered these, and many other pieces of Italian poetry to some gentlemen of the univerfity of Cambridge, who undertook to translate them; and that he hoped to publish a much larger collection; but having not received the tranflations he expected, he determined to print such as were already sent him; though ir gave him great concern to find, that he could not have the pleasure of adorning his volume with tranflations from other poets of the first character in Italy. We shall oblige our readers with a cantata from Metastasio,

• Placido zeffiretto,

Se trovi il caro oggetto,
Digli che sei fospiro,

Ma non gli dir di chi.
Limpido ruscelletto,

se mai l'incontri in lei,
Dille che pianto sei,
Ma non le dir qual ciglio
Crescer ti fè cosi.

• Gentle Zephyr, as you fly,


fair-one's ear,
Whisper soft that you're a figh;

But from whose heart she must not hear.
Limpid rill, if e'er my love

Near thy gurgling runnel rove;
Murmur that from tears you rise;

But tell her not from whose fad eyes.' This cantata turns upon two of these pretty conceits, in which the Italian poets are peculiarly happy. The translators have acquitted themselves with reputation ; but not one of them has subscribed his name to his performance.

* The editor calls him repeatedly Guarino, but for what reason he does not inform us.


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An Heroic Epifle 10 Sir James Wright. 410. 15. 6d. Bew.

The author, who is a warm admirer of lord Chatham, takes occasion, from a late political controversy, to satirize lord Bute and Sir James Wright; but particularly the latter, whom he addresses with unceremonious freedom, but in poetical language, The Nativity of our Saviour. A Poem. By the rev. Samuel

Hayes, M. A. 410., 15. 6d. Dodfley. The shepherds attend their flocks near Bethlehem; a choir of angels descend from heaven, and announce the glad tidings of salvation. This circumstance leads the author to consider the blessings of redemption, and the gratitude which is due to heaven for these inestimable favours. In the latter part Mr. Hayes answers this objection of the unbeliever: why did Chrift appear in such a humble ftationi - This poem is not inferior to the author's former publications. The Sadducee. A Poem. Oocafioned by several Publications, and

particularly Disquisitions relating to Matter. and Spirit, by Jofeph Priestley, LL. D. F. R. S. Fielding and Walker,

This writer, who is probably a methodist, but certainly no poet, vehemently declaims agaioft she impiety of Dr. Priestley; and treats him and his controverly with Dr. Price as petulantly, as a certain epigrammatist treated the “ wicked Will. Whiston," and his attempts to discover the longitude.

Party Satire satirized A Poem. 410. Is. 6d. Bladon.

The design of this piece is to shew, that political satire, like every other species of poetry, has its just limits; and that it fhould never presume to exceed the bounds of loyalty and decency. This very falutary advice is communicated in that sort of rough, energetic style, which diftinguishes the compositions of a tremendous bard, who has for some time past amused himself with scourging John Wesley, Captain Parolles at Minden, the Scotch Junto, and other objects of his indignation. But whether the author of this piece be the same impetuous hero, assuming an air of moderation, for some private reasons, or a very different man, we shall leave his readers to determine. An Ode to the Warlike Genius of Great Britain. Second Edition,

By W. Tasker, A. B. 410. 25. Dodley. In this Ode the author pursues the following plan : he addresses the genius of Britain, takes a 'retrospective view of some of our ancient warriors, particularly Edward the Black Prince, and Henry V. and their atchievement at Crefly and Agincourt; he then turns his eye to the several camps, which have been lately formed in different parts of the kingdom. The prospect of the camp at Cox-heath gives him an opportunity of saying some gallant things of the duchess of Devonshire, as one of the defcendents of the celebrated duke of Marlborough. The view of


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