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with new .rancour, and impelled with fresh vehemence, the Hop. Gentleman rushes blindly forward; but surely it cannot escape observation, that the di play of these passions, and the resumption of that mode of reasoning are the best proofs that the Hon. Gentleman is indeed reduced to the last extremity ; and by the ute of such arguments, that he shews himself deftitute of any that better become a real statesman, or a great orator.'
The concluding sentence of the 1peech is also rectified in the prefent publication.
• I shall now relinquish this subject, perhaps for ever, with repeating a sentiment, ihat I have before thrown out in the discussions upon this business. I will not barter ENGLỊSH COMMERCE for IRISH SLAVER Y.---THAT is not the price I would pay,---nor is THIS the thing I would purchas.'
Of that promptitude in debate, which we mentioned above, (see another article in this Review) as a distinguishing characteristic of Mr. Fox, we have, in this Reply, a striking example. His repartee is animated ; and his wit, it must be owned, is conveyed through a perpetual stream of argument. Art. 18, The proposed System of Trade with Ireland explained,
Nichols. London, 1785. The author of this pamphlet first thews the present situation of Ireland; secondly, that in which she wishes to be placed ; and lastly, the probable effects which the whole arrangement will have, if completed, on our manufactures, our trade, and our shipping. After many appeals to facts, and much cool and judicious reasoning, he concludes, “ that in return for equality of trade, Ireland not only agrees to secure to this country a monopoly of comfumption, but to aflit us in supporting the general expence of the empire. by applying the surplus of her hereditary revenue, above its prefent produce, to naval services, the particulars of which may be ascertained and fixed by the bill to be passed in that country for apropriating it. The slightest attention to the articles which com pote that revenue, will shew, that it is entirly impossible for the trade, manufactures, or population of Ireland to increase, without a proportional augmentation of that revenue in particular. The two countries will then, under the proposed system, be united in the siren: eft bonds of mutual advantage: they will hereafter have one climan interest; and all ground of future disputęs, jealousies, and da molties, will be prevented. The resolutions are such as Great Eritain m y agree to confiftent with her honour, and with perfect ialety to the interest of both kingdoms. Let us not then, by denying to accede to them, drive Ireland into acts of violence, and lay wurselves under the neceflity of adopting measures which may perhaps ultimately terminate not in a nominal, but an actual separation of both kingdoms, by forcing them into different interests, as rivals and competitors for the advantages to be derived from trade and commerce, which will be so much better secured to us by a free and liberal intercourie. Art. 19. Report of the Lords of the Committee appointed for the Confideration of all matters relating to trade and foreign plantations
upon the two Questions, viz. 1. Upon the propriety of reducing the Duties payable in Great Britain on the importation of goods the growth and manufacture of Ireland, to the same rate as the duties payable in Ireland on the importation of the like goods, the growth and manufacture of Great Britain. 2. What preferences are now given to the importation of any article the growth, produce, or manufacture of Ireland, by any duty or prohibition on the importation, use, or fale of the like article from foreign ports; and how far it may be the interest of Great Britain in future to comtinue or alter the same. To which is added, the Irish Account of their imports and exports from and to Great Britain for five years, ending the 25th of March, 1784. 8vo.. 2s. Stockdale, London. 1785. The Committee having taken this extensive subject into their confideration, first called for the accounts necessary for their information, that they might fee in what articles of growth and manufacture the trade between the two kingdoms was carried on, and to what amount in each respective article. And next proceeded to a particular investigation of many of the capital articles of trade between the two kingdoms.-- In this report, there is to be found a good deal of information both curious and important. As an instance of information of the former kind, “ Upon examining the accounts of
exports and imports, as stated by the proper officers of the cuftoms in each kingdom, they found the most material difference, not only in the total valuation' by which the real balance of the trade between the two countries could alone be ascertained; but also very great differences in the quantities of several specific articles, stated as imported from Ireland into Great Britain.--If the Committee are to rely on the accounts stated in Ireland, the balance of trade between Great Britain and Ireland is much against Great Britain. If, on the contrary, they are to rely on the accounts of the British Custom-house, the balance of trade between the two kingdoms is greatly against Ireland. And yet it is fingular, that in the most capital articles of Irish export, it appears by the British accounts, that more has been imported from Ireland into England, than apa pears by the Irish accounts to have been exported from thence to Great Britain.” The committee profess themselves unable to penerate into the causes of such material differences.
As an inttance of that important intelligence which is to be found in the report, we thall just mention, that it appears from the best information which could be obtained at a general meeting of the potters of Staffordshire, that a proportion not less than five-sixths of the whole of their manufacture of earthenware is exported to foreign parts, including Ireland under that descriptiont. Art. 20. The Commercial Regulations with Ireland explained
and confidered, in the Speech of the Right Hon. Mr. Orde, upon opening the same in the House of Commons of Ireland. With an authentic Copy of the Propositions, and of the Observations made upon them by the Committee of Merchants and Traders of the City of London. 8vo. Is. Debrett. London. 1785.
A few declamatory and vague observations on Mr. Orde's speech, as reported by news-writers, when he opened the propositions for commercial regulations in the House of Commons of Ireland. Art. 21. Original Papers relative to the Rights and Pretensions
of the Nabob of Arcot and the Rajah of Tanjore ; and to the Demands of British Subjects on the Nabob of Arcot. 8vo. 2s. Debrett. London. 1785.
To these original papers, which are chiefly interesting to the creditors of the Nabob of Arcot, some observations are subjoined to illustrate the benefits of throwing personal effects into circulation; and the mode of circulating with advantage the bonds to be given by the Nabob and the Rajah of Tanjore. The author of the observations thinks it reasonable, that the tributary Rajahs and Polygars of the Carnatic should pay a proper portion of their revenues to the ítate whole protection they enjoy : that is, to their oppressive tyrants. He thinks, that in addition to what they now pay, a new assessment of two lacks should take place, under the sanction and guarantee of the Company, which should remain for ever. Art. 22. The Thirty-nine Articles; or, a Plan of Reform
in the Legislative Delegation of Utopia. By the Author of “ A call to the Jews.* 8vo. 6d. Johnson. 1785.
The most impotent effort at humour that was ever attempted. Art. 23. A political Psalm, for the Service of the Year 1785.
Addressed to the People of England. Dedicated to her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire. Principally intended for the Edification of the Grocers, and the Retailers of Tea. Proper to be read in all Houses and Families throughout the Illand of Great Britain, during the continuance of the present Ministers. By Quicquid Præcipies Esto Brevis, Esq.
Ridgway. London. 1785. Of this pfalm our readers will be pleased to accept a specimen.
• Thus ! doth your young Chancellor lavish away honours at his will, and titles, when it seemeth him meet.
• For though! his own likeness he greatly multiplieth not : Yet, useful verily is he in creation ;-True ! -He is sparing in his marquisates ; - but; who can upbraid him with viscounts and carls ?
• If parliamentary interest he affecteth! You may have carls meted out by the peck: Yea! viscounts and barons by the bushel ! Art. 24. Answer to the Defence of the Perthshire Resolutions.
8vo. 1s. "Creech. Edinburgh. 1785.
The Perthshire resolutions had a reference to the support of small stills, of which the destruction was deemed an expedient measure by government. They were defended, however, as proper, by an anonymous writer; and to this defence, the pamphlet before us is an anfwer. The author discovers an acquaintance with the Scottish laws, and is very probably a member of the College of Justice at Edinburgh. He is acute, and pushes his antagonist with vigour.
* Vide Review, vol. ii.
It is not, however, perfectly clear to us, that he has overthrown
of the Right Hon. William Pitt, for leave to bring in a Bill to
The speeches exhibited in this debate appear to have been copied from the newspapers. They are not, therefore, to be recommended
and genuine. The editor has not even been at the trouble to give any decent degree of correctness to the language of the reportArt. 26. Memorial of Mr. Cuthbert Gordon, relative to the
Discovery and Ule of Cudbear, and other dying Wares. 4to.
Mr. Gordon having discovered a dye-ware, which is produced
to the Right Honourable William Pitt in the Sunshine. With Notes critical, political, historical, and explanatory. 4to. 2s. Murray. London. 1785. Why the author should have damned Lord Ashburton, or made him write this epistle from Hell, we cannot say—but so it is. In the two first lines of the epiftle we are plainly given to understand, that the admonition does not come from the Elysian thades, but from a place of “ horror.” The admonishing Lord says,
" What dread dismay my soul invades,
" And adds frejk horror to the shades !!" The writer has thus opened a formidable battery against himself and his performance. The other side will say, that a damned Spirit cannot with any propriety be supposed to give good counsel, and that all that is said must proceed from the devil, the father of lies. The character of Mr. D-nd--s will enable our readers to form fome opinion of this doggrel epistle ; which is intended to be feverely anti-ministerial.
“And must Dand-s, your boast and pride,
Again be forc'd to change bis fide ?
“ To Faith apoftate, true to Tweed;
“ Bray's veering vicar were an ass.)” This political squib concludes with an epitaph “ on the Right “ Hon. William P-tt, buried in St. Stephen's Chapel, Westmin“ fter, beneath an enormous pile of uncompleated statutes.” Much abuse, a very little wit, and no poetry, make up the sum total of this pfeudo-Alburtonean epistle. Art. 28. The History of Sir Henry Clarendon. 2 vols. 12mo.
75. Baldwin. 1785. The ne plus ultra of boarding-school infipidity, Atr. 29. 'The Claims of the Public on the Minister, and the
Servants of the Public. Stated by John Earl of Stair. 8vo. is. Stockdale. 1785.
His Lordship's motto seems to bear no friendly aspect to Mr. Pitt:
Magna petis Phaeton ! et quæ nec viribus iftis
Munera conveniant, nec tam puerilibus annis. The noble anthor, however, professes to be rather the friend than the enemy of that gentleman. His Lordfhip's ideas on the subject of finance, bear some resemblance to those lately offered to the House of Commons by Mr. Fox. " The rest who does not know ?" Art 30 Camilla ; or, The Correspondence of a deceased Friend.
3 vols. 12mo. Cass. This novel is pert without being lively; and speaks perpetually of love without being interesting. It is tedious, and without incident. It offends not, however, against the interests of morality and virtue ; and thus far it is commendable. Art. 3i. Belmont Grove; or, The Discovery. A Novel.
In a series of letters. By a Lady. 2 vols. i2mo. 55. Lane. In these volumes there is much preparation or apparatus, and a most imperfect fable. The author gives the promite of entertainment, and is unable to afford any gratification. Having neither art, ingenuity, nor invention, nothing is atchieved. The piece is lame, defective, and frivolous in the greatest degree. Art. 32. The Heraldry of Nature; or, Instructions for the King
at Arms. Comprising the arms, supporters, crests, and mottoes, both in Latin and English, of the Peers of E-d. Blazoned from the authority of truth, and characteristically descriptive of the several Qualities that distinguish their poffeffors. To which is added, several samples, neatly etched by an eminent engraver, I 2mo. 25, 6d, Smith,