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ous Observations on the Zoonomia of that hydrophobia is not an inflammatory dik eccentric writer, endeavouring to subvert case, and that bleeding has never been the fundamental principles of his work. successfully employed in it. We are disposed to flatter ourselves that The last work which we shall mention, D. Darwin will not refuse to accept the under the head of Medicine, is a poem, challenge of a combatant who is by no miscellanenully descriptive and didactimeans unworthy of atrention.

cal, in four parts, entitled, Phthisiologia. Mr. WHITE, apothecary to the Bath The author evinces himself to be a man of City Infirmary and Dispensary has pub- observation, and he displays a considerable lished his Observations ard Experiments portion of professional knowledge ; but, as on the broad-leafed Willoru-bark, illustrate a poet, the share of merit due to him is ed with Cuises. This bark has been in very finall indeed. troduced as a substitute for the Peruvian ; and Mr. W. tells us, that, since the intro- Mr. SIMMONS, senior surgeon to the duction of it into the Bath City Infir- Manchester infirmary, has published fome mary and Dispensary, that institution has Reflections on the Propriety of performing saved by it not less than £o. 20. a year: the cæfarean Operation : he is so deterthe common dose is two table-spoons full of mined an enemy to it, that he says " it the decoction three or four times a day : in never can be justifiable during the parent's intermittents it is necessary to give one or life, and stands recorded only to disgrace two ounces every three hours: the form the art;" this expression surely is fomeof decoction conlists of two ounces of the what too positive and intoleraut. To these bark boiled in two pints of water to one Reflections Mr. S. has added a few thort pint, with the addition of a dram of pic observations on cancer, in which he rejects

It is to be expected that these the external application of arsenic, but reobservations and experiments will excite lates a single instance, in which, taken inthe attention of medical gentleman to the ternally in very small quantities, it was provirtues of other barks as well as that of ductive of material benefit. In this pam. the broad-leafed willow.

phlet Mr. Simmons has related some exDr. OnTyd has translated from the periments on the supposed origin the Latin of his own original A Treatise on cow-pox; the result of which seems to mortal Diseases : the doctor has arranged prove, in the fi.st place, that the col-pox the causes of death under the following poison does not originate in the horse's seven heads : 1. Death from old age. II. heel, as Dr. JENNER supposes; and, in From passion of the mind. III. Death either the second place, that cows will not take from the alundance or want of caloric. IV. the small-pox. From the electric mock. V. From different Dr. HULL has published A Defence of kinds of gas, norious to the animal ecou09'. the cæsarean Operation, with ObservaVI. From poisons. VII. and lafily, decih tions on Embryulcia and the Section of the from universul diseases. A single octavo Sympbifis Pubis, alleressed to Mr. W. Smivolume does not allow sufficient room for mons. Mr. S. had asserted, that, although so comprehensive a plan as the present: the cæsarean operation is said to have Dr. Ontyd has exerted a great deal of in- been performed with success in other na. dustry in reducing to their several heads tions on the continent of Europe, it has a variety of facts, and his work though proved fatal in England in every instance. by no means perfect, may be read with to This singular difference,” he continues, pleasure and initruétion.

so in the event of an operation, is unparMr. Debrett has imported from Phi.. alleled in any other case, and, unless cliladelphia A View of the Science of Life on mate be admitted to have great influence, the Principles established in the Elements of no sufficient cause has been yet assigned." M dicine of the late celebrated John Brown, Dr. Hull accounts in this manner for the &c. by W.Yates and CHARLES MAC- difference of success : the operation on LEAN: the desperate and deadly practice the continent is performed in a more early of these merciless physicians excites the stage, before the strength of the mother mingled emotions of pity and indignation; has been exhausted by the continuance and of indignation against the practitioners, repetition of tormenting and unprofitable and of pity towards the victims who are pains, and before her life is endangered so unfortunate as to fall into their hands. by the accession of inflammation of the

Dr. PEARSON's Arguments in Favour abdominal cavity. This difference, thereof inflammatory Diatbesis in Hydrophobia fore, Dr. Hull argues, is applicable on confidered, is a pamphlet which does credit the ground of pre-existing disease, with to its author : 'the object is to prove that out having recourse to the influence of

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blimate, or supposing any material change We are happy to announce the third in the laws of the female constitution. Mr. edition of Mri BLIZARD's Lecture on the Simmons, in his pamphlet, had assembled Situation of the large Blood-Veljels of the à variety of quotations from Parey, Extremities, and the Methods of making efI Tauriceau, and Dionis, in reprobation feElual Pressure on the Arteries in Case of of the cæsarean operation : Dr. Hull dangerous Effufions of Blod from Wounds. detects his antagonist in suppressing pal- To the present edition of this very ingesages less favourable to his opinion. We nious and useful work is now added a are sorry that the circumstances which at. brief explanation of the nature of wounds, tend this controversy should have excited more particularly those received from firepersonal animosity in the polemics : it is arms. to the interest of science that every que. ftion, more particularly a question of such Since our last Retrospect, the author paramount importance as the present, of Joan of Arc has published a second voshould be discussed with the utmost calm- lume of Poems: It will be remembered, ness, impartiality, and decorum : it is of that, in the second edition of his epic, consequence also, that those who are en- Mr. SOUTHEY omitted the Vision of the gaged in the discussion, far from endea- Maid of Orleans, advertising, at the same vouring to weaken the arguments of their time, that he intended to republish it in opponent for the purpose of displaying accommodation to that improved edition. their own superior dexterity of defence, A large portion of the present volume is. should expose whatever imbecillity on occupied with this vision, which is now their own side may have escaped him. In divided into three books: it is very much fort, those who discuss a scientific que- enlarged, and, after d careful compariItion with sincere ardour tu search for the son of it with the original, as it stood in discovery of truth, will co-operate toge- the ninth book of the quarto edition, ther : the one will not glory in the defeat we have no hesitation in pronouncing of the other, that both will consider them- it to be very materially improved. The selves as fighting under the same banners, rest of the volume is filled with miscellaand will triumph in the skill and success neous poetry : Mr. S. has given us a few of each other. These remarks are ex- specimens of English eclogues, after the torted by the state of the present contro- manner of the German idylls, where the verly, a controversy from which, if con- characters introduced are not the thepducted with candour and acumen, may herds and shepherdesses, with their crook's, result the most important consequences. and their pipes, and their listening lambDr. Hull accuses Mr. Simmons of having kins, but such characters as one may meet been led to the publication of his Refleco with, in his country rambles, almost every tions, &c. by the most unworthy and un. day. This strikes us as being a confi. generous motives : a fellow-practitioner derable improvement in bucolic poetry ; in the same town with him (Manchester), and we hope it will be properly attended Dr. Hull, had performed an unsuccessful operation, and now asserts, that it was The author of the Pursuits of Literature the object of Mr. Simmons “to destroy has again been obtruding his poetic traih the character of a man, whose short resi- on the public : his last, like his former, is dence in the town had not afforded him a a satirical poem ; it is called, The Shade fufficient opportunity of making his pro- of Alexander Pope on rbe Banks of ibe fessional attainments generally known, and Thames. The occafion of it is the resito injure his coadjutors in the estimation dence of that Irish patriot, Mr. GRATof his townsmen.' We fincerely hope TAN, at Twickenham, whose presence is that Dr. H. is mistaken in attributing very satirically supposed to excite the indigsuch mean motives to a professional gen- nation of Mr. Pope's ghost: the ghost tleman, and that Mr. Simmons will be enters, therefore, and very satirically, able to vindicate his character; and, af- again, asks Mr. Grattan what business he ter such vindication, we sincerely hope can possiby have at Twickenham? Like that all recrimination will immediately many other people who ask impertinent cease, and both parties unite their labours questions, the gholt waits not for an answer, in illustration of the subject.

but abuses Mr. Grattan for interrupting Mr. TURNBULL has published A few the repose and peacefulness of his shades. general Rules and Instructions, very necessary After having exhausted his Billingsgate, to be atiendeıl to by those of both Sexes who however, and feeling himself a little out of are affitted with Rupiures.

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seeins determined that nothing thall be This satirical poem has called forth a loft, or he would never have published very excellent one, entitled, An Interview such a dull profaic lecture as this is. between the Shade of Pope and the Shade Mr. MORGAN's Knygbte of the Golden that asumed bis Name. The author has Locks is intended to be passed upon us for here represented the “ Pursuer'sShade “ an ancyent poem :" but something more of Pofe as a fiend in disguise, and has is requisite for such a deception, than made the real one arise to rebuke him for shreds and scraps from Percy's collechis prefimption.

tion. Mr. Dution, the translator of Sebaldus Miss SEWARD, whose poetic genius is Nothanker, has published a satirical poem, admired wherever it is known, has pub. called Tbe Literary Cenfus, wherein he lished a volume of Original Sonnets, and has commenced a war of aggression against odes paraphrased from Horace : it is ima variety of public characters, and parti. poffible to speak of these sonners but in cularly against the unknown author of the terms almost of enthusiasm ; the imagery Prefits of Literature, whose name, it seems, is at once lo vivid, glowing, and correct; there is a train in preparation for disco- the sentiments, according with the subvering. It really is extraordinary that a ject, are so sweet, so melancholy, or subman, of whom almost every one speaks lime; the pauses fo admirably varied, with indignation and contempt, should and the verle so harmonious and impref. excite the Nightest curiosity.

sive, that we may truly say, Miss Seward A new edition is published of Glover's has excelled herself, and has given to this Leonidas, adorned with plates : the typo- fpecies of composition a dignity of which graphy is elegantly executed by Bens- it was scarcely believed susceptible by

those who have accustomed themselves to Mr. Lewis's Love of Gain is a poem read the sniveling sorrows, the stupid mo. imitated from the thirteenth satire of Ju- notonous melancholy, of our love-lick Par. venal: Mr. L. is writing himself down in nafsians, who look upon fourteen lines as the estimation of the public very fast. the only eflential of a sonnet. Many of the lines in the prefent poem are Mr. CHARLES LLOYD, whose Blank very dull and inharmonious, and several Verse we noticed on a former occafion, has pages appear together without one parallel written a few Lines suggested by the Fafi, verse from his original.

on Feb. 27, 1799. We observe the same The Epiphany is a Seatonian prize poem, whining, metaphysical rant in these lines, by Mr. BOLLAND, who had obtained it which has disgusted us before. Mr. L. on a former occafion : although there is not seems to be one of the many sentimen. much novelty of thought and imagination talists, who, feeling themselves animated in this composition, yet it is rendered ex- by the rich poetry of Mr. SOUTHEY, tremely pleasing by the folemnity of the fancy themselves endued with his gesentiment, and thc harmony of the versi- nius, his taste, and his talents : this is a fication.

miserable delusion, and ought to be done We are happy to see published the first away. part of The Sacred Oratorios, as set to Mu- We are sorry that any one should ur. fic by George F. Handell, with a promise of dertake to celebrate The Patriot, to sketch the editor, that a second part shall foon his character and his virtues, without make its appearance, with the life of Han- competent ability; such, however, is the dell, and a general index. The part at case with “ A Citizen of the World," present published contains the Messiah, A- who has very unfortunately chosen this thalia, Belíhazzar, Deborah, Esther, Jeph- theme for the subject of his unequal tha, Joseph, Israel in Egypt, Joshua, Occa- song. fional Oratorio, Samson, Saul, Solomon, A great number of versifiers have atJudas Maccabeus, and Susannah. Such a tempted to do honour to Lord NELSON ; collection as the present will be extreme- among them are two poets: Mr. SOTHEly acceptable to those who frequent the BY, whose polished and spirited transaoratorios of Handell : it is published tion of Oberon we have read again and cheaply, elegantly, and in a very commo- again with increased delight, and the Rev. dious form.

Mr. Bow LES, with whose various effufions Mr. MURPHY has published The we have charmed many a vacant hour. Becs, a poem, from the fourteenth book The latter of these gentlemen has pubof Vuniere's Prædium Rufticum. Mr. lished, for the benefit of the widows and

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children of the brave men who fell on stroke cuts a whig, and the back-stroke a that memorable day of victory, a Song of tory. tbe Battle of the Nile. This lyrical com- Henry and Acato is a moral tale, in position will in no degree derogate from three parts, by the Rev. BRIAN HILL, the reputation which its author has long. exhibiting the various temptations to fince enjoyed; it is a wild, irregular which young men are incident, and solipoem, the vei fification is harmonious, citously warping them to withstand them. and the imagery fonetimes sublime. Mr. The object and tendency of this tale are Sotheby's Batile of tbe Nile is a poem excellent, nor is the execution of it despiwhich does credit to his muse; it were cable; the same remark is precisely appli. superfluous to praise it as a composition; cable to the Irish Boy, a ballad, dedicated and if many of the sentiments be very to those, who, without any distinction of repugnant to our feelings, as we have no party, subscribe for the relief of the wi. room for discussion, we ihall not take úpon dows and orphans whom the calamities of us to condemn them.

Ireland have reduced to poverty. The extravagant and indiscriminate pa- Mr. Roscoe, whose cultivated taste negyric in Mr. HARRAL's Monody on the and fine imagination have often delighted Death of Mr. Jonn Palmer the Comedian, us, has translated The Nurse, a poem, makes it ridiculous; Mr. H. has prefixed from the Italian of Luigi Tansillo. The to this piece of Pindaric a review of his original, as a preceptive poem on one of theatrical powers, with observations on the most important of subjects, is recomthe most eminent performers on the Lon. mended by the utility of its advice : the don stage. It is such a review as, we are translation, to this folid excellence, has fue afraid, will gain him more enemies than peradded all the beauty which poetry, on friends.

luch a subject, could bestow. Mr. R. Miss Daye's Poems on various Subjects with great propriery, has inscribed this evince much taste, feeling, and imagina. work, in an elegant and affectionate fontion : they have a still stronger claim to net, to Mrs. Roscoe, from whom eight our approbation, as having a moral and babes have drawn their earliest nourilh. benevolent tendency : Miss D. has been introduced to us before, and we hope

Mr. ANDERSON's Poems on various to cultivate the acquaintance still fur- Subjeéts rise but little above mediocrity : ther.

there are no pretensions, however, to subTbeodora, or the Gamester's Progress, is limity; there are no pompous words and the production of some one, who, in all high-down metaphors; there is nothing, probability, would have made the tale a in short, which is in any degree offenvery interesting and useful one, had he five: on the contrary, the eale and fimcontented himself with writing it in prose: plicity which distinguish them excite our its interest is entirely destroyed, and its interest. utility, in consequence, in a great measure Mr. CHEETHAM, in the pamphlet of fo, by the unfortunate attempt of the au- Poems which he has just published, has thor to versify.

attempted a species of compolition to Mrs. Moody's Poetic Trifles, as the which he is very unequal, namely, the diffidently calls them, are many of them ode; his fonnets and Anacreontics are extremely beautiful and delicate ; they pleasing and spirited. display strong lense and feeling: Mrs. M. Mr. RALPH was a clergyman in Cumhowever, is very unsuccessful in her ar- berland : here he refided, surrounded by tempts to write blank verse.

the most romantic scenery of which EngSdney', a Monody, occafioned by the Loss land has to boast. The instruction of of ibe Viceroy Pucket, in her Passage from youth was his serious employment, and the Liverpool 10 Dublin, in December, 1793. cultivation of a poetic genius was his There is so much mechanical forrow in an usement. The volume, which has just these lines, as to render them ridicu. appeared, of his Poems, was certainly not lous.

intended by the author for publication ; The first part is published of The Pa- the MSS. were left in the hands of a lady trons of Genius, a Jatirical Poemwith at his death (which was upwards of half Anecdotes of their Dependants, Votaries, and a century since), who printed a few copies Toad-Eaters. This is executed with great of them; and the present editor was inability: the author, however, seems to duced to republish them, by the earnest have one of th fe cauftic, acrimonious tem. desire of several persons who venerated the pers, which nothing, can delight. He memory of the author, to whom they lighis with a twc-edged sword; the fore. were indebted for instruction in their

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youth. The poems are written in the much beyond the power of chance, as is Cumberland dialect, descriptive, generally, the system of the universe.”

There cerof the manners and Scenery of the coun- tainly is not much in the School for Ingratry: they have that fimplicity, and those titude that, in our estimation, would be at all delicate touches of nature, which never worth borrowing ; but this does not alter fail to interest the heart. From Poetry, the nature of the grievance ; and we are we proceed to

decidedly of opinion, that any unfair use

which managers make of any manuMr. WALKER, a member of the Ar. script sent for their approbation, is an incadian Academy at Rome, has published, fringement of copy-right, and an actionin one quarto volume, an Historical Meá able offence. moir on Italian Tragedy, from the earliest False ard True is a play in three acts, Period 10 the present Time ; illustrated with which was performed at the Hay-market Specimens and Anolyses of ibe most celebrated theatre with some applause : there are a Tragedies; and interspersed with occasional few good scenes in it, but the characters Observations on ibe Italian Theatre, and are extravagant, and overcharged. biograpbical Notices of the principal tragic Mr. BOADEN is already known as a Writers of Italy. This work will be truly writer for the stage ; he dramatised Misi acceptable to the lovers of Italian litera- RADCLIFFE's Italian with some little ture; and we doubt not but the labours of success : he has attempted the same with Mr. Walker, Mr. Roscoe, and Sir Richard Mr. Lewis's Monk, and has spoiled it. Clayton, will direct the attention of their The play is called Aurelio and Miranda; countrymen to the treasures of learning, the characters, in his original, are Am. which are fo abundantly scattered through brosio and Matilda. that classic climate.

The poverty of our own dramas conti. The Batile of the Nile is a dramatic nues to prompt our activity in translating : poem, written on the model of the Greek KOTZEBUE, one of the most popular dra. tragedy; the idea is professedly taken from matists in Germany, has also established the Perfæ of Æschylus, and the author has his popularity in England. We noticed been somewhat more successful in his imi. several of his plays on a former occasion ; tation than most who have aimed at it be- to the number we are now enabled to add fore him.

others, none of which will derogate from The Captive of Spillurg, altered from the the celebrity of the author. French drama, Le Souttrrain, is published, Mr. THOMPSON has translated Ade. with a neat preface by the translator. laide of Wulfingen, a tragedy in four acts,

Every now and then we hear a charge exemplifying the barbarity which prebrought against the managers of our na

vailed during the thirteenth century; and tional theatres, of having detained the ma

Miss PLUMPTRE has translated, with nuscripts of authors who send them their much spirit and accuracy, The Count of plays for approbation ; afterwards of re- Burgundy. The plot of the former of these turning them, with a police refusal to plays is complex and horrible in the last have any farther concern with them, and, degree; on both which accounts, it is not almost immediately, of bringing on the likely to be so favourite a composition in ftage fome drama, immaterially altered, this country as the latter, where the fable perhaps, from the rejected manuscript. is remarkably simple, and where the exMore than one instance of this kind have cellence of the piece consists in delicate des Jately been made public; and the managers lineation of character. have not condescended to vindicate them. The Reconciliation is the the name of Telves (at least their vindication has not one of Kotzebue's plays, drawn from reached us) from the disagreeable and ig- the catastrophe: two brothers, through nominious charge.

the amiable interference of benevolent Mr. REYNOLDS's Cheap Living is said physician, Dr. Blum, are reconciled to to have been pirated in this manner from each other, after a law-fuit of fifteen The School for Ingratitude, a comedy in years. These domestic stories are thofe five acts, which has lately been published. whose interest is most permanent: KotThe author infinuates, in no equivocal zebue, therefore, in making them the terms, that unfair use has been made of foundation of his dramas, is erecting a rehis manuscript by the managers of Drury- putation, which cannot be short-lived. lane; he ftates, that the coincidence of Miss Plumptre and Mr. Thompson character, sentiment, and expression, be-'' have both employed themselves in transa [ween his own comedy and that which is lating, from the original German of the attributed to Mr. Reynolds,

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