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marble, but wanted art to carve a break out unnaturally from the head on a nut-shell.

body of the work, and wear the ap(The leading defects in the New pearance of excrescences, rather Man of Feeling are, violent meta, ihan branches. We are told a phors, long-winded reflections, and kind of cock-and-bull story about declamatory sentiment. Fleet a whimsical little boy, who trave wood seems possessed of all the elled, nobody knows how far, and, foibles of our author, with very few in fact, nobody cares, to introduce of his excellences.) On those oc- himself, forsooth, to Louis the casions, where he used to be in- fourteenth. Now this, certainly, structive or entertaining, he ap- is a very singular affair, and for pears here to be irrelative or tedi. that reason, unquestionably, very ous ; where he was formerly eleva- pretty. But Mr. Godwin should ted or moving, he seems now to remember, that he is not compos. be fulsome or puerile. He is fre- ing for the entertainment of nursquently so inflated with the effer- eries. Our author too, ever willvescence too of his fancy, that he ing to take up any threads but rescinbles new beer in the labours those of his story, diverted him. of refinement. He is continually self so long in the mill at Lyons, sighing at the vent with a sad that we began to suspect him to string of ahs....ahs:...ahs !!! or be occupied by the spinning out of popping off in foam with....good other matter than silk. For a doz. God !...just heavens !...and, poor en pages, or more, we heard nothMary! You must first be contented ing but the rattling of swifts, chilto remove the froth from his sur- dren scampering for broken twist, face, before you taste of his spirit, and the trampling of a mill-horse, or you may be frosted to the eyes who gave spring to' this hubbub. in the exuberance of his head. To On the whole; there is very little afford our readers an example of in these volumes that reminds one the true sublime and pathetick, we of Mr. Godwin, excepting his visit quote the following soliloquy of to Ruffigny and his name on the the New Man of Feeling :


. Shall I go to my wife, and confront her with this new evidence of her guilt ? No, I will never speak with her, never

Elements of General Knowledge, in. see her more. It is a condescension un troductory to useful books in the worthy of an injured husband ever to principal branches of literature admit his prostituted consort into his and science, designed chiefly for presence! It is as if God should go down

the junior students in the unio and visit Satan in his polluted, sulphu

versities, and the higher classes reous abodes ! How from my inmost soul I abhor her ! How I will hold her up to in schools. By Henry Kett, B.D. the abhorrence of the world !- How fellow and tutor of Trinity Colay I should like to see her torn with red-hot lege, Oxford. Philadelphia, Mlax pincers To what a height I have

well, for F. Nichols, Philadel loved her ! No, no, no, no, no-never !

phia, and J. A. Cummings, Bosi

ton. 1805. 2 vols. 13mo. If this, gentle readers, be not


350 each. rhetorick run mad, then have we no skill in criticism. Another ob This is among the few book jection to Fleetwood is the fashion which merits the currency whic of its episodes. They seem to it has found. Mr. Kett indeed

not a man of superlative talents, but which must be overpassed before it does not require very transcendo he can completely enjoy them. ant powers to accomplish all that The American edition is rehe proposes. His design is to give markably neat, and we examined a survey of the general objects of it with unmingled pleasure, till we knowledge, which he reduces un- met the following passage, which der the following classes : Religó is inserted in a note on the chapter ion, language, history, philosophy, on the Greek language. polite literature and the fine arts, The English reader must make a due allowance and the sources of national pros. for the exaggerated praise of a credulous classi

cal pedant, who scems to believe all the idle sto. perity. We were at first appre ries which the Grecian writers relate of their

countrymen. If the celebrated Romances of Mrs. hensive that we were sitting down

Radcliffe had been written by a Republican of to the examination of another at

Athens, they would probably have held the first

rank in ancient literature. tempt “ to show a royal path to 'That sublime moralist. and profound scholar.

Mr. Godwin, is equally liberal of his praise of the language, literature, and virtues of the Romans. Sce Godwin's Inquirer.

Editor. his highest praise, when we say See our suspicions were unjust. He We want words to express our has not debased the dignity of lit. indignation at the unexaniplcd imerature, by making superficial pertinence of this intrusion on Mr. knowledge of it more easy ; he Kett. Its absurdity and imbecilonly gives his youthful reader a ity does not at all apologize for its view of the objects and present insolence, and if the works which state of science, and admits him are reprinted in this country are to to see at a distance its « goodly be thus polluted, our hopes from prospects," and hear its “ melo- the growing utility of our press dious sounds," without conceal. must be at once relinquished. ing or diminishing the difficulties,


Sunt bona, sunt quædam mediocris, sunt mala pluta.<MART. We cannot too often repeat solicitations to authors, printers, and booksellers, in the different parts of the United States, to send us by the earliest opportunities (post paid) notices of all books which they have lately published, or which they intend to publish. The list of New Publications, &c. contained in the Anthology is the only list within our knowledge published in the United States, and consequently the only one that can be useful to the publick for purposes of general reference. If authors and publishers will consent to communicate, not only notices, but a copy of all their publications, such use might be made of them as would promote, what all unite in ardently wishing,

the general interest of American literature, and the more extensive i circulation of books. NEW WORKS.

three volumes. By Mrs. Mercy War. HISTORY of the Rise, Progress, and ren, of Plymouth, (Mall.) Vols. I. and Termination of the American Revolu. II. 8vo.' ist vol. pp. 448, 2d vol. 412. tion; interspersed with biographical, Boston : Printed by Manning & Loring, political, and moral Observations. In for E. Larkin. 1805.

Vol. III. No. 3. W

measures ancient ard modern, with the propor

tion betwen the several wcights vied in the prin phia Medical and Phyfical Journal, col

cipal cities of Europe. 11. The div kons of time lected and arranged by B. Smith Barton, anony the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, with

table exhibiting the Roman manner of dating. Professor of Maieria Medica, Natural

IV. An official lift of the poit-offices in the United Hiftory, and Botany, in the University of Sates, wish the states and counties in uliich they Penusylvania. 8vo. Philadelphia 1806. are refceivel, fitualer, and the dittance of cach

from the seat of uove noment. V Thic number A System of Geometry and Trigonom. of inhabitants in the UStates, with the amount

of exports. Vi. New and intercung chronologi etry ; together with a treatise on Sur callabies of remarkable events and discoveries. veying ; teaching various ways of tak. By Noah Webster, Erg. From Sidrer ing the furvey of a field, also to protract Press, for Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford. the same, and find the area. Likewile árd increase Cooke & Co. New-Haven. rectangular surveying ; or an accurate

12mo. pp. 408. 1806. method of calculating the area of any A Collection of the Efays on the Subfield arxhmetically, without the neceffityject of Episcopacy, which originally ap. of plotting it. To the whole are added

peared in the 'Albany Centinel, and feveral mathematical Tables, neceflary which are ascribed principally to Rev. for solving questions in trigonometry and

Dr. Linn, Rev. Mr. Breasley, and Thos furveying ; with a particular explaira Y. How, Elg. With additional notes tion of thole tables, and the manner of

and remarks. New York. T. & J. using them. Compiled from various all

Swords. I dol. 1806. thors, by Abel Flint, A. M. Hartford.

3 Pastoral Letter from the Righ: Rev. Lincoln & Gleason.

Thomas John Clagget, D. D. bishop of - No 85 of A new and complete Ency

the Protestant Episcopal Church in Maclopædia, or universal dictionary of arts ryland, to the clergy and congregation of and sciences. 4to. New York.

the laid church. New York. T. & Jo The American Gardener's Calender ; Swords. 1800. adapied to the climates and seasons of An abridgment of Henry on Prayer. the United States, containing a compleie con fisting of a judicious collection of account of all the work necellary to be scriptures, proper to the several parts of done in the kitchen garden, fruit garden, the duty, with an efsay on the nature orchard, vineyard, nursery, pleasure

and duty of prayer ; to which are an. ground, flower garden, grecin-house, hot nexed fome forms of prayer. By a comhouse, and forcing frames, for every mittee of the North Consociation of mouth in the rear. To which are annexed,

Hartford County, Hartford, Lincoln & ex'ensive catalogues of the different kinds

fon. 50 cents. of plunts, which may be cultivated either

Familiar Leuters, to the Rev. John for use or ornament in the several de Sherman, once pastor of the church in partments, or in rural economy ; divided Mansfield, in particular reference to his into eighteen alphabetical clailes, arcord late antistcoarian Treufe. By Daniel ing to their habits, duration, and modes Dow, pastor of a church in Thompson. of culture; with explanatory introduc- Connecticut. Hartford. Lincoln and tious, marginal marks, and their true Gleason. 1806. 25 cents. Linnæan or botanical, as well as English

Illustrations and Reflections on the

Ilustracions en names ; together with a copious index to story of Saul's consulting the witch of the body of the work. . By Bernard

Endor. A discourse, delivered at WestM Mahon, nursery, feedsman, and foriit,

Springfield. By Joseph Lai brop, D. D. Philadelphia. Price, full bound, 3,50. pastor of the first church in said town. Philadelphia. 1806.

8vo. pp. 20. Springfield, (Mafi.) H. • A Compendious Dictionary of the Eng- Brewer. 1806. lich language, in which five thousand A new-year's sermon, preached at words are added to the number found in Lee, January 1, 1804. By Rev. Alvan the best English compends; the ortho Hyde, pastor of the church in Lee. graphy is in some inítances corrected, A discourse before the Society for the pronunciation marked by an accent, propagating the Gospel among the Inor other suitable direction ; and the defi- dians and others in North America, de. nitions of many words amended and im- livered Nov. 7, 1805. By Joseph Eck. proved. To which are added, for the ley, D. D. Minister of the Old Soulb benefit of the merchant, the student and Church in Boston. E. Lincoln. the traveller,

A sermon, delivered at Lenox, (Mairy 1. 'Tables of the moneys of moft of the commer: cial nations in the world, with the value expressed in ttcrling and cents, II. Tables of weights and 1


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Mr. Grahame, author of The Sabbath, entitled, The Continent of Europe, or the a poem, has just finished a new volume of Paris Correspondent ; and the second, Poems, which will speedily be published. L'Amerique du Nord, ou Le Correspondent

A Second Collection of Letters to a des Etats Unis, In the first part of the proYoung Clergyman, by the Rev. Job Or. pored work will be comprebended a brief ton, is nearly ready for publication. analytical account of all the producions,

A Life of Romney the painter, from in every branch of literalure, science, the pen of Hayley, will shortly appear, and the arts, which may appear on the and will be accompanied with a variety continent of Europe, exhibiting fuccefl. of engravings.

ively to view the progress and state of The fixeb volume of the General Bio- knowledge, in France, Germany, Ruflia, graphical Dictionary, by Dr. Aikin, Mr. Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Morgan, &c. which had met with a Switzerland, and Italy. To each pumtemporary delay, is gone to the press. ber will be subjoined, important face It is conducted by the same writers with papers, Paris price-currents of merchap. those of the preceding volumes ; hur the dize, and other useful commercial intelliSpanish and Portuguese literary biogra- gence. The various articles will be asphy will be given more at large by a ranged under the general heads of phygentleman peculiarly acquaioted with fical and mathematical sciences ;-econthat department.

omy and useful arts ;-morals and poliA prospectus of two periodical works ticks ;-history and biography ;-ine has been ified at New York, the first arts ;-general bistary of literaturer

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