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Steel's Naval Remembrancer, from the Commence

ment of the War in 1793 to the End of the Year
1800-intended as a complete Supplement to the
Navy Lists up to that Period. Steel, Minories,
Tower-Hill. Is. Fine copy is. 6d.
THIS work contains a great deal of information rea


tioguished itself in the present contest. Lists of all the ships of the French, Dutch, Spanish, and British navies lost, taken, or destroyed--of the French, Dutch, and Spanish privateers taken by Great Britain-of those settlements and colonies captured from the enemy, in which the navy have had a share-and of the British commanding officers who have lose their lives in the service of their country these, form the contents of the Remembrancer, which appears to have been “ compiled with the most scrupulous attention to accuracy, and from sources peculiar to the pub lisher, who has long devoted his attention to the con. cerns of the British navy."

In the Preface we meet with the following animate ed and well written paragraph, which (however the horrors of war may, and indeed ought to be deplored), must impart a sincere pleasure to every friend of his country : The triumphs of the British navy, from the time of Alfred down to the close of the eighteenth century, were never greater than in the present war. In fleets, or in single combats, victory or fame has had something to record. Skill, perseverance, cou. rage, high honour, and generous feeling, have been the characteristics of the naval warriors of Britain in the present contest-and although history will fix upon the greater and more brilliant epochs, although she will consecrate to latest tiine the fame of Howe, of JERVIS, of Duncan, and of Nelson, and shade their brows with the laurel of victory , not less deserving of record are acts of individual heroism and gala

lantry, such as were exhibited by FAULKNOR in the West Indies, and by Hood on the shores of hostile France. The remembrance of these dceds affeèts the sympathy of a nation, and acts as a stimulus to a new race of heroes. Emulation (oh! how unlike ambition!) inflames the latent spark of honourable sensation, governs the noble mind, and leads it on by means of high example. Such are the sons of Britain!"

It may not be improper just to remind the reader, that he will find elegant portraits and faithful biographies of these NAVAL HEROES in several of the former Numbers of our miscellany.

Butler's Collection of Arithmetical Tables, designed

for the Use of his own Scholars. Conder and Newbery. 6d.

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VIS Collection is not designed by the author exe

clusively for the use of his own scholarsof course the public has to do with its merits, which shall be stated with brevity.

Mr. B. has, in this little pamphlet, brought together with his accustomed accuracy, various tables with which it is necessary that the minds of the youth, of boih sexes, should be made thoroughly acquainted. The profoundest sciences have their respective ele. ments-without a krowledge of which they appear to be a jumble of disorder and confusion! In the art of teaching, thereforc, the competent tutor will pay due attention to the first principles of what he teaches for the foundation being once well laid, the superstructure can be raised with pleasure and facility,


Retrospect of the Political World,

For MARCH, 1801.
Sit is our design only to touch on political mat-

ters--ive accordingly beg the attention of our readers to a few particulars, which shall be detailed with our accustomed brevity.

We mentioned, in our last number, that his MA JESTY was seriously indisposed-we are happy now to say, that he is restored to the duties of his high and exalted station. The illness under which he for several days laboured, took a favourable turnand the agitation which his indisposition occasioned in the nation, is thus happily turned into joy. May his life be spared for many years to como and he endeared to his subjects by their enjoyment of every blessing!

No list of the new ministry has, we believe, transpired. But the first that can be obtained shall be laid before our readers. We might indeed mention several of their names, but wishing to give an en:ire list, we must defer it to another opportunity.

The altercation with the Northern powers is still in a state of suspense, respecting the measures to be taken for its adjustment. Our fleet has sailed for the North Seas. But it is said that Sweden and Denmark have made, or are making, proper explanations. Russia, however, with a stubbornness peculiar to herself, continues to insult us and will most probably neceive a severe chastisement. The shores of the Baltic will be made to resound with the British thunder, and PAUL will then be inelined to proposals of peace and amity. His con: duct is that of a madman. The suddenness of his attack upon us, and the barbarous treatment of our fellow subjects, may be justly deemed traits of insanity.

Our advices from the feet in the Mediterranean, under Lord Keith, and from the forces, under General Abercrombie, inform us that nothing has been yet done decisively in that quarter of the world. It is reported that they are safely landed in the vicinity of Egypt, but how, or at what period the operations will be conducted, remains in a state of obscurity. Time, however, will soon develope this matter, and we shall then perceive the purposes for which the expedition is intended.

To every lover of his country it must be a source of pleasure to recollect that March 1801 has seen the suspension of the Habeas Corpus act expire! The subject cannot be any longer imprisoned without being brought to a speedy trial-how inestima. ble are the blessings of civil and religious liberty!

We cannot close without remarking the general distress occasioned among the lower classes of the community, by the high price of provision, and most sincerely wish that some measure could be adopted to alleviate so serious a calamity. Our sympathy should be extended to all in distress, and every effort should be made to relieve the wants and necessities of our fellow-creatures. We must, however, endure with patience, what cannot, at least for the present, be removed. It is our

fervent prayer, that the inhabitants of Britain may be restored once more to the participation of peace

and plenty ! .


(From the London Gazette.) (OHN Sadler, Birmingham, grocer. Joseph Gold

Tho. mas Spier, Gloucester, mercer. Samuel Patterson, Manchester, dealer. Richard Blackburn, Bilton-with

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Harogate, Yorkshire, mercer. Robert Overs, Shepley, Yorkshire, clothier. John Beethom, jun. Lancaster, liquor-merchant. William Shalders, of Churchstreet, Bethnal Green, victualler. William Knibb, of Maidenhead-bridge, Berks;innkeeper. Edward Neale, of Grantham, Lincoln, mercer and draper. Richard Gouldsmith, of New Bond-street, embroiderer. Charles Baker, the younger, of Prescott, Devon, tanner. John Howitt and Francis Weldon, of whitecross Place, near Finsbury-square, dealers. William Butler, of. White. cross-street, brazier. Frederick Michal Fisher, of Barbican, jeweller. · Richard Beaumont and Stephen Vickerman, of Healybutts, South Crosland, Almond. bury, Yorkshire, clothiers. Moses Henry Moses, of Birmingham, factor. Roger Durant, of North Tawton, Devonshire, butcher. Edward Williams, of Liverpool, baker. John Wallace and William Hawes, of Hanwell, Middlesex, soap-makers. Robert Thompson, of Wood-street, Cheapside, silk-manufacturer. Robert Farr, of Aldersgate-street, Middlesex, victualler. Benjamin Wraith, of Great Bolton, Lancashire, cotton-spinner. Job Wadman, of Bridport, Dorset, linen-draper. Thomas Hanmer, of Bristol, grocer. Thomas Rees, of Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, Cardigan, shopkeeper. Daniel Lilley, of Manchester, manufacturer. John Higgott, of Birmingham, teaman. H. Wilmott and S. Wilmott, of Beaminster, Dorset, tan

Luke Kidd, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, flaxdresser. J. C. Holman, of Mount-street, Middlesex, money-scrivener. Richard Baron, of Liverpool, money-scrivener. S. and A. Field, of Bermondsey-street, woolstaplers. .T. Moscropp, of Litile Bolton, Lancas. cotton-manufacturer. Thomas Robinson, of Liver. pool, timber-merchant. · Wm. Sheldirk, late of Wi. tham, Essex, coachmaster. W. Hinton, late of West Harding-street and of High Holborn, now of the Old Bailey, engraver. Lawrence Eglin, late of Colemanstreet, London, merchant. John Ricketts, of Bristol, toy-maker. - Robert Sims, late of Walworth, Surrey, grocer. F. C. A. Sandwell, late of Devizes, Wilts, clothier. Daniel West, of Windsor, coal merchant.


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