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ART. 20.- Report of the Committee for Investigating the
Causes of the alarming Increase of Juvenile Delinquency in the Metropolis. London, Dove, 1816, 8vo.' Pp. 32.
The committee referred to, originated in some inquiries conducted, twelve months since, by a few benevolent individuals, who were alarmed and afflicted at the increase of juvenile delinquency. In the report are first stated the difficulties the committee had to encounter; and these are followed by a list of the principal obstructions to the utility of their labours. Among them, are three subjects that will, we trust, at an early period, undergo legislative disquisition: the severity of the criminal code, the defective state of the police, and the existing system of prison discipline. An appendix is subjoined, consisting of a few cases of children from eight years upwards, in order to give a general idea of the characters that devolve under the notice of the society.
SPORTS. ART. 21.-Instructions to Young Sportsmen on the Choice,
Care, and Management of Guns, Hints for the Preservation of Game; Directions for Shooting Wild Fowl, &c. with a concise Abridgment of the principal Game Laws. By P. Hawker, Esq. The Second Edition, with expla
natory Plates, considerably enlarged and improved. Lon. · don, R. Hunter, 1816, 8vo. Pp. 324. Mr. Hawker writes like a professed sportsman, not only in the style of his composition, but in the comprehensive reach of his information; and as far as we can pretend to understand a subject so remote from our general pursuits, the work appears to us a most useful manual for gentlemen engaged in the amusements of the field.
We, perhaps, have too much considered the natural history of birds and quadrupeds, especially the canine 'species, as the foundation of the knowledge of sportsmen in the immediate subject of their art; and those who look for ingenious illustration in this department of physiology, will not acquire the intelligence they seek from this production : but we think nothing that is generally considered as practically useful will be found to be omitted. The author does not even neglect to console the disappointed sportsman, when he is unsuccessful in his pursuit ; and the terms in which he
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expresses himself in this endeavour, shews his acquaintance with the character of the persons who are to be indebted to his labours. I may venture to say,” says he, “ there is no sportsman living who has not been known to miss the fairest shots; and there are very few but, now and then in a season, will shoot badly for a whole day. It stands to reason, when the most skilful may become, for a time, unnerved for shooting, by ill health, oppression of mind, one night's debauch, or any thing that will operate on the temper or
We shall only add, that a very large portion is devoted to shooting wild fowl, and to the apparatus of an aquatic kind necessary. The work is very handsomely printed, and is embellished with six excellent plates, which are well adapted to the subjects they are intended to explain.
Liturgy of our National Church, preached at St Mary-
M, A. London, Asperne, 1816, 8vo. Pp. 53.
AT. 23.-A Course of Practical Sermons, expressly adapted o be read in Families. By the Rev. HARVEY MARLIOTT. Second Edition. London, Taylor, 8vo. Pp. 386. The author supposes, that “the authoritative ministry othe pulpit” is in a style too assuming for the parent, nster, or other head of a family, to put on, in the nearer al more confined circle of his own domestic audience." I also found, that the sermons used in families contained to much disquisition on the doctrines of Christianity; and tit both the doctrines and duties of religion were delivered ilanguage above the comprehension of those, for whose hefit a Sunday evening lecture is particularly intended. bm such considerations, he was induced to publish the psent work; and we very readily admit its utility; although i think that he, in objecting to doctrinal discourses, has it sufficiently kept in view his own just conceptions of doEstic instruction, and has himself introduced too much of atroversial divinity. With the whole that he asserts of e dignity of the character of the religious teacher we rfectly concur; but we conceive that it should be shewn, t by the pride of the Pharisee, but by the humility of the iristian; not by an authoritative, but by an affectionate inistry, such as our divine master recommended and pracjed.
USEFUL INSTITUTIONS. RT. 24.- Results of Experience in the Treatment of Cases of Defective Utterance, from Deficiencies in the Roof of the Mouth, and other Imperfections and Malconformations of the Organ of Speech; with Observations on Cases of Amentia, and tardy and imperfect Developements of the Faculties. By John TheLWALL, Esq. London, Arch, 8vo. Pp. 76. Che author of this work is at the head of an institution, vhich he long since established, for the cure of impedipents in speech; and the system employed, is not only dapted to the ordinary purposes of superinducing a disinct and intelligible delivery, and to the removal of those lefects usually considered under the denomination of imbediments, but also to the remedy of feebleness and dissolance of voice-to the correction of foreign and provincial ccents-and every offensive peculiarity of tone and enuniation; nor are even those cases precluded from relief, in :hich there are natural deficiencies, and malconformations
the natural organs of utterance, particularly of the pate and uvula.
This short production is in the form of a letter to Hery Cline, Esq.; and it consists principally of a series of cas of defective utterance, from which we have selected he following, as one of the most interesting and remarkable
“ But we have still beneath our roof another case that justifie a more exulting gratification : our more complete success in the tatment of which, is partly attributable to the capacity and energy of the pupil, and partly to the fortunate circumstance of her hang come under our care at a more early age. This young lady, he daughter of a gentleman of independent property in Surrey, canto us when she was nine years old, with no disadvantages of educan or intellectual developement, and with the defects resulting frommperfect organization as little complicated as could be expectedy mistaken instruction, or habitual blemish. Not that the defectof her utterance were by any means confined to the elements usuly formed by the organs of which she is deficient. This is a phendenon I have never yet observed in any individual case of this desction-either those which have been the immediate subjects of myx periments, or those which, falling accidentally under my cognizaie, many years ago, gave impulse to the train of reflections which ti. mately emboldened my attempt. With her, as with others, I bre had much niore trouble in producing the perfect sounds of rtain elements for which her organization is comparatively cplete, than those for which the customary implements are deficit. But the task has altogether been easier than it could have beetif she had been older, if she had been worse educated, or of ss determined intellect; and, above all, if she had been more tamped with by injudicious attempts to palliate the evil.
“ This young lady has been with us little more than a year, al (without ару
loss of time in any of the useful, or even of the onmental attainments that should belong to her sex, her years, and be expectations), has acquired a tolerably agreeable intonation, and utterance perfectly distinct, and even to a considerable degree, graful and emphatic. Her conversation is easy, and if I may make fe to repeat the testiinony both of her friends and of strangers, al particularly of the medical gentleman who attends ber family, al who confesses that he himself considered the attempt as hopelo and impracticable, her reading and recitation are such as might) credit even to public speakers who have no defect of organization contend with. I do not mean to say that there is not yet a lit peculiarity in some of the tones of her voice; but such I believe i would never suggest to a stranger the particular cause-certain not more than is frequently heard in the voices of persous whe organs are entire: so that, upon the whole, I think i
may mitted to assert, that, if there still remains some little to be don enough has been accomplished to authorise the conclusion, that pseverance can alone be requisite to the attainment of all that-in is respect the heart of affection could require. (p. 24-27.). 9
A new poem, intituled Emigra- ple; Topographical Notices; and tion, or London and Paris, will a Collection of their Moral Maxbe published in a few days. ims and Ancient Proverbs. By
Mr. Pope will shortly publish | Robert Fellowes, A. M. of St. a new edition of his Abridgement Mary Hall, Oxford. of the Laws of the Custoins and The Travels through Upper Excise, brought down to the pre- Italy, the Ecclesiastical States, sent time.
&c. of the late Charles Theodore A new edition of Mr. Harmer's | Baron d’Uklanski. Observations on various Passages A General History oftheCounty of Scripture, with many import- of York, by 'Thos. Dunham Whitant Additions and Corrections by aker, LL.D. F. S. A. Vicar of Adam Clarke, LL.D. F.S.A. wilt Whalley, and Rector of Heysham be published in a very few days, in Lancashire, is preparing for in 4 vols. 8vo.
publication. In the course of next month, Preparing for the press, and to will be published, Doctor Whit- be speedily published, the Ægis by's Discourses on the Five Points of England; being a Collection in Dispute between Calvinists and of those Admirable and Eloquent Arminians. In this new and cor- Addresses, in which have been rect edition all the Hebrew, communicated the Thanks of ParGreek, and Latin quotations are
liament to those Officers of the translated.
Navy and Army, whose Eminent In the month of October will Services, during the Wars of the appear a new edition of the Rev. French' Revolution, have so esSir Adan Gordon's Sermons on sentially contributed to the Glory the Homilies, in 2 vols. 8vo.; re- of the British Arms. To which vised, corrected, and enlarged, by will be added, Notices, Biograthe Author, and dedicated, with phical and Military, by Maurice permission, to the Bishop of Lin-| Evans. coln.
Jackson's New and Improved In a few days will be published, System of Mnemonics, or Two a very limited impression of Low- Hours' Study in the Art of Meman's Rationale of the Hebrew mory; applied to Figures, ChroRitual, 8vo. This much-esteemed nology, Geography, Statistics, Hiswork has for some time past be. tory, Systematic Tables, Poetry come so scarce, as usually to sell and Prose, and to the Common for seven times the price at which Transactions of Life; rendered it was originally published. Familiar to every Capacity. Illus
The History of Ceylon, from trated with Plates of more than the Earliest Period to the Year 100 Subjects, and calculated for 1815, when the Sovereignty of the Use of Schools, as well as for the whole Island was ceded to those who have attended Public the British Crown; with Charac- Lectures upon this Science. teristic Details of the Religion, A new edition of Headlong Laws, and Manners, of the Peo- Hall will shortly appear.