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. Of Exemption from Payment of Tithes : and of Modus, Cuftom, and Prescription. IV. An Alphabetical Table or Index of Things Titheable, and not Titheable, viz. Acorns, After-eatage, After-math, After-pasture, Agisiment, Alders, Altarage, Apples, Ash, Ajp-trees, Bark, Barren land, Beans, Beech, Bees, Birch, Brick, Broom, Calves, Chalk, Cheese, Cherry-trees, Chickens, Clay, Clover, Coal, Colts, Conies, Copper-mill, Deer, Dotards, Dover, Eggs, Elms, Fallow, Ferns, Fish, Flax, Forest, Fowl, Fruit, Fuel, Furzes, Gardens, Geefe, Glass-house, Grass, Gravel, Hafé, Hay, Head-lands, Heath, Hedge-poles, Hemp, Herbage, Holly, Honey, Hops, Horses, Houses, Lambs, Lattermath, Lead, Lime, Loppings, Maple, Maji, Milk, Mill, Mines, Nurseries, Oak, Orchards, Osiers, Park, Partridge, Pasture, Pease, PheaJants, Pigeons, Pigs, Quarries, Rakings, Rocts, Saffron, Salt, Sheep, Slate, Stubble, Sylva Cædua, Tares, Tiles, Trees, Turf, Turkeys, Warren, Wafle, Willows, Woad, WVood. V. Of Setting out, and Taking and Carrying away Tithes. VI. Of the Remedies for Recovering Tithes, and the several Acts of Parliament made for that Purpose. VII. Of the Manner of paying Tithes, and the Sums payable by the respective Parishes in London. By a Gentle

man of the Middle Temple. 8vo. 35. sew'd. Griffin, &c. · Every attempt to reduce the scattered and diffusive matter relative to the several branches of jurisprudence into one collected body, is deferving of public thanks and encouragement: and therefore compilements of this kind ought not to be too critically and severely examined. If the reader is not milled by false doctrine, he should think himself obliged to the compiler, though he may not meet with all the information he had reason to expect. When we consider the little work before us with these allowances, its defects claim our indulgence. At the same time, we cannot but deem the Compiler censurable, for having transcribed several whole pages literally from Burn's Eccle-, siastical Law, title TITHES* : and for having omitted some particu-, lars in his alphabetical table of things titheable, such as madder, turnips t, &c. On

On so dry a subject, we fhall add nothing farther, but refer such of our Readers as are desirous to be better acquainted with the law of Tithes, to the treatise itself.

R-d. • Likewife for ftudiously endeavouring to disguise this plagiarism, by quoting (instead of Burn) the authors quoted by Dr. Burn himself. And where he thinks it neceffary to refer toDr.Burn, instead of referring to him, he only puts down B. E. L.

:† He follows Bishop Gibson, in his alphabetical list of all things
tithable, even to chalk and late; and, in consequence, hath adopted,
from him, one capital error, viz. that, in the lame catalogue, Corn
is never mentioned among things tithable.
Art. 13. A key to the Law; or an Introduction to Legal Knowlege.

Trwhich is prefixed a prefatory Discourse on. the present State of

the Laws of England, with Hini's for the Amendment thereof. "By Richard Helmsworth, Efq; of the Middle Temple. 8vo. is. 6 d: Webly.

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This Key will never open the cheft of legal knowledge: and, in ont judgment, Hale, Fettiplace, and Blackstone are the bett locksmiths

• See their several Analyses.

M E DICA L.
Art. 14. Rational Physic; or the Art of Healing : founded and

plained on the Principles of Reason and Experience. To which is added, a Family Dispensatory, containing plain and familiar Directions in English for preparing the most approved Remedies to be found in learned Authors ; with others used in private Practice. Accompanied with Remarks on the Virtues, Qualities, &c. of each Medicine. By W. Samson, Surgeon at Sherborne, DorfetThire. 8vo. 2 s. 6d. Fletcher.

In an age so notorious for empiricism and lay practice, what have not the faculty to fear from such repeated publications of their arcana ? -What a number of authors, from Diocles Caristius to Mr. W. Samfon, Surgeon at Sherborne, have attempted to discover the mysteries of our art ? - Diocles Caristius gave some excellent directions for the prefervation of health, to Antigonus, one of the successors of Alexander the Great :--and Mr. Samson, Surgeon, advertises to the good people of England the whole art of healing for the trifling expence of half a crown.-Surely the free-masonry of medicine mult ere this be fully laid open to the most vulgar eye -and a cobler may now mend a difeased body, with the fame tightness and security that he patches an old shoe.-- Alas, for the betrayed, deserted fons of Æsculapius !What remains for us but to tear our venerable wigs !-and, with the distracted Moor, cry out, our Occupation's gone!--But hold! perhaps it is better as it is :--for there are some who think, that publications of this kind will never diminish the number of patients ;-and they furthermore observe, that one reading, dabbling, practising patient, is worth five of those hardy, heedlefs fons of mortality, who never think of a disease till it comes ; and if, by the assistance of art, or the strength of a good conftitution, they brush through the attack, why then they think as little of it when it is over.

Mr. Samson's work consists of 116 pages :-in the first 38 pages, he prelends to Inftil into his reader such a degree of medical knowlege, as to enable him to distinguish one disease from another, and to judge what method of cure is to be pursued ;-this part is little more than a fuperficial, common-place collection from what has been published at large. The remaining 80 pages make up an alphabetical dispensa-, tory, compiled from prescriptions, hospital recipies, and the numberless dispensatories which have already appeared in the world.-From the first part of this work, the reader will learn pretty nearly nothing, whicgis

is as much, we apprehend, as a lay-man, if he confiders his own peace and intereft, ought to know of these subjects : --and, in the dispensatory, he will find himself half-buried in a busy, bustling apothecary's fhop; and the fooner he gets out of it, the better.

D. Art. 15. A seasonable and modes: Reply to Dr. Lucas's Cursory Re

marks on Dr. Sutherland's Treatise on Bath and Bristol Wa

ters;

ters ; in which the Innocence of Brimstone is vindicated; and Dr. Sutherland's Experiments on the Exijlency of that Mineral in Bath Waters, are confirmed. By Diederick Wellel Linden, M. D. 8vo. Is. Moran,

As there hath been more personal abuse and fcurrility than candid and sober arguments in this Bath-water controversy, we shall not enter farther into the particulars of what hath passed, or is now paffing in it, than barely to mention the grand point in difpute among these practitioners in medicine and scolding. The question in dispute is this, whether there is any brimstone in the Bath-waters ? Dr. Lucas maintains there is none; Dr. Sutherland holds the affirmative ; and Dr. Linden, who undertakes to decide between them, avers that Sutherland is right, and that Lucas is no chemift,

• Who shall decide, when doctors disagree?' For our part, we shall pretend to decide nothing in regard to this difpute, but what relates to the manner in which it is carried on. Dr. Sutherland* we have fufficiently shewn to be a very indifferent writer; Dr. Lucas, with superior literary talents t, has treated his opponent with the groffest contempt; and Dr. Linden abuses Dr. Lucas in language that bespeaks him neither gentleman nor scholar. In short, kis ftyling this indecent, ill-written pamphlet a modest reply,'-is a most unfortunate proof of his own modesty : and in his motto, too, we apprehend he is equally unlucky. He intends it for Dr. Lucas; but a due confideration of the precept will do none of the parties in this illiberal dispute any harm : Be not hasty in thy Spirit to be angry, før anger resteth in the bofom of fools. Ecclesiastes, Ch. vii. v. 9.

See the review of his Treatise on Bath and Bristol-waters, in our 28th volume.

+ See our account of his Remarks, &c. in the Review for January

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Art. 16. Observations on the Beaume de Vie; first discovered by

Monf. Le Lievre, the King's Apothecary at Paris. Wherein all the Objections made to it by the ignorant and interested, are fully refuted, and its wonderful Eficacy, in a Variety of Diseases, jujtified on the most reasonable Principles; with Letters and Atteftations in its Favour, from People of the first Distinction. 8vo. IS. Flexney, &c.

This is an abstract of the late Mr. Le Lievre's much larger volume, concerning his famous medicine entitled as above. Of the original we have seen two or three editions * ; from one of which this pamphlet is, probably, extracted: but with what fidelity, we cannot pretend to fay, not having any copy of the original French at hand. As to the medicine itself, which is now publicly vended in London, we know nothing of it but from hearsay, from the Author's own account of its powers and effects, and from the very advantageous character given of it in the letters which he hath inserted in his book; many of which, it must be acknowledged, are from persons of confiderable • Particularly one printed in Paris, in 1763.

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rank † and distinction abroad: whose names, one would imagine, could never be made use of, and prostituted to serve the fordid pusa poses of quackery.

In a preliminary advertisement, the Author, or his Translator, we are not certain which, earneilly recommends this balsam of life, the FACULTY, as the greatest antisceptic ever discovered, both for external and internal application.' 'If this be true, has he not mistaken the class to which he has thus recommended his medicine? In such a sceptical age as this, the clergy (and not the physicians, whose miniftry is confined to bodily diseases) are the proper doctors, to dispense this noftrum, in cases where they find their own--fermons inefficacious. And, truly, who knows how far the well-scowering of a free-thinker's intestines may operate towards the purification of his brain, and rectifying the disorder of his head ?

But, poslībly, our Author, Translator, or Printer, whoever be the party here concerned, may tell us, that we mistake the matter entirely; that we are drawing erroneous conclusions from an error of the press; and that, for antisceptic, we should read antiseptic.-No matter : the medicine is still a resister of corruption; and may, for ought we know, prove equally successful in mental as in corporal cales. Therefore, whoever may be troubled with the ague I or atheism, fcurvy t or scepticism, fever I or freethinking, we advise them to take Beaume de Vic, quantum fufficit.

+ Among which are, the Marquis de Havringcourt, the French ambassador at the court of Sweden, Count Treflau, Lieut. Gen. of the King's forces, and member of the Royal Society, &c. &c.

| The diseases, printed in Italics, are among those for which this medicine is said to be a never-failing cure.

POETICA L.
Art. 17. Miscellaneous Pieces of Poetry, selected from various emi-

nent Authors. Among which are interspersed a few Originals.
Small 8vo. 35. EdinĎurgh, printed for W. Gray.

To please every palate, is generally the aim of every collector of mifcellaneous pieces; and, accordingly, in this poetical collection, we have the good, the bad, and the indifferent. Here Messrs. Akenside, Grey, West, Ogilvie, Langhorne, Mafon, and Lord Lyttelton, with fome others of no mean fame, figure in with Duik, Savage, Moses Brown, Sam. Boyce, and a variety of magazine-poets. The Gentleman's Magazine, in particular, has been heavily, taxed on this occasion. Among the originals, we do not observe one piece that we can fuppofe any of the above-mentioned bards would be proud to see joined with their productions. For instance, what does the Reader think of such verses as these ; from a poem • to Belinda, with a copy of Pope and Mitchell's Works:

Surprising power of harmony,

To foften the mot lubborn foul,
To set the captive prisoner free,

And every vicious thought controul!
Sure then eternal vengeance walTS

i ne impious hand who first prophan't
And durn these facrcd numbers TREAT
As if for vice-alone doin'd.."

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The late Rev. Mr. B.' (Author of the foregoing lines) seems to have entirely forgot the rhimes which should have been in the fecond ftanza.—from this short specimen, our Readers will perceive that the Editor's taste is not over-nice; and from these verses, too, they may form a tolerable guess what kind of a selection he has been capable of making Art. 18. A Paftoral Elegy, on the Death of his Royal Highness

William Duke of Cumberland. By J. P. Stock, A. M. 4to: 6d. Peate.

What should be great, Mr. Stock, you turn to farce. For in itance :

Ye swains of Windsor, chiefly you may moan,
WILLIAM's departed, never to return;
His arms are uieless, filent is his head,

His name but mention’d with the mighty dead. Such a curious specimen of Mr. Stock's poetical abilities will natu. rally turn the reader's attention from the melancholy subject of this pastoral, to its Author; and “Who is. Mr. Stock?' will be the question. Stock! Stock! Is it a real or a fictitious name?" Surely never was the sound of it heard in the muses' train before! Stock, and block, indeed, are terms which frequently occur, in mentioning the. appurtenances of a farm, &c. but, unluckily, the farms on Mount Parnassus have neither Stock nor block belonging to them. Art.

19. A Monody, on the Decease of his Royal Highness William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. 400. IS. Becket and De Hondt.

This Monody is several degrees superiour to the Pastoral abovementioned ;-but, alas ! the English Achilles hath not yet found an Homer!

NOVE i se Art. 20. The History of Miss Clarinda Cathcart, and Miss Fanny

Renton., 12mo. 2 Vols. 55. sewd. Noble. If there are no, marks of uncommon genius in these letters, they contain no extravagant flights beyond the boundaries of nature. If the Writer has not produced any extraordinary or high-wrought characters, the (for this work is the production of a female pen) has, however, sketched out some very agreeable ones; -and if the scenes and situations which she describes are not the most brilliant, or the most deeply affecting, the has, nevertheless, the art and the power of keeping up the attention of her readers ; and of interesting them in the buliness of her drama, and in the fates of the several personages by whom the principal parts are acted, In brief, the work is both entertaining and INNOCENT: which is saying not a little in recome mendation of a modern novel; and much more than one half of them deserve.

MISCELLANEOUS.. Art. 21. The Book of Lamentations for the Loss of his Ro;al Highness the Duke of Cumberland. Folio. '6d. Cooke.

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