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WORKS ANNOUNCED. year, is employed in writing a work,

which be entitles 'The Stranger in T. S. Manning, of Philadelphia, pro. America,' to be comprised in 4 vols. poses to publish by subscription in two 12mo. The first volume contains his vols. 12mo. price $2, the Novice of St. observations in and near Philadelphia, Dominick, by Miss Owenson.

during a residence of six months. The Adams' Roman Antiquities, 1 large other three volumes will consist of vol. 8vo. 640 pages, S3. To be pub. views of society and manners in the lished in the fall, by Mathew Carey,

United States, in the year 1807. Each Philadelphia

volume will be embellished with approA volume of Sermons on important priate vignette, sketches of publick subjects : by the late Rev. and pious buildings, &c. We understand that the Samuel Davies, A.M. some time Presi. first volume is already forwarded to dent of New Jersey College. This is England for immediate publication, and an additional volume, collected from the it will be published in Philadelphia author's manuscripts, never published about the month of September next. in America. To comprise 450 pages Proposals have been issued for pub. 8vo. $1,75 to subscribers. Northamp- lishing The Speeches of His Excellenton, S. & E. Butler. 1807.

cy Caleb Strong, Esq. to the Senate Messrs. Andrews & Cummings, and and House of Representatives of MasLemuel Blake, of this town, propose to sachusetts, with their Answers und reprint by subscription, A Dissertation other official publick papers of His Exon the Prophecies, that have been ful. cellency, from 1800 to 1807. It is filled, are now fulfilling, or may hereaf. intended this work shall contain beter be fulfilled, relative to the great tween 2 and 300 pages 12mo. ornamenperiod of 1260 years ; the Papal and ted with an accurate,engraved likeness Mohammedan apostates; the tyranni- of Mr. Strong, executed by Mr. W. cal reign of Antichrist, or the infidel Hooker, of Newburyport. The price power; and the restoration of the Jews. of the volume will be $1 in boards. By the Rev. George Stanley Faber, B. Messrs. Lothian and Beals, of this D. vicar of Stockton-upon-Tees. In town, are printing ' A Sketch of the one 8vo. volume, containing upwards Christian Denominations,' by John of 600 pages, at $2,25, boards.

Evans, A. M. The first Boston, from Mr. Horatio G. Spafford, of Hudson, the 9th London edition. This work is N. Y. is preparing for the press, a very to be in one 12mo. volume, containing useful school book, entitled Universal 300 pages, and embellished with an Geography, and rudiments of useful engraving, price $1,12 in extra boards. knowledge, (in a pocket volume) con- Proposals have been issued in Ohio taining a short but comprehensive sys- for publishing, in one vol. royal duodeiem of geography, in its several parts ; cimo, the long and interesting Trial of together with a brief survey of the Charles Vattier, lately convicted of principles of natural philosophy. The Burglary and Larceny, by stealing at work is divided into twelve sections, various times, from the receiver of pub. arranged under general heads.

lick monies for the district of CincinA literary gentleman, from the Unic nati, large sums to the amount of many versity of Cambridge, Eng. who arrived thousands of dollars, chiefly belonging at Philadelphia in the autumn of last to the United States.

FOREIGN LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

GREAT BRITAIN.

to be less expensive to keep certain STEREOTYPE Printing has not works standing in moveable types, been adopted by the booksellers of in which successive editions can be London, because it does not appear improved to any degree, than to that more than twenty or thirty provide the means for casting the works would warrant the expense same works in solid pages, which of being cast in solid pages ; con

afterwards admits of little or no sequently the cost of the prelimina- revision. As the extra expense of "y arrangements would greatly ex- stereotyping is in all works equal feed the advantages to be attained. to the expense of paper for 750 On a calculation, it has appeared copies, it is obvious that this art is

pot applicable to new books, the is the second of the old French his. sale of which cannot be ascertain torians which has been submitted eil. Although these considerations to the Hafod press in an English he induceš the publishers of Lon- translation. don not to preier this art in their Mr. Johnes has also just finished respective businesses, yet it has The Travels of the Lord de la been adopted by the Universities Broquiere, Esquire, Carver to Phi. of Cambriuge and Oxford ;' and lippe le Bon, who returned from Jefro'u the former some very beauti- rusalem to France overland, about fui editions of Common Prayer books the year 1345, and reduced the achave been issued to the publick; cout of his journey to writing, by probably the art of stereotyping command of the Duke, his master. applies with greater advantage to This author, littie known to the genstaple works of such great and con- eral reader, treats his subject sith 'stant sale, as prayer books and bi. that naiveté so churacteristic of the bles, than to any other.

period to which this inlefatigable The improvements introduced by translator has devoted his labours. Lord Stanhope, in the construction The Chronicles of Monstrelet, of printing-presses, have been ap- who took up his history from the plied to the greater part of the year 1400, where that of Froissart working presses of the metropolis. ended, and brought it down to 1467, Other improvements have lately will be the next work in the series, been developed in the art of print- ranging after Froiss írt, and forming, the introduction of which into ing a necessary continuation of practice we shall gladly announce; those interesting and popular chroone of them relates to a more sim- nicies. Monstrelet gives a copious ple method of working presses, by and authentick account of the civil which the mimber of pressmen wars between the houses of Orleans would be considerably diminished; and Burgundy, the occupation of and the other to a superiour meth- Paris and Normandy by the Engod of casting types.

lish, the expulsion of the latter, The Memoirs of John Lord de and other memorable events both Joinville, Grand Seneschal of in France and other countries. Champagne, written by himself, We understand that the translaand translated by Thomas Johnes, tion of the first volume is finished, of Hafod, esq. M. P. are on the eve and that by great good fortune it of publication. They contain a has escaped that calamity which history of part of the life of Louis happened at Hafod, on Friday the IX. King of France, surnamed St. 13th of March. For it will be read Louis, whose contemporary and with very painful feelings, not only friend Joinville was, as well as his by those who have been in the hacomrade in all his wars. An ac- bit of participating in the classical count of that King's expedition to hospitalities of the place, but by Egypt in the year 1248, is included all who have been drawn as stranin these volumes. They contain gers to explore a country which many historical facts not noticed owes its redemption from wildness

by any other historians, and ex- and from waste to the publick spirithibit an interesting picture of the ed proprietor of Hafod, and even times to which they refer. Mr. by those who have only read the Johnes has added the notes and dis- description of its beauties in the vasertations of M. Ducange ; toge- rious tours of Wales, that this nother with the dissertations of M. ble mansion has just been destroyLe Baron de la Bastie on the Life ed by fire. The misfortune is too of St. Louis, and of M. L'Eveque recent for any very minute partila Ravaliere, and M. Falconet, on culars to have reached the metrothe Assassins of Syria, from the polis. But we much fear that the “ Memoirs de l'Academie de Belles mischief is most extensive, and, in Lettres et Inscriptions de France." many instances, irreparable, though Our readers will recollect that this not extending to the loss of life.

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The books in the lower part of the Malkin, author of the Scenery, library are many of them, we will Antiquities, and Biography of hope all, saved'; but the gallery South Wales, and several other was inaccessible, from the circum- works, who has undertaken to stance of the fire breaking out supply the deficiencies of the Enabove stairs, and close by it, and glish edition, under the name of in that gallery were some of the Smollet, by an entirely new transmost rare books in that carious and lation. Should this be executed extensive collection. "A complete with spirit and fidelity, it will furn series of all the romances men- nish what has so long been wanted, tioned by Don Quixotte, as compos- an appropriate English dress for ing his library, are probably in the the best novel which was ever number of the irreparable losses. written. These two editions are The pictures are many of them, to be printed uniformly, in the best saved, but the invaluable painted manner. They will be illustrated glass in the anti-library must ne- with plates, executed by the tirst cessarily have been destroyed. engravers, from pictures painted Mr. Johnes was in London, in obe- by that admirable delineator of dience tu the call of the House, at life and manners, Robert Smirke, the time of the accident. On re- Esq. R. A. In such hands it may ceiving the intelligence he imme- be presumed that this work will ridiately hastened to his family,who val the most elegant productions had been obliged to remove to the of the press, in an age when the inn at Devil's Bridge. Buoyed up arts of printing and engraving are with thankfulness for their provi- carried to so great a degree of perdential preservations, he left town, fection. bearing, though feeling his calami- A very interesting work, by a ty, like a man.

member of the University of OxWith that enthusiasm which has ford, will speedily appear in three led him to devote his life and for- volumes, under the title of 'Oxontune to the creation of a paradise iana,' consisting of anecdotes and out of a wilderness, he means still facts relative to the colleges, librato inhabit his Eden in spite of this ries, and establishments of Oxford; faming minister, and still to divide with extracts from, and accounts his rural leisures between agricul- of, the curious unpublished manutural improvements and literary scripts with which that university labours. Men in general would abounds ; accounts of celebrated think it late in life to set to work a members, professors, &c. so as to second time ; but we still hope to comprise a history of the rise and see a Phenix rise from the ashes, progress of that ancient seat of and to announce Monstrelet and learning. Comines from the same press Dr. Charles Fothergill is now which has already produced Frois- engaged in preparing a work for sart, Joinville, and le Brocquiere. the press, which can scarcely fail By way of sequel to Comines, and to excite very general interest. to complete the series, Mr. Johnes With a view of clearing up some proposes concluding with the Me- doubtful points in the Zoology of moirs of Oliver de la Marche, Great-Britain, he last spring made which are very entertaining, and a voyage to all the northern isles, furnish many curicus facts. Other comprehending the Orcades, Shetprivate memoirs of those times land, Fair Isle, and Fulda, and rewill be interspersed, to serve as il- mained amongst them during the lustrations.

greatest part of the year, employed We have to announce to the ad- in the iuvestigation of their naturmirers of fine books, that two mag- al history, amiquities, state of their nificent editions of Gil Blas are in agriculture and fisheries, political preparation, the one in the original importance, manners, customs, conFrench, the other in English, both dition, past and present state, &c. under the superiutendance of Mr. &c. ; a general and particluar ac

SWEDEN.

count of which will shortly be given of Eustathius, with the omissions to the publick, accompanied by of the latter : and application of the maps and numerous engravings; Digamma to the remains of Hesiod. containing the fullest and complet- The Works of Sallust, translated est description that has yet been by the late Arthur Murphy, Esq. published of those remote and hith- are about to be re-published. erto neglected regions.

Thonwaldson, a Swedish sculp- Some years ago, several Swedish tor; is engaged at Rome upon a co- naturalists formed a society for the lossal statue of Liberty, for the purpose of giving a complete acUnited States of America, to be count of the Botany of their native erected at Washington.

country. Forty-six numbers of this The Rev. Thomas Kidd, of Trin- work have already appeared, each ity College, Cambridge, proposes containing a coloured engraving, of to publish a new edition of the Iliad four or five plants, with their names and Odyssey; of which, in the Iliad, in the principal languages of Euthe Townleian Codex, aided by the rope, and a short and luminous desMarcian MSS. and a faithful col. cription, in Swedish. The editors lation of the Harlein copies, will of this work have begun another form the ground-work. It is in- work on the same plan, relative to tended, at present, to insert the the Zoology of Sweden, of which Digamma in the text, on the au-' the first number has already apthority of the great Bentley, whose peared. Mr. Wertring has lately unpublished papers upon the Iliad published a very curious work on and Odyssey will, through the kind Lichens; in which he gives an expermission of Trinity College, Cam- act description of each species, and bridge, contribute to enhance the indicates its use in medicine and value of this edition. The body of domestick æconomy, and particuvariations from the Vienna, Bres- larly the mode of extracting colours law, and Moschow MSS. as pub- from them, for the purpose of dying lished by Professors Alter & Heyne, silk and wool. The plates accomas well as those gleaned by a re- panying this work, which does honexamination of the MSS. consulted our to Sweden, represents, 1st. The by Barnes, will be classed accord- mosses of the class of Lichens, ening to their respective merits un- graved and coloured, after nature; der the text, and incorporated with and 2d. the various colour which an accurate collation of the first, they communicate to cloth in the second Aldine, first Stratzburgh, process of dying. and Roman editions ; the peculiar

GERMANY. ities also of the venerable document The system of Gall is now rididispersed through H. Steph. The- culed throughout Germany, and he saurus Ling. Gr. will be specified in was unable to procure an auditory their proper places. The text of at any of the places where he latethe Iliad, with the variations, will ly attempted to deliver lectures. be given in two volumes, octavo. The memory of I.uther never receiv. A supplement to the Villoisonian ed so many honours as during the last Scholia, from the Townleian and year. Besides the grand drama, of Harlein translations, with short

which he is the hero, and which has notes, shall form the third volume; been acted with prodigious success on and a fourth volume will contain

the royal theatre at Berlin, M. Klinge. the text to the Odyssey, with va

mann brought upon the stage of Magderious lections, to be introduced by burg,a tragedy entitled 'Martin Luther.' fac-similes of the characters and descriptions of the respective MSS.

ERRATA.-In a few impressions of engaged in the service of the text;

the Observations on the Picture of Bosto which will succeed a small vol

ton, the following errours escaped. ume of Scholia, chiefly from MSS.

Page 292, col. 2, line 2 from bottom with short notes, a dissertation up

for collection, read collective. Page 293,

col. 2, 1, 16 from bot. for among r. many. on the genuineness of Od. si, a col

Page 294, 1.21, for has r. have. Col. 2, lation of the pp.of Ed.Rom. and Bas.

9 lines from bottom for those read these.

THE

FOR

JULY, 1807.

For the Anthology.

CLASSICAL LITERATURE. HE Poets of Antiquity deemed all our ideas with its own peculiar it as necessary to the completion hues. Bishop Warburton made of the military character of their it a point of honour to find Divinheroes that they should visit the ity in all his studies and pursuits, infernal regions before death, as it and constantly resorted to imaginis in our day for a man to make ation to supply the deficiency of the tour of Europe to perfect the fact. This diver after evangelical character of a gentleman. During heart deposited with his own hands the present alarming convulsions the precious substance in the shell, of that unhappy country the trave and then ostentatiously displayed eller will find the same objects in it to the world,as a discovery of his France, that Virgil found else- own. Virgil contained divinity, where, and without practical em. Shakespeare likewise ; and had he bellishment.

written comments on Don Quix

otte, the helmet of Membrino «Vestibulum ante ipsum, primisque in would have contained divinity. As

faucibus orci, Luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Cure ;

the bishop could not, with any Pallentesque habitant Morbi, tristisque Se. shadow of reason, find christianity nectus,

in the page of Virgil, and as reli. Et Metus, et malesuada fames, ac tur- gion was to be found at every haz

pis Egestas, Terribiles visu forma ; Letumque, choly alternative of substituting

ard, he was reduced to the melan Laborque ; Tum consanguineus Leti Sopor, et

the pagan mythology, or of aban mala mentis

doning his project. Mr. Gibbon, Gaudia, mortiferumque adverso in limine who, I shrewdly suspect, was more Bellum,

solicitous to laugh at the piety of Ferreique Eumenidum thalami,et Discordia demens,

the prelate, than to detect his litVipereum crinem vittis innexa cruentis.' erary sins, espoused the other side

of the question.

The eloquent This vision, heretofore the subject historian however, while he so tri. of comment, may fairly be called umphantly exposes prelatical erthe crux criticorum. Names, rour, surrenders the last passage the most eminent in English lite- in the vision as indefensible, withrature, have been enlisted in the out a blow. « The final dismis. contest, amongst whom bishop sion of the ivory gate, where falWarburton and Mr. Gibbon stand sa ad cælum mittant insomnia forth the most conspicuous. It is manes,' seems to dissolve the amusing to observe how wonder- whole enchantment, and leaves the fully professional habit tinctures reader in a state of cold and anxious

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