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25. VIII. A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland,
including the Isle of Man, comprising an Account
John Macculloclt, M.D.
the Accession of a New King, and the immediate Prospect of a New Parliament
471 X. 1. Plan d'Education pour les Enfans Pauvres, de
près les deux Méthodes combinées de Bell et de
Lancaster. Par le Comte Alexandre de Laborde.
duction et de la Propagation de cette Méthode,
ment ; ou l'Enseignement Mutuel, appliqué aux
le Comte de Lasteyrie.
France et dans l'Etranger. Par Mr Jomard, l'un
l'Instruction Elémentaire. Par M. le Baron de
494 Quarterly List of New Publications
CONTENTS OF No. LXV.
Ant. I. Ivanhoe: A Romance. By the Author of “ Waverley"
p. 1 II, 1. Reports from the Select Committee on Finance,
ordered to be printed by the House of Commons in
the Sessions of 1817, 1818, and 1819.
penditure, ordered to be printed July 1st, 1819 54
69 IV. A Critical Examination of the First Principles of Geo
logy ; in a Series of Essays. By G. B. Greenough,
President of the Geological Society, F.R.S. F.L.S. 80
sonal Property available to the Poor-Laws.
tive to the Poor-Laws. By S. W. Nicol.
91 VI. Objections to Mr Brougham's Bill for inquiring into
Abuses in Charitable Donations, with a Proposal
minution. By Francis Charles Parry, Esq. A. M. 109 VII. A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary
Poisons, exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications
Methods of detecting them. By Frederick Accum 131
Art. IX. 1. Remarks on the Report of the Select Committee of
the House of Commons on the Poor-Laws. By J.
H. Mogridge, Esq.
the Condition of the Labouring Classes of Society.
By John Barton, Esq.
turing System of Great Britain, &c.
Lord Grenville, in the House of Lords, November
which have taken place.
able W. C. Plunket, in the House of Commons, on
187 XI. Cuvres Completes de Demosthene et d'Eschine, en
Grec et en Français. Traduction de L'Abbé Au-
226 Quarterly List of New Publications
ART. I. 1. Ivanhoe. A Romance. By the AUTHOR OF WA VERLEY,' &c. 3 vols. Edinburgh, Constable & Co. 2. The Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley; comprising Waverley, Guy Mannering, Antiquary, Rob Roy, Tales of My Landlord, First, Second, and Third Series; New Edition, with a copious Glossary. Edinburgh, Constable & Co. 1820.
SING INCE the time when Shakespeare wrote his thirty-eight plays in the brief space of his early manhood-besides acting in them, and drinking and living idly with the other actors-and then went carelessly to the country, and lived out his days, a little more idly, and apparently unconscious of having done any thing at all extraordinary-there has been no such prodigy of fertility as the anonymous author before us. In the period of little more than five years, he has founded a new school of invention; and established and endowed it with nearly thirty volumes of the most animated and original composition that have enriched English literature for a century-volumes that have cast sensibly into the shade all contemporary prose, and even all recent poetry-(except perhaps that inspired by the Geniusor the Demon, of Byron)-and, by their force of colouring and depth of feeling-by their variety, vivacity, magical facility, and living presentment of character, have rendered conceivable to this later age the miracles of the Mighty Dramatist.
Shakespeare, to be sure, is more purely original; but it should not be forgotten, that, in his time, there was much less to borrow
-and that he too has drawn freely and largely from the sources that were open to him; at least for his fable and graver sentiment;
-for his wit and humour, as well as his poetry, are always his own. In our times, all the higher walks of literature have been so long and so often trodden, that it is scarcely possible to keep
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