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ART. I. The Life of the Right Honourable John Philpot Cur-

ran, late Master of the Rolls in Ireland. By his

Son, William Henry Curran, Barrister-at-Law



II. Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters of Books and

Men. Collected from the Conversation of Mr Pope,

and other eminent Persons of his time : By the Rev.

Joseph Spence. Now first published from the Ori-

ginal Papers, with Notes, and a Life of the Author.

By Samuel Weller Singer


III. Observations on the Injurious Consequences of the

Restrictions upon Foreign Commerce. By a Mem-

ber of the late Parliament


IV. 1. A General History of Music, from the Earliest

Times to the Present: Comprising the Lives of Emi-

nent Composers and Musical Writers. The whole

accompanied with Notes and Observations, Critical

and Illustrative. By Thomas Busby, Mus. Doc.

2. The Lives of Haydn and Mozart. In a Series of

Letters. Translated from the French of L. H. C.


3. Remarks on the Present State of Musical Instruc-

tion. By J. Relfe.

4. The Thorough Bass Primer. By J. F. Burrowes


V. The Rise and Progress of the City of Glasgow, com-

prising an Account of its Public Buildings, Chari-

ties, and other Concerns. By James Cleland 382

VI. An Appeal from the Judgments of Great Britain re-

specting the United States of America. Part First.

Containing an Historical Outline of their Merits and

Wrongs as Colonies, and Strictures on the Calumnies

of British Writers. By Robert Walsh, Esq.


VII. 1. Franz Bopp über das Conjugations System der San-

skritsprache in vergleichung mit jenem der Grie-

chischen, Lateinischen, Persischen et Germanischen

sprache; nebst episoden des Ramayan et Mahabha-

rat in genauen metrischen ubersetzungen aus dem

original texte, et einigen abschnitten aus dem Vedas,

2. Nalus, Carmen Sanscriticum e Mahábhárato, edidit,

Latine vertit, et Adnotationibus illustravit Francis,

cus Bopp


p. 442

25. VIII. A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland,

including the Isle of Man, comprising an Account
of their Geological Structure ; with Remarks on
their Agriculture, Scenery, and Antiquities. By

John Macculloclt, M.D.
IX. A Guide to the Electors of Great Britain


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.
2. L'Enseignement Mutuel ; ou Histoire de l'Intro-

duction et de la Propagation de cette Méthode,
par les Soins du Dr Beil, de J. Lancaster, et d'au-
tres, &c. Traduit de l'Allemand de Joseph Has

3. Nouveau Système d'Education et d'Enseigne-

ment ; ou l'Enseignement Mutuel, appliqué aux
Langues, aux Sciences, et aux Arts. Par M.

le Comte de Lasteyrie.
$. Progrès des Ecoles d'Enseignement Mutuel en

France et dans l'Etranger. Par Mr Jomard, l'un
des Secrétaires de la Societé pour l'Enseignement

5. Compte rendu des Travaux de la Societé pour

l'Instruction Elémentaire. Par M. le Baron de
Gerando, Secrétaire-Général

494 Quarterly List of New Publications

510 Index



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.
2. Resolutions on the Retrenchment of the Public Ex-

penditure, ordered to be printed July 1st, 1819 54
III. Statistical Annals of the United States of America.
By Adam Seybert

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
V. 1. Safe Method for rendering Income arising from Per-

sonal Property available to the Poor-Laws.
2. Summary Review of the Report and Evidence rela-

tive to the Poor-Laws. By S. W. Nicol.
3. Essay on the Practicability of Modifying the Poor-

4. Considerations on the Poor-Laws. By John Davi-
son, A. M. Oxford

91 VI. Objections to Mr Brougham's Bill for inquiring into

Abuses in Charitable Donations, with a Proposal
for introducing a System into the Management of
those Funds that shall prevent or detect future
Abuses, and preserve the Property from loss or di-

minution. By Francis Charles Parry, Esq. A. M. 109 VII. A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary

Poisons, exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications
of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spirituous Liquors, &c., and

Methods of detecting them. By Frederick Accum 131
VIII. A Sicilian Story. With Diego de Montilla ; and other
Poems. By Bary Cornwall



p. 155

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.
2. Observations on the Circumstances which Influence

the Condition of the Labouring Classes of Society.

By John Barton, Esq.
3. Observations on the Rise and Fall of the Manufac-

turing System of Great Britain, &c.
X. 1. Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable

Lord Grenville, in the House of Lords, November
30th, 1819, on the Marquis of Lansdowne's Motion,
That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire
into the State of the Country, and, more particular-
ly, into the Distresses and Discontents prevalent in
the Manufacturing Districts, and the Execution of
the Laws with respect to the numerous Meetings

which have taken place.
2. The Substance of the Speech of the Right Honour-

able W. C. Plunket, in the House of Commons, on
Tuesday, 230 November, 1819

187 XI. Cuvres Completes de Demosthene et d'Eschine, en

Grec et en Français. Traduction de L'Abbé Au-
ger, de l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Let-
tres de Paris. Revue et corrigée par J. Planche,
Professeur de Rhetorique au Collége Royal de

226 Quarterly List of New Publications




JANUARY, 1820.



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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