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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
Men. Collected from the Conversation of Mr Pope,
302 III. Observations on the Injurious Consequences of the
Restrictions upon Foreign Commerce. By a Mem-
331 IV. 1. A General History of Music, from the Earliest
Times to the Present : Comprising the Lives of Emi-
and Illustrative. By Thomas Busby, Mus. Doc.
Letters. Translated from the French of L. H. C.
tion. By J. Relfe.
prising an Account of its Public Buildings, Chari
ties, and other Concerns. By James Cleland 382 VỊ. An Appeal from the Judgments of Great Britain re
specting the United States of America. Part First.
of British Writers. By Robert Walsh, Esq. 395 VII. 1. Franz Bopp über das Conjugations System der San
skritsprache in vergleichung mit jenem der Grie-
original texte, et einigen abschnitten aus dem Vedas,
Latine vertit, et Adnotationibus illustravit Françis.
IX5. VIII. A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland,
including the Isle of Man, comprising an Account
John Maccullocli, M.D.
Accession of a New King, and the immediate
471 I. 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 Conte 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 “ Wa
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. Euvres 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
á copious Glossary. Edinburgh, Constable & Co. 1820. Sin 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 cnriched 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 hig
In our times, all the higher walks of literature have been so long and so often trodden, that it is scarcely possible to keep VOL. XXXI:1. NO. 65.