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A Serious and Admonitory Letter to a Young Man, on his renouncing the Christian Religion and becoming a Deist. By the Rev. J. PLATTS.
The Faith, Morals, and Discipline of the Church of England Defended, in a Letter to the Rev. E. J. BURROWES, occasioned by his Second Letter to the Rev. W. MARSH.
The Radical Triumvirate; colleaguing to expel Religion from the Earth, and emancipate Mankind from all Laws, human and divine. By an OXONIAN.
A new edition of the Enthusiasm of Methodists and Papists considered; by Bp. LAVINGTON. With Notes, and an Introduction by the Rev. R. POLWHELE.-The author's principal design is to draw a comparison, by way of caution to all Protestants, between the wild and pernicious enthusiasms of some of the most eminent Saints in the Popish Communion, and those of the Methodists in our country; which latter he calls a set of pretended reformers, animated by an enthusiastic and fanatical spirit.
Mr. A. TAYLOR's work on the subject of Coronations, entitled "The Glory of Regality."
Elements of the History of Civil Governments; being a View of the Rise and Progress of the various Political Institutions that have subsisted throughout the World; and an Account of the Present State and distinguishing Features of the Governments now in existence. By JAMES TYSON, esq.
The History of Parga; containing an Account of the Vicissitudes of that part of Greece during the French Revolution: supported by authentic Documents. Translated from the Italian MS. of Uco FosCOLL. 8vo.
Journal of a Tour in Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land; with Excursions to the River Jordan, and along the Banks of the Red Sea to Mount Sinai. By WILLIAM TURNER, Foreign Office.
Stephens's Greek Thesaurus, No. IX. The Delphin and Variorum Classics, Nos. XI. and XII.
Cæsar's Commentaries, from Oberlin's text, with all the Delphin Notes, but without the Interpretatio.
Portraits of the British Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, engraved in the line manner, Part I. containing Chaucer, Gower, Chapman, Milton, Mason, and Sir C. H. Williams. By WARREN, FINDEN, WEDGWOOD, &c.
The celebrated Pamphlet on Germany and the Revolution, by Professor GoERRES, late Editor of the Rhenish Mercury, translated from the German Pamphlet lately suppressed by the Prussian Government. The Pamphleteer, No. XXX.
The 2nd Volume of J. P. NEALE'S Book
of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats in the United Kingdom.
The Life and Death of the Merry Deuill of Edmonton; being à reprint of a scarce and curious Tract in the Black Letter, 1631, as a Supplement to the History of Edmonton, reviewed in our last.
Preparing for Publication.
Two Volumes of Sermons, Plain and practical, explanatory of the Gospel, for every Sunday in the Year, preached in the Parish Church of Walthamstow, Essex, by the Rev. GEORGE HUGHES.
An Account of the Introduction of Christianity into this Island, and the Welsh Nonconformist Memorial; with a brief account of the original state of the Sacred Writings; by the late Rev. WILLIAM RICHARDS, LL. D.
A Monody on the Death of His late Most Excellent Majesty King George the Third, with emblematical Vignettes. By JAMES BISSETT, esq. author of "The Patriotic Clarion," &c.
Memoirs of His late Majesty George the Third. By JonN BROWN, esq. author of "The Northern Courts," &c.
"DOCUMENTS HISTORIQUES et REFLEC TIONS sur le GOUVERNEMENT de la HoLLANDE, par LOUIS BONAPARTE Ex-Roi de HOLLANDE."-This work contains every event relating to the Political or Financial situation of Holland from the commencement of the reign of Louis until the close of his government. Sketches of the invasion of Italy and expedition in Egypt, in both of which the author was present. Relations of most of the important events in Spain, and his refusal of the crown of that kingdom on the renunciation of Charles IV. to Ferdinand, his son, and the formal cession of the latter to Napoleon. Copies of the letters of Charles and Ferdinand, relating to the conspiracy of the latter against his father. The hitherto secret motives of the marriage of the author with the daughter of the Empress Josephine, and their subsequent mutual agreement to a separation. The events which occurred on the separation of the Emperor Napoleon and the Empress Josephine. The various Princesses proposed to Napoleon, and the reason of his selecting the daughter of the Emperor of Austria. Numerous characteristic and highly interesting letters from Napoleon to the author, exposing his views, situation, and purposes. An indisputable genealogical history of the family of Bonaparte, extracted from various histories of Italy, and other public documents, all of which prove beyond doubt the illustrious rank they held in Italy even in the 12th century, and it is somewhat singular that 600 years ago Androlius Bonaparte
was Grand Podesta, or Governor of Parwhere is now the wife of Napoleon as Grand Duchess! An important letter from the Duc de Cadore explaining the intentions of the Emperor relating to Holland, the various united propositions of France and Russia to accommodate with England, and a variety of anecdotes of the author, of Napoleon, and of his family.Although this work may contain many events already known to the public in a general way, yet coming from the hand of one who was on a Throne, and who had an immediate share in all that occurred, joined to his universally acknowledged probity and good faith, form together an unanswerable motive for giving it the preference over any other modern publication, and it is assuredly next in point of interest to a work from the pen of Napoleon himself. It is already enquired after with eagerness upon the Contiuentin Holland it will be particularly interesting, as it contains an accurate statement of the political and financial situation of that Country during a most important ra; and as it is written with the utmost candour, and is totally exempt from any expressions which might offend the most partial Bourbonist, it will find a wide circulation in France, where, the author being known to be somewhat opposed to the maxims of his brother's government, it will be likewise read with equal avidity by the most decided Ultras.
Memoirs of Napoleon, by HIMSELF, COUtaining his History of the eventful Year 1815, particularly of many details of the Battle of Waterloo hitherto unknown.
History of the Anglo-Saxons, by SHARON TURNER. A new edition.
British Genius Exemplified in the Lives of Men, who by their Industry, or Scientific Inventions and Discoveries, &c. have raised themselves to opulence and distinction, by CECIL HAULEY, A. M.
Life of Whitfield, by Mr. PHILIP. The materials of this Memoir have been colJected from various British and American
Memoirs of Dr. Walton, Bp. of Chester, and editor of the London Biblia Polyglotta, with important notices of his coadjutors in that illustrious work; by the Rev. H. J. TODD.
The Iliad of Homer, translated into English Prose: with explanatory Notes. By a GRADUATE of the UNIVERSITY of OXFORD.
CICERO'S works complete, in eleven vo lumes, by Dr. CAREY, Editor of the "Regent's Pocket Classics," of which these VoJumes are a continuation.
The Second and Final Volume of Mr. MORELL'S Studies in History.
A Journal of two successive Tours upon the Continent, performed in the Years
1816, 1817, and 1818; containing an Account of the principal places in the South of France, and most interesting parts of Italy, by JAMES WILSON.
A visit to the Province of Upper Canada, in 1819. By JAMES STRACHAN, Bookseller, Aberdeen. The Work will contain every kind of information desirable for an Emigrant.
The First Part of a History of England during the Reign of George the Third, by Mr. ROBERT SCOTT.
Royal Military Calendar Army Service Book, and Military History of the last Century, by Sir JOHN PHILIPPART.
The Emigraut's Return, a Ballad, and other Poems. By J. M. BARTLETT.
An Historical Poem, with copious Notes, occasioned by the Cardinal Fontana's Letter, and Dr. Oliver Kelly's address to his Roman Catholic Clergy and Laity of the Archdiocese of Tuam.
Picturesque Tour from Geneva and over Mount Simplon to Milan, in one Volume, imperial 8vo. This Work, which canuot fail to claim the particular attention of the Continental Traveller, will contain 36 coloured engravings of the most interesting scenery in that romantic tract, and especially the most striking points of view in the new road over the Simplon. The engravings will be accompanied with copious Historical and Descriptive particulars respecting every remarkable object along the route.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF INSCRIPTIONS AND BELLES LETTRES, PARIS.
This academy has proposed the fol lowing question as the subject for the prize to be awarded in 1821:
"To compare the monuments which remain of the antient empire of Persia and Chaldea, either edifices, basso-relievos, statues, or inscriptions, amulets, engraved stones, coins, cylinders, &c., with the religious doctrines and allegories contained in the Zend Avesta, and with the indications and data which have been preserved to us by Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Oriental writers, on the opinions and customs of the Persians and Chaldeans, and to illustrate and explain them, as much as possible, by each other."
The prize is a gold medal of 1,500 francs value. The essays are to be written in Latin or French, and sent before the 1st of April, 1821. The prize will be adjudged in July following.
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.
HOUSE OF LORDS, Feb. 17. The Earl of Liverpool presented the following Message from his Majesty:
"GEORGE R.-The King is persuaded that the House of Lords deeply participates in the grief and affliction of his Majesty, for the loss which his Majesty and the Nation have sustained by the lamented death of the King his father. This melancholy event imposing upon his Majesty the necessity of summoning, within a limited period, a new Parliament, the King has taken into consideration the present state of public business, and is of opinion that it will be, in all respects, most conducive to the public interest and convenience, to call the new Parliament without delay. The King, therefore, recommends to the House of Lords to cencur in such measures as may be found indispensably necessary to provide for the exigencies of the public service during the interval which must elapse between the termination of the present Session and the opening a new Parliament. G. R."
After the Message was read by the Lord Chancellor, and next by the Clerk, Lord Liverpool said he should propose an Address to-morrow on that point which recommended the concurrence of the House on the measures indispensably necessary for the public service. With respect to the first part, there could be no difference of opinion among their Lordships, and he should therefore move an Address of Condolence to his Majesty forthwith. Lordship then made a few observations, which were in substance comprized in the motion, with which he concluded, viz.—
“That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, to express our deep and unfeigned sorrow at the death of the late King, whose virtues had so justly endeared him to all classes of his subjects. To assure his Majesty, that the many blessings which we have enjoyed under his Royal Father's mild and paternal Government can never be effaced from our minds; and that we most gratefully acknowledge the signal advantages which the Country has derived during this long and eventful period, from the augmentation of all the great sources of our National prosperity, and from the splendid and unparalleled achievements of his Majesties Fleets and Armies. That whilst we condole with his Majesty on the loss which the Nation, in common with his Majesty, has sustained, we beg leave to offer to him our most sincere congratulations upon his Accession to the Throne. To testify to his Majesty our loyal and affectionate attachment to
his sacred person, and to assure him that the experience of the past, as well as our confidence in his character and virtues, can leave us no doubt that his efforts will be invariably directed to promote the welfare of the Country and the happiness of his Subjects."
The Marquis of Buckingham and Lord Darnley concurred in all the sentiments proposed to be addressed to his present Majesty.
In the Commons, the same day, Lord Castlereagh brought down a Msssage from his Majesty to the same effect with that presented this day in the Upper House. On the motion of the Noble Lord, it was ordered to be taken into consideration tomorrow; his Lordship thinking it right that a day, at least, should be afforded for considering one part of it; but he was convinced the House would feel the propriety of offering an immediate Address of Condolence on the Death of the late Sovereign, and of Congratulation on the Accession of the present. His Lordship accordingly proceeded to panegyrize the character and conduct of his late Majesty, who had, by his mild and amiable quali ties, secured the esteem of the Nation, and during whose unusually long reign this country had grown up to rank, power, and commercial splendour, unequalled among the Nations of the earth. He then eugolized his present Majesty, from whose declaration, that he would make the example of his Royal father the basis of his conduct, the country had to hope for a pros perous reign. He trusted that this expectation would be fully verified, and that his Majesty, though he might not have to achieve any additional glories in war, would add the only remaining laurel to his brow, by looking in peace, to policy, justice, and moderation in the administra. tion of his Government. His Lordship concluded with moving an Address to the same effect as that proposed in the House of Lords.
Mr. Tierney cordially concurred in the Address, with the exception of what alJuded to "the experience of the past," which, he thought, might better have been let alone. He wished to bury all the past in oblivion. He would turn his back upon it, and only look forward to a new reign. That, he trusted, would be such as to reflect credit on the Sovereign, and be of advantage to his people. The Address was then put, and carried unanimously; and it was, on the motion of Lord Castlereagh, ordered, that in consideration of
his Majesty's illness, the Address be pre sented by such Members of the House as were of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.
Lord Castlereagh then moved an Address of Condolence to his Majesty on the Death of the Duke of Kent, which was unani. mously agreed to, and ordered to be presented in the same manner as the former. A Resolution of Condolence to the Duchess of Kent was also agreed to.
HOUSE OF LORDS, Feb. 18.
The Marquis of Cholmondeley laid on the table his Majesty's answer to the Address of yesterday. It concluded with stating that his Majesty was " impressed with the deep sense of the duty of following the great example which had been set him, and assured them of his endeavours to promote the happiness and prosperity of the Nation."
On the motion of Lord Liverpool, an Address of Condolence to his Majesty on the Death of the Duke of Kent, and a message of Condolence to the Duchess of Kent, were agreed to. The Noble Lord highly panegyrized the conduct of the Duchess.
In these praises Lord Rolle sincerely concurred. So close, he said, was her attendance on the Duke in his last illness, that for five days she never had put off her clothes: but she had her reward in the look which her Royal Consort gave her before he expired, and which proved his feeling of her conduct, and the consolation it had afforded him.
The Earl of Liverpool then rose to move an Address to his Majesty in answer to that part of his Message which related to the dissolution of Parliament. His Lordship expatiated on the inconvenience which would result to the public business from entering on the discussion of the Civil List, and other matters incident to the commencement of a new reign, under circumstances which, from a prospect of a certain dissolution in the course of a few months, would preclude that attendance and due deliberation which it was desirable to obtain. He concluded by moving, that an Address be presented to the King, thanking his Majesty for having taken into his Roya! consideration the present state of public business, and concurring in the opinion that it would be most conducive to the public interest to call a new Parliament without further delay; also assuring his Majesty of the readiness of their Lordships to concur in such measures as may be necessary to provide for the exigencies of the public service until the opening of the new Parliament.
The Marquis of Lansdown said, the measure of submitting to Parliament the pro
priety of its own dissolution was entirely unprecedented; so was that of postponing until the meeting of a new Parliament the settlement of the Civil List, and the other questions connected with the commencement of a new reign. Were their measures in contemplation now of a different nature from those which took place in the accession of Queen Anne, Geo. I. Geo. II, and Geo. III.? Was it also intended by a side wind to procure the sanction of Parliament to the permanent increase of the army in time of peace, by procuring its consent to the Mutiny Bill, which it would be absolutely necessary to pass under existing circumstances?
Lords Harrowby, Bathurst, and the Lord Chancellor, supported the motion, which was opposed by Lords Grosvenor, Lauderdale, Carnarvon, and King.-The motion for the Address was then carried without a division.
In the Commons, the same day, Lord Castlereagh, on the same grounds as those advanced by Lord Liverpool in the Upper House, moved an Address of Thanks to bis Majesty for his communication respecting the intended dissolution of Parliament. The motion was supported by Mr. Vansillart and Mr. Canning, and opposed by Mr. Tierney, Mr. Brougham, and Mr. McDonald.
In the course of the discussion, Mr. Vansittart stated, that the hereditary revenue was no longer applicable to the Civil List, having been appropriated to the purposes of the Consolidated Fund; its amount might be between 5 and 600,000l. a year. He intended to propose a vote, enabling the Crown to make payments out of the Civil List during the quarter commencing April 5, and ending on July 5. That of 1812 would be strictly adhered to; and, instead of any additional burden being laid on the people for the purpose of defraying the expenditure of the Civil List, he hoped that some considerable saving would be made. The money measures would be confined to 500,000. for the army, and provision for one quarter of the Civil List beyond the 5th of April.
In answer to a question from Mr. Hume, as to a provision for the Queen, her income as Princess of Wales being now extiuct, Lord Castlereagh said that a communication would probably soon be made on that subject.
Lord John Russell, after some discussion, obtained leave to bring in a Bill for suspending the writs for Barnstaple, Grampound, Penryn, and Camelford, till the new Parliament met.
Lord Jocelyn appeared at the bar, and read his Majesty's most gracious auswer to the Address of the House.
In the Chamber of Deputies on the 26th ult. the Minister of Finance presented the Project of Supply, or Estimates of Expenditure for the year 1820, after delivering an introductory speech, in which he minutely detailed the various items. It ap pears, that the estimate of the total expenditure for the current year amounts to 511,371,550 francs; which, added to 228,341,200 f. for the interest, charges, &c. of the Public Debt and Sinking Fund, gives a total of 739,712,750 f. (somewhat more than 30,800,000) There is an increase of expenditure this year of 3,900,000 f. compared with 1819; but to counterbalance this, it is stated by the Minister that sums to the amount of 1,000,000 f. are included in this year's estimates, which formed no part of the expenditure of last year. The project was ordered to be printed and distributed. ASSASSINATION OF The Duke de Berry.
Feb. 14. At eleven o'clock at night, his Royal Highness the Duke de Berry was assassinated on leaving the Opera, by Louvel, a saddler's servant (garcon sellier), formerly a soldier in the old Imperial Guard, who appears to have been impelled to this dreadful act by the most atrocious political fanaticism. He was immediately arrested; not having, indeed, made any effort to escape. He declared that he had meditated the crime for four years. The Prince was immediately carried into one of the saloons of the Operahouse, where all the assistance the medical art could supply was administered to him, but without effect, the weapon having penetrated too deep not to inflict a mortal wound, and he expired at 6 o'clock in the morning; all the Princes of the Royal Family, and even the King himself, being present with the Duke in his last moments. Political fanaticism armed the hand of this wretched assassin, as formerly religious fanaticism armed that of Ravaillac. The last words which the Prince uttered were in favour of his assassin. He entreated his uncle to spare the life of this wretched man. It is incidentally mentioned in some of the letters, that the widowed Duchess is enceinte, which may give the Royalists the prospect of a Prince in the lineal descent, as heir to the Crown. Some have imagined, that the assassin perpetrated the crime in the presence of the Duchess, with the view that the shock might deprive the nation. even of this feeble hope.
[A Memoir of bis Royal Highness will be given in our next Number.]
Several parts of Holland have been subject to the most dreadful inundations; for a statement of which see our "Domestic News" where an account is given of the subscriptions entered into for therelief of the distressed sufferers.
News from Madrid, dated the 8th of Jan. state, that "the agents of the rebels of America had sown the seeds of insubordination in the army of the intended expedition stationed in the villages about Cadiz, Granada, and Seville. It spread from the out-posts to the head-quarters, where they seized the person of the Commander in Chief, who had no troops with him but his guard of honour. On the 3d, the mutineers endeavoured to take possession of the magazines, but were alarmed by the appearance of the militia of Cadiz in arms; they accordingly dispersed, and their leaders escaped across the mountains. The troops. of the expedition, under the orders of Don Manuel Freyre, had, on the 5th, begun their march to restore and maintain tranquillity."
It appears, that Madrid is in an agitated state; the troops parading the streets with drawn swords to keep the people within doors. Ferdinand is stated to have demanded 25,000 men from the King of France, to put down the rebellion.
Bayonne, Jan. 18.-In the night of the 1st of January, six battalions of the expeditionary army, encamped near Cadiz and Seville, broke out into open insurrection. Their force amounts to 5, or 6000 men. Their chiefs, commanders of the said battalions, Quiroga and Riego, and Lieutenant colonel Miranda, an intrepid man and extremely able military officer, took the least. They seized on the person of Count Calderon, Commander-in-chief, pnd General Sancha Salvador, Chief of the Staff, whom they imprisoned in the Castle of Arcos. They have also arrested General Cisneros, Governor of La Isla de Leon.' They seized on the military chest, arms, &c. The garrison of Cadiz made a sortie in order to oppose the progress of the insurgents. The latter were beaten and forced to evacuate La Isla. Gen. Freyre was at the bead of the Royalist troops. The cavalry and artillery, it is said, have. taken no part in the insurrection.
The Cadiz Papers of the 28th ult. contain the following Proclamation, dated. Jan. 25:
"The Governor is penetrated with gratitude for the faithful and heroic conduct of the worthy inhabitants of this city, in the deplorable event of last evening. A