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mited nature of my undertaking, and that even a desultory reference to them was a work of supererogation. In some other instances, I have either animadverted on the Dauphin editor's Interpretations, or quoted examples from various authors, to prove or elucidate doubtful or difficult passages in Nepos'es text. And if, Gentle Reader, you should regret that I have not uniformly pursued the same practice in various other cases, where equally necessary; let me observe, that, although I could have added many more useful observations which have at different times occurred to me in reading Nepos with my pupils, I found it inconvenient to make too great a sacrifice of time and labour in the performance of a service which was neither required nor expected of me.
"With respect to the Index-as it could not be copied from the original quarto edition, on account of the disagreement in the numbers of the pages, I have taken that of the first octavo edition, printed in London in the year 1700, as being free from the numerous errors, gradually accumulated in the seventeen succeeding editions.
"On the whole, Gentle Reader, I think I may safely venture to say, that, however few and slender my improvements, I here nevertheless present you with a better edition of the Dauphin Nepos, than was originally presented to the Dauphin himself, by order of the Grand Monarque."
A slight perusal of the Volume will shew that Dr. Carey's Notes are neither few nor unimportant.
84. Gay's Chair. Poems, never before printed, written by John Gay, Author of "The Beggar's Opera," "Fables," &c. with a sketch of his Life from the MSS. of the Rev. Joseph Baller, his Nephew. Edited by Henry Lee, Author of "Poetic Impressions," "Caleb Quotem," &c. To which are added, two New Tales, "The World," and "Gossip." By the Editor. Svo. pp. 148. Longinan and Co. MR. LEE is already known to the publick as the Author of that laughable character Caleb QuotemPoetic Impressions-and some other Poems that exhibit considerable depth of thought on subjects connected with the human mind.
Our limits will not permit us to enter far into the history of Gay's Chair; but, in the simple and perspicuous Preface to the little book, quite sufficient evidence, we think, is given to satisfy the most suspicious that the Chair really was the property
of the Poet Gay * ;—that there was in it a concealed drawer, undiscovered till it came into the hands of the present possessor; and that the little pieces now given to the world were found in that drawer.
That these productions will brighten the lustre of Gay's reputation, it might perhaps be too much to assert: we do not, however, think they will tarnish it; and to the admirer of departed genius, this kind of literary resurrection is pecularly pleasing.—
That Gay was born at Barnstaple, and not at Exeter, as stated by seve ral writers, appears now sufficiently established by the authority of the Rev. Joseph Baller, nephew to Gay, and author of the short memoir of the Poet's Life that is prefixed to the work. A note following the memoir will no doubt attract attention, since it brings into question the claim of Sir John Denham to the honour of having produced “Cooper's Hill."
The first and longest of the poems is entitled, "The Ladies' Petition to the Honourable the House of Commons," and is decidedly in the style of Gray's lighter productions.
The equivoque in the concluding word of the following lines we think very neat.
To Miss JANE SCOT.
The French debonnaire ;
I'd value them not;
A similar playfulness of fancy distinguishes the succeeding :
"Augustus, frowning, gave command, And Ovid left his native land; From Julia, as au exile sent, He long with barbarous Goths was pent. So Fortune frown'd on me, and I was driven [happy Devon! From friends, from home, from Jane, and And Jane sore grieved when from me torn away;
I loved her sorrow, tho' I wish'd her—GAY!”
The greater part, however, of the book, and we think, that part most likely to be generally pleas
* An account of the discovery, with a wood engraving of the Chair, bave been already given in our last Volume, part ii. p. 294.
ing, consists of the two new Tales by the Editor. A deficiency of plan may perhaps be objected to them; and we must confess we do not see the connexion between the name given to the first ("The World") and the tale which forms the bulk of it; there are, however, many good lines to be found in them, and indications of an intellect that has not been inattentive to the workings of the mind and the passions of man.
The subject which gives name to this first Tale is soon abandoned, and the poet proceeds to sketch the character of "Emanuel Glebe," the village pastor; in contrast with which we have that of the modern fashionable divine. There is considerable humour in the winding-up of this story, though it may perhaps be thought a little overcoloured.
The next, and last Tale, entitled, Gossip," will, we think, frequently remind the Reader of the style of Crabbe; it has a good deal of his unaffected manner and minuteness of delineation. In the yeoman Leasebold isexhibited the operation of those prejudices which give rise in the same mind to the most inconsistent and contradictory feelings aud sentiments: that make an alternately humane and brutal," he knows not whyand cares not wherefore:"
"Where heedlessness, or vacancy, appears, All-powerful Prejudice most domineers. So lived the yeoman, Leasehold; harsh, or kind,
As Prate or Custom influenced his mind. To brutes an ingrate, tho' they food supplied;
[pride; Tho' woollen clothed him, fur increased his A foe to insects;-why, he could not tell; The bee he spared not,―robb'd the honied cell:
Not sun-born worms could this rude pas-
"The kindlier bosom oft with pity glows, Feeling for man how numerous others'
For his caprice, pride, pleasure, or supply, How many creatures labour, suffer, die! But Leasehold reck'd not this; nor e're felt pain [slain;
To have his wethers, hogs, and heifers He cooly view'd, torn from the plough or stall, [fall. The ox that with him toil'd, by slaughter "With sportsman eye, he'd mark, e'en
while he work'd,
Whence sprung the partridge,-where the pheasant lurk'd;
When leisure served, he'd shoot with steady aim;[maim; Wing death to many,-but still more would His generous steed he'd goad o'er fallow grounds,
And, after, mount him at the cry of hounds. The stag he'd rouse, by pack infuriate sought,
By man pursued with eagerness
The two antient sisters, Anna and
Alice, are amusingly drawn.
"Anna was oft admir'd by men of
In these nice points none Anna could out[wine! Her sipping guests extolled her currant It was delicious, and of brilliant hueOne glass seem'd exquisite,-but what were two?
"Alice was famed for finely-flavour'd [Bohea; Green, Hyson, Gunpowder, Souchong, And, at a pinch, could sport the best Rap. pee !
Select their parties,―tonish their regards; Conspicuous each at compliments and cards!
Great nobleness of mind by both was shown,
A partner's good considered as their own!
The story of Martha, whose hapless fate illustrates the pernicious ef fects of "Gossip" and Scandal, is simple and pathetic: but for this we must refer our Readers to the Work itself.
cies of Don Juan. By the Author of
FEW Writers are better able to appreciate the talents of the Noble Bard, or to point out the brilliancy and the mischievous tendency "Don Juan."-Of the Author of these Remarks, and his admirable Satire, on "Hypocrisy," we have spoken fully in vol. LXXXVI. ii.
86. Death-the inevitable lot of Man- ! Reflections suggested by the Demise of His Late Venerable Majesty George the Third, who expired at Windsor, January 29th, 1820, in the 60th year of his Reign, and in the 82nd of his Age, including a Character of the deceased Monarch; and a Brief Eulogy on his late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. Delivered Wednesday, February 16th, the Day of Interment, at Worship-street, Finsbury-square. With an Appendix, containing an Account of his late Majesty's last Walks, on the Terrace of Windsor Castle. By John Evans, LL.D. pp. 49. Sherwood and Co.
DR. EVANS has certainly the pen of an easy, and a flowery writer. Nor is he less prompt, on all public occasions, in the pulpit. He could not therefore but lament "the demise of a venerable Monarch, whose private virtues all parties recognise and celebrate."
"The decease of a King, who swayed the sceptre during a longer period than any preceding Monarch in the annals of British History, is no ordinary event, and may be pronounced a legitimate source of moral improvement."
From Genesis v. 27. "And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died," Dr. Evans very properly expatiates on mortality; and also draws a just character of our late excellent Sovereign.
"There are," he says, "three traits, however, which distinguish the reign of George the Third, on which the benevolent mind must dwell with unmingled satisfaction. The first is the Abolition of the SLAVE TRADE.". -"The second trait in his late Majesty's reign is the personal interest he took in the education of the poorer classes of his subjects." "The third trait in the reign of GEORGE THE THIRD is the extension of Religious Liberty, a blessing of inconceivable magnitude."
87. The Foundations of a Kingdom endangered by Iniquity, and its Ruin prevented by Righteousness. A Discourse Preached in the Parish Church of Dudley, On Sunday, March the 5th, 1820. By the Rev. Luke Booker, LL.D. 8vo. pp. 25. Hatchard.
Psalm xi. 3, has here given to his THE good Vicar of Dudley, from Parishioners, and since to the Publick, an impressive and manly exhortation to the important duties of a good subject and a good Christian.
In the words of his text are expressed "an anxious alarm for the safety of what constitutes the bases of something valuable to man ;" and ing supineness in those who might "something like reproach, concernavert the threatened danger."
"Without, however, says the Preacher, attempting to unfold the critical meaning of the passage, I shall apply it to Great Britain, at the present crisis; to the dangers which threaten the State, with every excellent establishment and institution connected with it; and to an investigation of what has been done, or is doing, by persons gifted with the means of averting those dangers.
"That the times have a double aspect may be discerned by the most superficial observer. fearfully portentous; in another they are In one point of view they are singularly cheering. While one side of the political horizon is dark with gathering clouds, apparently surcharged with storms of moral evil, ready to burst on our devoted heads; on the other side, every thing is radiance and peace; whence a broad ægis seems extended to overshadow the good, until the violence of the tempest shall pass away. Indeed, if ever there was a period when the energies of moral good and of moral evil were in open and visible conflict with each other-the one endeavouring to bless and the other to curse mankind-this is the period."
Letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Harrowby, President of the Council, &c. &c. &c. on the Discovery of the late Atrocious Conspiracy. 8vo. pp. 30. Simpkiu.
the Noble Earl and his Right Honour-
89. Letters from a Mother to a Daughter at or going to School: pointing out the Duties to her Maker, her Governess, her Schoolfellows, and herself. By Mrs. J. A. Sargant. Pocket edit. pp. 121. Wetton and Jarvis.
THIS little compendium of advice may be safely recommended, as well adapted to impress on the minds of young ladies a proper attention to their respective duties. A book of this kind (and we know of none superior to the present) should never be omitted in packing up the essential articles of the School-trunk.
90. The Scholar's Remembrancer: containing Tables Arithmetical, Historical,
Geographical, Seriptural, Chronological, and Biographical. Carefully selected from the highest Authorities, for the Use of Schools, Classical and English. By M. Seaman. 12mo. pp. 81. Holds
"TO prevent the rapid destruction of more valuable books, and also to avoid the inconvenience and irregularity occasioned by frequent reference to a multiplicity of volumes, are the sole objects in presenting the following useful Tables to the experienced Tutors of the age. Every reputable Seminary being divided into classes, the Compiler, who has a considerable number under his tuition, humbly suggests the most advantageous plan for committing them to memory."
It appears by a summary of the Mem.
Members of the Senate....
on the Boards...
dren. By the Rev. WILLIAM SNAPE, & respectable Staffordshire Divine.
Memoirs of the Rev. Sam. J. Mills, late Missionary to the South Western Section of the United States, and agent to the Colonization Society deputed to explore the coast of Africa. By G. SPRING D. D.
The Huntingdon Peerage; comprising a detailed account of the Evidence and Proceedings connected with the recent restoration of the Earldom; together with the report of the Attorney General on that occasion. To which is prefixed, a Genea...3698 logical and Biographical History of the Illustrious House of Hastings, including a Memoir of the present Earl and his family. By HENRY NUGENT BELL, esq.
...1558 of the Senate.... on the Boards........ .......3395
Ready for Publication.
Erdeswick's Survey of Staffordshire. A new and improved Edition, by the Rev. T. Harwood.
A brief History of Christ's Hospital. By J. I. Wilson.
Christian Union without the Abuses of Popery; a Letter to the Bishop of St. David's, in reply to his Lordship's Letter, entitled, "Popery incapable of Union with a Protestant Church," &c. By SA MUEL WIX, A. M. F. R. & A. S. Vicar of St. Bartholomew the Less, London.
A series of important Facts, demonstrating the Truth of the Christian Religion, drawn from the Writings of its Friends and Enemies in the first and second centuries. By JOHN JONES, L.L. D. Author of a Greek Grammar, &c. &c.
The Couverted Atheist, or a Narrative of the early Life of a Reclaimed Infidel, written by himself, and revised and edited, with practical Remarks, by W. ROBY.
The first Part of a Story exhibiting The Sorrows of Mæstus, and the Wrath of God, in visiting the sins of parents on their chilGENT. MAG. April, 1820.
A Narrative of the late Political and Military Events in British India, under the brilliant and liberal administration of the Marquess of Hastings. By HENRY T. PRINCEP, Esq. With Plates.
A Journey in Carniola and Italy, in the years 1817, 1818. By W. A. CADELL, Esq. F. R. S.
An interesting Journal, under the title of "Annals of Oriental Literature," to be published quarterly.
The History of the late War in Spain, by ROBERT SOUTHEY, Poet Laureat.
The Topography of Athens, with some Remarks on its Antiquities, by Lieut.-col. LEAKE.
A Practical Guide to the Quarter Sessions, and other Sessions of the Peace, adapted to the use of young Magistrates and professional gentlemen at the commencement of their practice. By WILLIAM DICKENSON, Esq. Barrister-in-law. A picture of Margate.
The Orientalist, or Electioneering in Ireland; a Tale. By MYSELF.
Fall of the Priory. By Mrs. HALFORD.
Preparing for Publication.
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Stoke Newington, Middlesex. Containing a particular Account of the Parish and Prebendal Manor of Stoke Newington, from the earliest periods of our Annals.-The Church, the Charities and Charitable Institutions, Schools, Meeting-houses, &c. &c. By WILLIAM ROBINSON, F. S. A. author of "The History of Tottenham," "Edmonton," &c.
A volume of Selections from the Athenian Oracle; consisting of Questions and Answers in History and Philosophy, Divinity, Love and Marriage.
Lucian of Samosata, from the Greek, with the Comments and Illustrations of Wieland and others. By WILLIAM TOOKE, F. R. S. Member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, and of the Free Economical Society of St. Petersburgh.
Travels in Sicily, Greece, and Albania. By the Rev. T. S. HUGHES, Fellow of Emanuel College, Cambridge.
A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, illustrated with 48 coloured Views. By Messrs. T. H. FIELDING and J. MALIn 12 monthly parts.
Travels in England, Wales, and Scotland, in the year 1816. By Dr. SPIKER, Librarian to his Majesty the King of Prussia. Translated from the German.
Mr. MURRAY'S "Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Asia."
Mr. FRASER'S Travels in the Hunala Mountains.
Captain BATTY's Account of the Campaign in 1815.
Dr. BROWN's Antiquities of the Jews. A Memoir of his late Majesty and the Duke of Kent, a a companion to those published of the late Queen and Princess Charlotte. By T. WILLIAMS.
Lacon, or many Things in few Words. By the Rev. C. COLTON, late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
A Report on the preseut decayed and dangerous state of London Bridge, with descriptive plans for a New one, and Sentiments on National Monuments." By Mr. RALPH DODD, Civil Engineer, who 22 years ago made Two Designs for a new London Bridge, under the Direction of a Select Committee of thirteen scientific Members of the House of Commons. It is not for sale, but for the inspection of Members of Parliament.
A Series of Letters addressed to a Friend, upon the Roman Catholic Question.
A System of Education intended for the King of Rome, and other Princes of the Blood of France; drawn up by the Imperial Council of State, under the personal superintendence of the Emperor Napoleon, and finally approved by him.
This extraordinary production was found in the Cabinet of Napoleon at St. Cloud.
A Grammar of the Arabic Language, by JAMES GREY JACKSON, Professor of Arabic; late British Consul at Santa Cruz, in South Barbary; resident Merchant upwards of sixteen years in a country where the Arabic is the vernacular language.
GALPINE'S Synoptical Compendium of British Plants; a new edition, enlarged and corrected by a distinguished Member of the Linnean Society. The chief addition is the introduction of the class Cryptogamia,
Canon Blethyn; being the first of a Series of Tales, illustrating Welch peculiarities. By W. S. WICKENDEN, Author of "Count Glarus of Switzerland." See p. 308
Winter Nights. By NATHAN DRAEE M. D. Author of "Literary Hours," &c. Mrs. OPIE'S "Tale of the Heart." Montrose; a national Melo-Drama, in three Acts.
A Letter, dated December 23, 1819, from A. Mai, the principal Librarian of the Vatican to the Pope, giving an account of Cicero's Treatise de Republica, has excited great expectation.
"I have the honour and satisfaction," says M. Mai, in his Letter to the Pope, "to inform your beatitude that in two re-written Codices of the Vatican, I have lately found some lost works of the first Latin classics. In the first of these MSS. I have discovered the lost books de Republica of Cicero, written in excellent letters of the best time, in three hundred pages, each in two columns, and all fortunately legible. The titles of the above noble subject, and of the books, appear in the margin; and the name of Cicero, as the author of the work, is distinctly legible. The other re-written codex presents various and almost equally precious works. It is singular that this MS. contains some of the same works which I discovered and published at Milan, and I have here found what was there wanting. I perceived this at first sight, not only from comparing the subject, but also from the hand-writing, which is precisely the same as that of the Milan MS.
"The contents are:- 1. The Correspondence between Fronto and Marcus Aurelius before and after he was Emperor. This is an instructive, affectionate, and very interesting collection; the first and second books, containing epistles to M. Aurelius, were published from the Milan MS.; that now found in the Vatican con. Lains the third, fourth, and fifth books, as well as the supplement to the second, and some other works by Fronto, Latin and Greek. 2. The fine commentary of the antient inedited scholiast on Cicero, begun to be published by me at Milan, and now