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By R. Bostock, of Brydges-Street, Covent-Garden.
BY J. WHITTLE ; AND BY E. HARDING, AT THE CROWN AND MITRE, PALL-MALL;
Proprietates ingeniorum difpicere prorsus neceffarium eft; erit alius hifto
riæ magis idoneus, alius compolitus ad carmen, alius utilis ftudio Juris, ut nonnulli rus fortaile mittendi.
The History of France from the earliest Times to the Death of Louis the
fifteenth. By John Gifford, Esq. one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surry, and Kent, &c. &c. A New EDITION; with Portraits, and historical Plates. 4 vols. large quarto. Pp. 2686. 81. 8s. Published by Whittle, at the Anti-Jacobin Office, Southampton-street; Rivingtons, St. Paul's Church Yard; Cobbett and Murgan, PallMall. 1802. 'HE first edition of this History was published, we believe, be
fore the French revolution, and consequently long before the establilhment of our Review. It received, however, the commendations of the critics of that day, and even of such of them as could be least suspected of partiality to the principles of the author. One, of these observed, " It may be considered as filling up pretty completely the excellent outline of the President Henault. The style, which is uniformly preserved through the work, is clear and correct, with few atiempts at embellishment. On the whole it appears to us to be a performance which those who read to be informed, or who with to collect materials for speculation, will peruse with advantage and pleasure.” * Another critic thus speaks of it.--" If by complete the author mean entire” (what else could he mean?) « his work will certainly have in this view a kind of merit, which few real histories
* Monthly Review enlarged. ' Vol. 10. p. 122, NO, LY, VOL. XIV.