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The Shipwreck-The Fatalist -The Smugglers-The Suicide-The In the critical department, we hold Mr Bell to have few rivals.
Miser-ke Rose of East Kent and the Parish Apprentice. When he sets himself, whether gravely or gaily, to dissect a book, no
" Few persons can have forgotten the sensation which was procritic that we are acquainted with-excepting perhaps the inimitable
duced by the appearance of Crabbe's Village Tales. What Mr Crabbe Christopher North, when in what he calls a merciful humour-can
did in poetry, the author of the Country Curate has effected in prose; outdo him. If his fancy sometimes runs riot--as in his Slippers, for
his materials, like those of Mr Crabbe, being collected from real life instance—and his wit sometimes cuts deeper than groundlings admire, in some of its remarkable forms. The story of the Poacher, for exwhat is it but the effervescence of a mind, enriched by an inexhaust ample, contains the history of a singular character, who lived not ible and irrepressible flow of original and brilliant ideas."-Edin
long ago in a village near Ashford. The Miser, again, died about ten burgh Observer.
years ago, after having served a cure in Romney Marsh, upwards of “ For various kinds of work, the Editor is a host within himself;
á quarter of a century, and the Parish Apprentice ran his course his range, in fact, includes the wide extremes of a song and a ser
within the memory of the last generation; his career is a very exmon,' and we may truly say of him in the words of the proverb, that
traordinary, though a very honourable one. The same may be said * nothing seems to come wrong he puts his hand to. In addition to
of each of the remaining sketches, which describe a variety of chathis, he has excellent backing, by means of which he is enabled to
racter."-Courier. present the public with a weekly bill of fare, prepared by some of the
HENRY COLBURN and RICHARD Bentley, London ; and Sold by first cooks of which Scotland can boast at present."-Dumfries Bell and BRADFUTL, No. 6, Bank Street, Edinburgh. Courier. "Our readers do not require to be informed of the high estimation
Just published, in which we hold the Edinburgh Literary Journal. Since the com
In 2 vols. 8vo, with a Map, 275. boards, mencement of our undertaking, scarcely a week has passed in which we have not gratified a very great number of our readers, by trans HISTORICAL ACCOUNT of DISCOVERIES ferring to our columns some part of its valuable contents. When
and TRAVELS in NORTH AMERICA; including the we consider how many able individuals are engaged in supporting United States, Canada, the Shores of the Polar Sea, and the Voyages the Journal, by their literary exertions, we cannot wonder at the un
in search of a North-West Passage; with Observations on Emigra
tion. exampled success which it has experienced. The number before us contains a greater variety of able literary articles than we have ever
By HUGH MURRAY, Esq. F.R.S.E. before met with in any similar publication."-Aberdeen Observer.
Author of Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, * The last number of this hebdomadal is perhaps the most re.
Asia, &c. markable thing of the kind ever published in this country. It is full " Mr Murray has conferred a substantial favour, not only on the of literary gems, forming the most delightful melange of criticism,
literary world, but on the public generally. Either by good fortune, stories, sketches, essays, poetry and varieties, we ever saw compress
or by felicity of lact, he has moulded his work into that popular form ed into four-and-twenty closely printed pages. We doubt whether which combines, in due proportions, amusement with instruction; any work in Great Britain, of three times the bulk and pretension,
he has interspersed with his historical details various traits of indivi. can exhibit such an illustrious list of contributors."-Dundee Courier. dual adventure, and sketches of national character and manners."
“When this enterprising periodical was first announced we view. London Literary Gazette. ed the circumstance as offering, in the tried abilities and zeal of the
“In one word, this is a work which teems with important inforEditor, and in the extent of his resources, the prospect of supplying
mation, and from which more real profit may be derived than from a desideratum in the literature of Scotland. Our sentiments on this a whole cartload of the ephemeral productions of the day."-Edin. subject, judging from the numerous editions of our article in other burgh Literary Journal. papers, must have expressed those of the public: it, therefore, gives • The work before us is undoubtedly the best that has fallen under us additional pleasure to state now, that, by the progress of the
our notice since we commenced our critical career. In this dework, these anticipations have been most amply realised. The suc partment of literary labour, to which Mr Murray principally confines cess of the Journal, in fact, has been altogether unprecedented." his attention, he is second to none, and superior to almost all, of his dyr Advertiser.
contemporaries who devote themselves to the same pursuits," " We would have much pleasure in recommending it, if any enco Edinburgh Literary Gazetie. mium of ours could extend the circulation of a paper so moderate in “It is in truth a neat compendium of all the knowledge which exprice, and conveying so much useful as well as amusing information."
ists on the subject."-Edinburgh Courant. -Greenock Advertiser.
" Mr Murray, in short, has brought to his task learning, industry, ** We always open this periodical with pleasure. It is eminently good sense, with a mass of information such as few persons in the calculated to instruct and entertain, and we are glad to find that it kingdom possess; and his work is executed in a style which will es. has met with success proportionable to its deserts. Throughout the
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Plates, representing the building of that City,' TRAVELS to TIMBUCTOO, and other Parts of
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RECORDS OF CAPT. CLAPPERTON'S Among the geographical problems which, during the last half cen. tury, have occupied the attention of the world, and awakened a spi LAST EXPEDITION TO AFRICA. rit of enterprise and adventure, the existence of a large and populous city in the heart of Central Africa stands pre-eminent. To decide
By RICHARD LANDER, the long agitated question, various expeditions have been fitted out,
His faithful Attendant, and only surviving Member of that but without success. In vain have Houghton, Browne, Horneman,
Expedition. Park, Tuckey, Peddie, Campbell, Gray, Ritchie, Bowditch, Oude
“ Richard Lander, the assiduous and enterprising young man ney, Clapperton, Denham and Laing-in vain have Burckhardt,
whose services were so highly valued by the late Captain Clapperton, Beaufort, Mollien, and Belzoni, endeavoured to remove the veil that
and who, in Africa, performed the last Christian offices for that isenveloped this mysterious city of this number Major Laing alone
mented traveller, has, under the auspices of Government, again reached the desired goal; but, through the barbarous murder of that
quitted his native land for the scenes of his late perilous labours. officer, the results of his persevering exertions have been unhappily
He has, however, left behind him a memorial of those seenes ant of lost to his country. M. Caillie is the first European who has been
those labours, in two volumes, just published, under the name of enabled to penetrate to Timbuetoo, and to return to Europe with
• Records of Captain Clapperton's last Expedition to Africa, which full and accurate information respecting this hitherto unknown ca
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