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In other words, I mean to prove that the venereal fluid, fo far as it refers to the fame fubject, and so far as it may be fufpected to be capable of acting upon, and of producing either chancre or gonorrhoea, or both, when conveyed to another part of the fame fubject in fuch a manner that it would, if it could, produce them, will not ever produce them.'

For this reafor, the gonorrhoea and chancre, he thinks, never occafion each other, though the matter is really the fame. This newly difcovered fact, however, we have fome doubts of; and the circumstances mentioned in p. 27. we have found to produce bad effects: even the cafe which he has recorded in p. 8. Teems to speak a different language, and the experiment in p. 28. was a wanton and unjustifiable one.-Let us felect a short Ipecimen of our author's language:

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There cannot be a doubt, but that they were induced to make thefe experiments folely because they faw that gonorrhoeal fluid did not produce chancre on the same subject; but in their attempt to explore the true caufe, they offered a violence to nature and the common order of the cafe, by referring to another fubject for the proof of that which was particular to the fame fubject, which other fubject, in this inftance, ought to have been totally out of the question.

If that they had followed the dictates of the natural action of the poifon, if that they watched the effects, if that they had traced effects up to the caufe, and if that they had fcrupulously informed themfelves of those which in common courfe of the natural operation of the poifon were the most obvious and natural occurrences, this would have been the result of fuch an attentive and watchful obfervation.*

A Treatife upon Indifgeftion, and the Hypochondriac Difcafe; and upon the Inflammatory and Atonic Gout; with the Methods of Cure: together with above fifty-fix felected Cafes, chiefly ano malous, of Dyfpeply, Hyfteria, Hypochondriafis, the Inflammatory and Atonic Gout, Vertigo, Apoplexy, Palfy, &c. By James Rymer. The fifth Edition. 8vo. 45. Boards. Kearley.

A fifth edition of Mr. Rymer's difcuffions, advice, and pompous difplay of the cardiac tincture. Well done Mr. Rymer! It is a thriving trade; and with the tincture and the bookseller's aid, we have little doubt of feeing you foon in your carriage, if you are not already arrived at this dignity.


Laura; or, Original Letters, a Sequel to the Eloifa of J. J. Rouleau, from the French. 2 Vols. 12m10. 65. Lane. Since we reviewed this work in the original, we have met with the tranflation, which is in general executed with ability: on comparing, however, the paffages we tranfcribed, with thofe in the prefent volumes, we perceive fome minute yariations,


and fufpect that this lady has mistaken the peculiar force of fome words. Laura, it is faid in one paffage, was fitting a fon metier it is tranflated tambour frame,' a phrafe, however, for which the author is indebted to the etching, prefixed to the chapter in the original, rather than to the French word. Some other little variations occur, but we have discovered no error of im portance. There are fome omiffions, particularly of those parts which in the original approach at least to indelicacy. On this account, we attributed the tranflation to a lady we think, however, he has been too fcrupulous, and we are not aware, that any thing improper occurs in the part which we have tranfcribed, though fome fentences of it are omitted in the English work.

Being a Continuation of 12mo. 125. Walter.'

The Devil upon Tavo Sticks in England. Le Diable Boiteux of Le Sage. 4 Vols. Though continuations often lofe the race, the zeft which delighted in the first part, yet we think the prefent attempt a very refpectable one. The Devil preferves his pleafantry, and Don Cleofas his eager curiofity. The pictures are, however, too often portraits, and instead of fatyrizing vices, our author frequently attacks individuals.

Charles Henly; or, the Fugitive restored.


2 Vols, 12mo. 55.

Charles Henly will fill his place for a time on the shelves, but he will foon reach the higher ranks, we mean not of fame, but of the library: ranks filled by many heroes equally trifling and infipid, who labour through two volumes of inanity, are read for a few weeks, and then difappear for ever.

The Hiftory of Mifs Meridith, a Novel. By Mrs. Parfons. 2 Vols. I2mo. 6s. Hookham.

If we could have felt an inclination to be fevere, Mrs. Parfons has taken from criticifm her fting; and when we find a work which is strictly moral and generally pleafing, from an author in fimilar circumstances, we must commend. We wish our circulating libraries were always fo well fupplied. Seymour Caftle; or, the Hiftory of Julia and Cecilia, an entertaining and interefting Novel. 2 Vols. 12mo. 55. Symonds.

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We thought we had already funk into the extreme profound, of infipid nonfenfe: but Seymour Caftle lurked at the bottom. If the old motto were altered, and detur peffimo was the direc tion, every critical Paris would give the apple to the author of this entertaining and interefting novel.'

Gabrielle de Vergy, an Hiftoric Tale. By the Author of Anthony Leger; or, the Man of Shifts. 2 Vols. 12mo. 6s. Wilkins.

This is a pleafing, well-conducted, hiftoric tale; but the fa vage catastrophe of the original was fo fuitable to the character

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of Fayel, that it fhould have been retained: in its prefent ftate it is fcarcely lefs horible. Our author has not fufficiently brought forward the peculiar customs of that time, to give his novel the air of a tale of other times; but in thofe alluded to, he has been guilty of no grofs or material error.

Tales of Imagination on Moral and Interefting Subje&s. 2 Vols. 12mo. 65. Walter.

The titles of thefe tales are, the Druid, the Mandarin, the Highlanders, the Hottentot, the Swiss Miner, and the Venetian. Mrs. Hurrel*, whose name is annexed to the dediça, tion, tells us, that she received them from a friend; that they are defigned for the amusement of an idle hour, and that it has been the aim of the author to reprefent virtues as the most permanent good. In these refpects fhe has not mifled the reader, The stories are interesting, the manners of the different nations well preserved, and the moral in general unexceptionable.

MISCELLANEOUS. Plan for a free Community upon the Coaft of Africa, under the Protection of Great Britain; but intirely independent of all European Laws and Governments. 4to. 10s. 6d. No Publisher's


This Plan is too minute and too refined to admit of eafy ap plication. The parade of fyftem and of organization was perThe haps never carried farther than in the work before us. whole is vifionary, and the authors are followers of Emanuel Swedenbourg, fo that they are at least characteristic and confiftent.

Dr. Geddes's General Answer to the Queries, Councils, and Criticifins, that have been communicated to him fince the Publication of bis Propofals for Printing a New Tranflation of the Bible. 4to. 15. 6d. Faulder.

Dr. Geddes has anfwered his critics, his advifers, and his querits very fatisfactorily, with great good humour, and pro priety. We fincerely with him the fuccefs which he appears to deferve. The tirft volume of his tranflation is printing, and to be delivered in three parts, one about October, another at Christmas, and a third about Eafter. We are forry to find his list of fubfcribers yet far from complete.

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The Diffenter's Plea; or, the Appeal of the Diffenters to the Juftice, the Honour, and the Religion of the Kingdom, against the Teft Laws, published at the Requeft of the Committee of the Proteftant Diffenters of the Midland District. By George Walker. 8vo. 15. Johnson.

We are forry to see the standard again raised, and the drum

* Mrs. Hurrel is faid to be a daughter of Mrs. Pritchard.


beating a point of war, Mr. Walker, under the protection of the Diffenters of the Midland District, examines the question at fome length, expoftulates with much calmnefs and candour with the nation at large refpecting their treatment of the Diffenters, and endeavours to answer the arguments ufed against the requested repeal. Of a difcuffion of this kind it is impoffible to give any particular account. The whole appeal is candid, rational, and judicious, But Mr. Walker offers no new arguments, and fome parts of the controverfy are occafionally mifreprefented, The arguments in different forms have been often before us, and we fee no reason, from the inatured confideration, to change our opinion.

A Plain and Rational Account of the Nature and Effects of Animal Magnetifm: in a Series of Letters. With Notes and an Appendix. By the Editor. 8vo. is, Symonds,

Our author's irony wants a comment; and the commentary occurs in the Notes and the Appendix. The account is well written, and the cenfures on this abfurd and infamous impof ture are perfectly juft. We have already attended to the fubject fo far as it deferved attention, and can only dismiss the cre dulous fupporters of this ridiculous fyftem with pity; the contrivers, the interested leaders, with the most indignant reprehenfion,

The practical Means of effectually exonerating the Public Burthens; of paying off the National Debt, and of raifing the Supplies of War, without new Taxes or Loans of any Kind. By G. Ed wards, Efq. M. D. 4to. 75. 6d. Boards. Debrett.

Of the practical Means, delineated in the prefent volume, the principal part has been anticipated in the author's Aggrandifement, &c. It confifts chiefly of a propofal of dividing the kingdom into a number of fmall diftricts, in each of which an agency fhould be appointed, under the control of a fuperintending board, for the regulation of the public finances. The poor-cefs, and the road-cefs, as we formerly mentioned, are likewife proposed by the author to be taken under the direction of government From these two objects of affeffment, properly ma naged, it is indeed highly probable, that a very important increase of revenue would refult to the public. Dr. Edwards has digefted, in minute detail, the whole official arrangements for carrying the plan into execution. He honeftly affures us that he has revolved the subject upon his pillow; and, from his indefatigable endeavours towards promoting the public interests, there is the strongest reafon to acquiefce in the incerity of the declaration.

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The Hiftorical Pocket Library. 6 fmall Vols. 125. Bound. Riley, This work contains a comprehenfive little fyftem of useful information, calculated both for the amusement and inftruction of children. The first volume is allotted to the heathen my thology,

thology, and comprifes the hiftory of the heathen gods and goddesles, demi-gods, and other fabulous deities of the ancients. The narrative is written with concifenefs and perfpicuity, and a fmall wooden engraving is prefixed to each article.

The fecond volume is occupied with the elements of ancient hiftory, facred and prophane; divided into fhort chapters, adorned with the head of the perfon whofe history is related.

The third volume contains a fketch of the Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the time of Conftantine, who transferred the feat of the empire from Rome to Conftantinople.

The fourth volume comprehends an epitome of the hiftory of England, from the carlieft accounts to the prefent time. A chronological lift of public events during the different periods is added; and fhort characters are given of the various fovereigns.

The fifth volume is appropriated to geography. It contains an account of the different nations ancient and modern, fo far as relates to their fituation and climate, their rife and fall, and their customs and manners.

The fixth and laft volume is devoted to natural hiflory, and treats of quadrupeds, reptiles, birds, infects, trees, and flowers, illuftrated as the others are, with engravings in wood, This is not the least entertaining department in a fyftem of polite edu. c. ion; and has a tendency to infpire the mind with conceptions of the wisdom, power, and goodness of the great Creator of the universe.

On the whole, we think the work is happily calculated for the improvement of children in knowledge fuitable to their years. We must not omit to mention that each of the vo Jumes is adorned with a copper-plate emblematical of its parti cular fubject.

A Short State of the Proceedings in the Houfe of Commons, in the Year 1765, on the Petition of the Duke and Duchefs of Athel, against the Bill For the more effectual preventing the Mifchiefs arifing to the Revenue and Commerce of Great Britain and Ireland, from the illicit and clandeftine Trade to and from the Isle of Man.' 8vo. 15. 6d. Wilkies.

The Proceedings recited in this pamphlet are briefly as follow that on the 21st of January 1765, the chancellor of the exchequer prefented to the houfe of commons a bill for more effectually preventing the mitchiefs arifing to the revenue and comme ce of Great Britain and Ireland, from the illicit and clandeftine trade to and from the Ifle of Man. On the 13th of February a petition was prefented to the houfe from the duke and duci cis of Athol, praying to be heard by their counfel again the faid bill. On the 19th of February, the counfel (Mr. Maddox and Mr. Cooper, now fir Grey Cooper) were accordingly heard; and on the 6th of March, it was refolved, that the fum of feventy thoufind pounds fhould be paid as a compenfa.ion

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