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From the time Tupacamara in America, the treaties that the Bourbon Princes became with the Mahometan powers, the faidentified by the fumily compact, Mr. mily and political connection with Coxe directs our attention to the Portugal, and the progress of that transactions both of France and Spain, systent of internal policy which had their various machinations against been progressively extended and imEngland, and their common plans of proved from the time of Alberoni to policy and aggression. He has here that of Daranda. The work concludes thrown much light on the characters with a curious and valuable statement and conduct of the two ministers of the administration of Florida BlanChoiseul and Grimaldi; and on the ca, drawn up by himself, for the savarious subjects of dispute which suc- tisfaction of his Sovereign; and a brief cessively arose, particularly on the but correct account of the situation contest relative to the British settle- and resources of Spain at the death of Bients in the Bay of Mexico, the Ma- Charles III. nilla ransom, the occupation of Cor. In terminating our Review of this sica, and the disputes between Spain interesting publication, we shall only and Portugal, relative to their colo. observe, that we have merely touched pies in America. He has also inves- ou the most distinguished characters, tigated various collateral transactions and most prominent events. and events. Among these we dis- great variety of inferior but amusing tinguish the Rebellion in Spanish particulars, we muft refer to the book America, the celebrated tunjult at itself. As we have observed on forMadrid, and the expulsion of the Je- mer occasions, the style of Mr. Coxe suits. On these subjects, the reader is clear, correct, and flowing, and adwill find much information which he mirably adapted to the subjects on may have sought in vain in other which he treats. His characters are works.

well drawn, and grouped with the The circumstances of the tumult best effect, and the selection and arat Madrid brought forward Daranda, rangement of his materials peculiarly under whose administration a more happy. The reader who has derived rapid change took place in the inter- instruction or amusement from his ral situation of Spain than at any pre. former labours will certainly not rise ceding period since the time of Albe- dissatisfied from the perusal of the roni. The correspondence of our Volumes now before us. ministers at Madrid has enabled Mr. Coxe to present a brief but perspicu- 55. The Book of Common Prayer, and ous and satisfactory statement of these

Administration of the Sacraments and regulations.

other Rites and Ceremonies of the The resignations of Daranda and

Church, according to the Use of the Grimaldi, and the nomination of Flo

Church of England; with Notes upon rida Blanca, bring us to the time when

the Epistles, Gospels, and Psalms, by the Bourbon Courts had apparently a Member of the Established Church, malured and completed their system large Evo. pp. 432. Otridge. of hostility against this country, namely, the commencement of the THIS handsomely-printed Edition American contest. In executing so

is illustrated, by no ordinary Writer, difficult a task as the detail of recent with Notes far beyond the fanciful events, Mr. Coxe displays undimipish- ideas which many Visionaries have ed ability and resources. With regard

presumed to intrude on the publick. to these erepts, which from their pear. This very respectable Commentator, ness become proportionately interest, taking the sure word of Scripture for iny, the Reader will nowhere ind his guide, and weighing the several higher and more complete gratifica- parts of it with the precision of a tion than in the last of these Volumes. Judge, has thrown considerable light The same remark may be applied to

on the highly valued " Book of Com, the account of the begotiation which

mon Prayer." closed this unfortunate conflict.

66 There are few who attend Divine The latter Chapters comprise the Service, who have not at times wished internal and external affairs of Spain, for explanation in the Epistles and Gossubsequent to the Peace. The most pels, and to whom it would not have prominent events are the rebellion of been acceptable to have been told by

whom and on what occasion the dif- Agistment are comprised by Mr. Parferent Psalms were written. To give ker in the following propositions : some little assistance in these particu

“ No cattle, &c. of any denomination lars, to bring more generally into notice

are liable to the Tithe of Agistment for the completion of some of the Prophecies

their pašturage on edgrew and stubbles, in the Old Testament and in the New,

nor when fed in the farm-yard and stalls. and some of the other various means by

- No Tithe of Agistment is due for any which the truth and importance of

cattle, &c. till they are sold out of the Christianity is illustrated and proved; to

parish. Cattle, &c. becoming profitable point out some of the classical beauties of the Scriptures, and to exhibit a plan the parish, horses and oxen ploughing,

to the tithe-owner, aš cows calving in by which knowledge of this kind may

sheep giving lamb or wool, cattle, &c. be brought into general circulation ; are the main objects of the present Work. slaughtered for the farmer's family, and

even horses used for the saddle, or mereIt is not offered to the publick as any

ly for pleasure, are thereby discharged thing like a perfect performance: the

from al antecedent Tithe of Agistment. Author is sensible it has

many
defects:

-Aftermath (or a second mowing of a but with a humble though auxious hope,

meadow in the same year) yields a great that even in its present state (in these extraordinary times, when it is evident tithe, as turnips sown on a stubble yield

a small tithe : these are exceptions to God's judgments are abroad upon the

the general rule, tbat land should pay earth) it may do some good, he has

but one tithe in the same year. The thought it better to send it out into the world as it is, than to postpone its pub- afterpasture and aftermath, has occasion

want of distinguishing between the terms lication till he could work it up into a

ed many mistakes, as the one yields a more improved form. That postpone

great tithe, and the other no tithe at all. ment, from other demands upon his time,

-The whole claim, therefore, for Tithe might have been for years; and by submitting it at once to public inspection, sold out of the parish, either before they

of Agistment, is limited to cattle, &c. and to the test of public criticism, he

have become profitable to the tithemay perhaps receive such hints as may enable hiin hereafter to correct errors or

owner, or from the time when they ceas

ed to be profitable to him, the fair deremedy defects, or he may call forth the

mand is the tenth part of the value of exertions of others who may be better

their summering (or summerings if qualified to do justice to the subject.

more than one year is to be accounted To any one who has made Divinity bis study, this work will present very little, for) while on lands in the owner's occu

pation, or depasturing on his turnips or if any thing, that he has not met with elsewhere; but to others

, it may give such like, if the turnips, &c. have not

paid tithe in another way; with the ex. (at least some little) assistance and information. There are many repetitions, A farmer ought to pay the tithe-owner

ception of afterpasture and stubbles. because it was expected that, in some

what he believes to be justly due to him instances at least, the reading might be

for Tithe of Agistment; and if the tithe. confined to what related to the service

owner be dissatisfied, he must either give of the day. The Author has withheld

evidence of the facts before a competent his name, not from a wish improperly to conceal it, but because it is no part of jurisdiction, or he must file a bill in his object to draw himself into notice, the farmer to account upon oath for

equity, as the only means of bringing and because he would have the work

what Tithes of Agistment are due." estimated by its own merits, without re

On the article of Moduses, Mr. ference to himself."

Parker observes, By “its own merits” if the work be judged, the sentence it will receive

“ Their perfect security ought to be ipust certainly be that of very ge

scrupulously guarded by the regularity neral approbalion.

of the payments, and the certainty of the

sums paid: therefore the payment of one 56. A Statement of the Law of Tithes, penny or two-pence, instead of three halfon the following Heads : Agistmènt, pence, should be peremptorily objected

to by landlords as well as tenants; and Remarks on Mr. Bearblock's Pamphlet, Turnips, &c. Gardens, Moduses, as to

if the acceptance of the money due under

a modus be refused altogether, in such Milk, Calves, and Foals. By T. N.

case written evidence ought to be preParker, Esq. A.M. 8vo. pp. 36. Lack

served its having been tendered suffie ington and Co.

ciently often, to keep in view the securiThe main points of the law of ty of so valuable à privilege. ---These Gent. MAG. May, 1813.

modust, moduses, if preserved with due care, must ing the laurel over the middle, and exremain perfectly good, the payments tending to the top of the other two being small, or not too ó rank;' and such crosses, is emblematical of Victory. At as will always be presumed to have been the foot of the middle cross is a reclining the value of the tithes' above 600 years Gravestone, on which are our Saviour's ago; the reign of Richard 1. having been last words, and the setting Sun, inclosed fixed by 3 Edward I. c. 39, as the period with the Palm and Olive. At the foot of legal memory; but any modus or cus- of the Penitent's cross are the Old and tom commencing since that time cannot New Testament, in the latter of which be good in law, unless established by an is pointed out the Chapter that contains act of parliament.”

the subject of this piece ; which, with

the words Fides Christiani, and the Oak 57. The Local Militia Paymáster's As- branch from the head, and down the side

sistant; 'a concise Treatise on Local of this cross, signify that he died in the Militiu Finance; shewing the Illow- strength of that faith. At the foot of ances granted to Local Militia Regic the other cross are a Serpent and Chain, mients; the Manner of drawing the descriptive of Sin and its consequent same from the Agent General and misery, which, with the word Infidelitas other Departments; also the Method and the Thistle going down the side of of making up Public Accompts, fic. sc. this cross, signify the horrors of InfiWith an Appendix, containing copious delity." Abstracts of all the Orders and Regulations now in Force. Carefully com- 59. The Pleasures of Human Life; a piled, from Official Documents, by Poem :. by Anna Jane Vardill. One Lieutenant Joseph Fowler, Quarter Volume 4to. Longman and Co. Master, East Northamptonshire Local Militia. 8vo. pp. 115. Egerton.

THE Authoress ba's had the high

honour of announcing to the publiek, WE recommend this, as a very use- through her dedication to her Royal ful publication, to the attention of Highness the Princess Charlotte of Local Militia Officers.' It is entirely Wales, the gracious patronage afforda new Work, and brought down to ed to her by that illustrious Personage, the, Circular of March 11, 1915. The which “fostered the first fruits of a Author, we understand, has lately very early age.” been appointed to the First Regiment The Preface, which is short and to of Foot.

the purpose, sets forth the general 38. A Curious Piece of Penmanship, in of « The Pleasures of Human Life;"

pursuit through numberless sysieins the Various Hands, with Emblematical Ornaments ; entitled, " The Crucifixion

but their abode seems still undeterof our Saviour and the Two Thieves ;" mined, though we perceive their abunBy W. Edwards, Master of the Aca. dance and variety. Poets have disdemy, Bond-strect, Hinckley. played, in colours the most brilliant, THIS neat and very ingenious pro

ibeir association with hope, friendship, duction of the Pen is accompanied them to every exercise of the facul

and

memory. “ Philosophers annex by the following explanation: *« The Letters f. N. R. I. are the ini- beautiful and graceful, and especially

ties, to the presence of whatever is tials of Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judæorum. to social beneficence. Let us inquire Jobn xix. 19. and the Letters R. I. in by what system these pleasures are reading the first line, make the first syl: most successfully combined, and in lable of the word Rivers. The words at the head of, and down the middle cross,

what period of life they fiourish. are those of our Saviour's bitter exclama. They are never distant when earnestly tion, Matt. xxvii. 46.-On the first of sought; and the huniblest attempt to the small crosses is the Prayer of the discover their source is an addition to Penitent Thief; Luke xxiij. 42. And on

their number." the other is the Hypothesis of the Infi- The Poem is divided into Two Candel; Luke xxiii. 39.-By proceeding with tor. The Argument of the First con. the Words and Letters on the three re- sists of an Appeal to Nature for proofs , spective crosses in the line as they stand, of Pleasure's existence in every stage the whole will be so easily read that it of human life, its abundance in childis needless to elucidate it any further.” hood, and promises in youth; portrait

With respect to the Ornaments : of manhood and its pursuits ; the re“ The Dove descending is an emblem turn of the lover ; the habitation of of Peace; and the angelic figure supports the miser ; illusions of grandeur ;

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though he could not but think it highly Earls Bathurst and Liverpool replied. fortunate. One Learned Gentleman (Dr. The Earl of Aberdeen and Earl Darnley Duigenan) had indeed opposed the motion said a few words. On a division, the on the old grounds of its folly and madness; motion was negatived by 115 to 39. but he stood alone like a pillar in the midst of the ruins of that system of attack from

In the Commons the same day, in a wbich all others had fled.

Committee of the whole House, Mr. Dundas Mr. Bankes attempted to speak, but was moved the grant of 1,255,9631. for the overpowered by the cry of Question ! dock-yards, out-ports, and marines. Question! - On his sitting down, a divi- Mr. Creevey moved an amendment, that siou took place, when Mr. Grattau's Reso- the Salary of the Paymaster of the Marines lution was carried by 186 to 119.

ought to be omitted, which was negatived

by 56 to 35.—The estimates were agreed to. March 11.

Lord Cestlereagh disavowed any kuow, Lord Cochrane complained of the dif- ledge of the Manifesto of Louis XVIII. ficulty which many pelty officers and sea

He admitted that proposals for a negomen, who had been invalided, met with to ciation for an exchange of prisoners had obtain their discharge. He mentioned two been made from France, but said that the cases where so large a sum as 807. and 901. terms were inadmissible. had been giveu. He likewise observed that it was difficult to obtain relief for sea

House of Lords, March 15. men from the fund at Greenwich Hospital. The Report of the Committee of PriHe thought a portion of the Droits of Ad- vileges on the Banbury Peerage being miralty might be applied for the relief of read, declaring that the claimant had not these men, and for the widows of Naval made good his claim, and the Duke of Officers. He would shortly bring in a Bill Norfolk moving that the House agree with for restricting the time of Service in the the Committee, Lord Erskine said he would Navy.

enter his dissent on the Journals. A Committee was appointed, on the motion of Mr. Giddy, to examine the Acts

la the Commons, the same day, Mr. respecting Copy-right, and to report

Whitbread, after strony censure of the whether any and what alterations are re- Morning Herald and Morning Post, for quisite to be made therein.

having tirst published the indecent aod conMr. M. A. Taylor, after urging various demned testimony taken on the inquiry objections against the creation of a Vice- against the Princess of Wales, inquired of Chancellor, the principal of which was,

Lord Castlereagh, if any prosecution had that the Lord Chancellor would be too been instituted against Lady Douglas for much of a political officer, moved for the perjury; whether she had been examined, appointment of a Committee, to consider between the 12th Feb. and 5th March, as the propriety of relieving the Lord Chan- a credible witness; and whether any incellor from the cognizance of bankruptcy quiry or examination was going on.

Lord Castlereagh said, the tannts of the Mr. Leach said, that these cases did not Hon. Gentleman should not provoke him occupy more thav 36 days in a year, and it to answer. would not be right to go to the expence of a separate establishment for this

House of Lords, March 16. purpose.

On a Petition from the City of London After some discussion, the motion was being presented, in favour of the East negatived without a division. The Vice- India Company's Charter, Lord Grenville Chancellor's Bill was read the third time declared that he approved the views of after a division,when the numbers were 127 Ministers in throwing the trade open, and to 89.

would support thens. Mr. Canning's Clause, that the office The Earl of Literpool said the Resolutions should last seven years, was negatived by

would be submitted to the other House in a 145 to 114.

few days by Lord Castlereagh. House of Lords, March 12. Marquis Wellesley complained, in a very In the Commons, the 'me day, the long and animated speech, of the little ad- Bill for compelling Manufacturers to envantages which had resulted from the grave their names on fire-arıns was thrown victory of Salamanca ; contended that out, as an incipient attempt at monopoly, a reinforcement of 15,000 men, including by 78 to 18. 3000 cavalry, which it was practicable to

March 17. send out, would have brought the contest Mr. Whitbread presented a Petition to a favourable close ; and concluded by from Sir John and Lady Douglas, requestmoving for a Committee of Inquiry. ing to be permitted to re-swear their depo.

Earl Grey supported the motion, though sitions before such a tribunal as would subhe was not very sanguine in bis expecta. ject them to a prosecution if tbey prove' tions respectivg the war in Spain,

cases.

to believe, that many more of our bestowing popularity on those writings gentlemen are able to cull, or, at least, that have the best claim to the boun : to admire the flowers of antient lile. and when we reflect on the wonderful rature now, than fifty, or forty years powers ard most successful exertions ago, yet this is obviously a very in- of our lamented Critick, can we be adequate solution of the phænomenon surprised if he has done this, and more which we were considering. It can.

than this: For he who adorned whatnot account for the disproportionate ever he attempted, “nihil quod tetidegree of favour obtained by one par- git non ornavit,” and, drawing from ticular class of writers; and those, the redundant and fertile sources of though often the most pleasing, yet his genius and erudition, irrigated the as often the most difficult, even to most barren topicks into luxuriance; the practised scholar. But the truth and, whilst the ordinary exercise of is, that, however much the benefits of his mental powers was productive of literature be diffused over the mass of wonders, treated subjects the most. readers for amusement, it is not from abstruse with a dignified and simple these readers that the literary charac- clearness which made all appear easy ter of the age will take its tone. and familiar; he could not fail to be Rather will they follow the dietates the “ Cynosure" of every classical of the smaller but more judicious adventurer. band of readers by profession, if we But, whilst we withhold not our may be allowed so to term ihe genuine mingled tribute of applause and regret scholars who are to be found in at the untimely tomb of the lute Proabupdance in every College of our fessor (το γαρ γερας έστι θανoντων) we Universities,--and in the Metropolis ; must not forget what is due to bis and who are scattered, with no sparing sensible, learned, and modest successor, hand, amongst our country parishes. -Mr. Monk. We will not offend this Real merit is the sure and only guide gentleman's Porsonianism, nor, what to their approbation; and as every we esteem still bigher, our own regard writer is eager to obtain it, he will for Truth, by saying that he will ever follow some path which he finds has be set in comparison with his Master. already led thither. To strike out a

But rising, as we do, pleased and imnew road to fame; is the work of su- proved from the perusalof his Volume, perior genius ; but, as this is arduous we cannot but express our honest hope in proportion to the glory that awaits, that the day. may be far distant when it, it is one of the best proofs of a we may speak of him as we think, sound judgment to pursue the course without shocking that modesty which which some mighty leader in the chace in him, and in every other estimable has had strength to open. Let it not character, is the concomitant of sense be supposed that we would confine and attainments, the energies of genius. Fortunately Still there are points on which we the attempt would be as desperate as do not hesitate to differ from the cruel. But, eager as we are to urge learned Editor; but these are vastly the youthful mind to soar above its outweighed by others of a contrary competitors, we must take leave to description. The usual method, howremark, that the Critick or the Philo- ever, and the best, of examining a work sopher, wlio is unequal to the founda- of this kind, is to accompany the tion, may yet, with honour and ad-Critick in his progress, noting, as we vantage, follow or improve the plan pass, the few points on which we of his master-builder *

differ, and sone of the very many on Our readers will have anticipated which we have the satisfaction to us in the result of our desultory inves- agree, tigation. It is, indeed, to Richard To give our readers a general view Porson that we ascribe the bonour of of the scepe of the work, we select a

few passages from the Preface, mak* Ex nagodw, let us hint to Mr. Barker iug no apology to ibem or Mr. Monk that the best method he can pursue for for taking detached sentences in the correcting the taste of the day, is to ap- order wbich seems most suitable for ply to some new vein in the classical this purpose, Could we transcribe mine, those talents which he seeins in- the whole, our readers would be in clined to employ in the less brilliant possession of a piece of faultless, induty of criticising Criticks,

deed polished, Latinity. What the

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