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“ Guide to the Hindoostanee,” will be gratefully received by all those of either sex who intend to visit the British possessions in the East, or who devote their attention to the study of the oriental languages. The great and arduous labour of reducing such a language to grammatical rules, adapting English characters to express their sounds, and compiling dialogues, niust be evident to every reader. The Hindoostanee is by far the most generally useful language in the East; and there are few persons, we are told by Mr. Bayley, “between Cape Comorin and Kabool, a country about 2000 miles long and 1400 broad, who are not conversant in the Hindoostanee; and in many places beyond the Ganges, this language is current and familiar." Dr. Gilchrist's Guide is allowed to be the plainest introduction to the knowledge of Hindoostanee ever published.” When we state that to this coticise grammar are added a copious vocabulary of English and Hindoostanee, and Hindoostanee and English exercises, poetica! pieces, &c. we presume that all classes of persons, going or trading to India, will find it well worthy of their attention.
The Poems of Richard Corbet, late Bishop of Oxford and of Norwich.
The fourth Edition, with considerable Additions. Po which art now added “ Oratio in funus Henrici Principis," from Ashmole's Museum. Biographical Notes, and a Life of the Author. By Octavius Gilchrist, F.S. A. 8vo. pp. 340. 8s. Longman & Co. 1 308.
WHEN we noticed the excellent tract in defence of Ben Jonson, by Mr. Gilchrist, we could not help expressing our wish that the author would pursue his researches, and favour thie public with a more extensive work. The present volume had then appeared, and we can trace, in the well-written life of the worthy bishop, the same felicity of illustration, the same bappy talent of extracting all the wit and humour without any of the verbiage of ancient writers, which are so conspicuous in the defence of Jonson. Bishop Corbet was born at Ewell, Surrey, in 1582, , and died at Norwich in 1635. His poetical effusions were never intended for publication, yet we apprehend that the reader will not be dissatisfied at Mr. Gilchrist for bringing them before the public in a more complete and collected manner than they have hitherto appeared. Seventeen of the pieces here published, besides the original account of the author's life, and several curious notes and illustrations, are not contained in any other collection of the bishop's poems. "His panegyric," observes Mr. Gilchrist,"is liberal without grossness, and complimentary without servility; his satires on the Puritans, a pestilent race, evince his skill in severe and ludicrous reproof: and the addresses to his son and parents, while they are proofs of his filial and parental regard, bear testimony to his command over the finer feelings. But the predominant faculty
of his mind was wit." It is impossible to convey any adequate idea of these memoirs and illustrations, by an analysis; we shall therefore extract one of the short
From Carfax come:
Or, all and some.
To purge my braine:
And goe to bed again." We lament that a portrait of the learned and ingenious bishop is not attached to this volume, particularly as it is said that he had
face which might heaven to affection draw.” Such an addition was practicable, as there is an acknowledged good one of him in the hall of Christ Church, Oxford. The Council of Hogs, a descriptive Poem, containing a patriotic
Oration to the Swinish Multitude. 8vo. pp. 16. is. Hatchard. 1809. UNHAPPILY this is not the age for chaste and delicate satire, still less is this a proper subject for it. It is vain to talk of honour, truth, consistency, justice, and such like things, to those who can feel only a “cat oʻ-nine-tails.' In other times we should have expected the author's well-designed poem would have been useful in exposing the nefarious practices of unprincipled men; but vice is become too callous, too gigantic to be shamed by a simply ludicrous contrast with virtue.
The Flowers at Court. By Mrs. Reeve. Small 8vo. pp. 30.
2s. 6d. "Baldwin. 1809. MRS. REEVE very justly thought that the Court of Flora should not pass uncelebrated; and that the subject might not only be amusing, but instructive, in the science of botany. Should she succeed in drawing but one hapless fair one from the naturally debilitating and necessarily vitiating music-mania of the day, she will have done some positive good to her kind. The preceding works of this nature are thus introduced :
“ In a bow'r where the Rose and the Eglantine twin'd,
That e'en Fishes, resolv'd such diversions to share,
In their owş native woodlands neglected remain?”
The Young Sea-Officer's Sheet-Anchor ;. or a key to the Leading of
Gill, Leels. Longinan and Co.
THIS is certainly the most complete representation of all the mechanical operations of seamanship which has yet appeared. The author has accurately delineated, on one hundred and eleven large quarto plates, containing five hundred and eighty-seven figures, all the different parts of the rigging, the various positions of the ship, sails, shrouds, masts, yards, tackles, ropes, cables, anchors, tacks, buoys, compass, &c. &c. ; with ample directions for splicing ropes, making sails, &c. This work, which evinces great labour and attention, is patronised by the Admiralty and the East-India Company, as well as recommended by a dozen admirals and as many captains, besides several respectable masters of merchant ships. The engravings are neatly executed, and are very credirable to the talents of Messrs, Butterworths of Leeds. This “ Key to Rigging and Seamanship,” will also be useful to shipowners, as well as the young midshipmen of his majesty's navy. It would, however, have added considerably to the utility of this work, had the author given the dimensions of the sails, cables, anchors, &c. according to the tonnage of the vessel and mode of rigging adopted. A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Voyages and Travels.
Vol. II. containing Travels in Iceland, performed by Order of his Danish Majesty. By Messrs. Olafsen and Povelsen.- Travels through the four principal Islands of the African Seas; by Order. of the French Government, in 1801, and 1802. By M. Bory de St. Vincent. The Gleanings of a Wanderer in various Parts of England, Scotland, and North Wales, in 1804.---And an Analysis of Holcroft's Travels from Hamburgh to Puris. 8vo. With 13 Plates. pp. 642. 155. Phillips.
In the Appendix to Vol. 17, our readers will find a review of a French translation of Olafsen's Travels in Iceland, to which we refer them for an account of their contents. The English translation
professes to be taken from the original Danish. It appears in general to be sufficiently accurate. For an account of St. Vincent's Travels, we must also refer the reader to our review of the original work, Vol. 19, P. 457. Holcroft's Journey from Hamburgh to Paris was examined at considerable length in our Nos. for May and July 1804. The “ Gleanings of a Wanderer" consist of transitory descriptions of the different places of importance from York to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverary, Glasgow, Carlisle, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Monmouth, and Chester; the whole interspersed with historical and biographical anecdotes, which give an interest to the basty outline. The reader will find both amusement and instruction in this volume, at a very moderate expense.
To the Editor of the Antijacobin Review.
I will now show, that this critic's exertions are not less mis.. chievous in respect to the Church and Religion. This position will need little proof to those who have observed the uniform behaviour of other similar spirits. It is a fact higbly deserving of attention, that all those persons who have lately distinguished themselves in the work of demolition, have attacked at the same time the Church and the Government of tbeir country; and, openly or insidiously, have prepared men for their state projects, by lessening their respect sither for religion itself, or at least for the established and national No.-128. Vol. 32. Feb. 1809.
system of it. The perpetrators of the unexampled atrocities in France were prepared for their diabolical work by an almost incredible and successful diligence in propagating infidelity among them. Our own arch-anarchist, the infamous Paine, libelled all earthly governments in his “Rights of Man," and the government of heaven in his " Age of Reason." And, very generally, those among us who are so loud in their clamours against government, and so eager to reform every thing but themselves, will be found, either such as disregard the dictates of Christianity altogether, such as embrace it in a very partial and mutilated form, or, at the best, such as do not conform to that pure and scriptural system of it which is displayed in the documents of the Established Church, This, indeed, must be the case. So peremptory are the injunctions of the Christian Scriptures, “Let every soul be subject to the higher powers; for there is no power but of God. Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God, and shall receive to themselves damnation. .. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake." “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man, for the Lord's saks : whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well.” So indispensably are Christians required to render unto all who are set over them their due degree of affection, honour, and tribute, according to their office, for their office' sake' ---so awful are the threatenings denounced against disobedience to these injunctions — that no persons who have not learned to reject the authority of such Scriptures; or, which is nearly the same thing, have learned to take profane liberties with them, and to make them speak just what they please, dare act in opposition to them. (See, e..., Rom. ili; jst. Pet. ii.) And as the Church, as happily constituted in this kingdom, is the ground and pillar of the truth, and possesses a scheme of worship and instruction adapted above every other system to impress men with right ideas respecting their civil as well as religious duties, so it will be found in fact, nearly without an exception, that in exact proportion as they adhere to her system, they respect the injunctions of Scripture on this head, and are loyal and peaceable subjects. They who adhere to her fully, forget not her early instructions “to honour and obey the King, and all that are put in authority under him," and are usually the most distinguished for these virtues : They who receive her doctrine but reject her discipline, or who respect her discipline but neglect her doctrine, are less to be depended upon, and more liable to be thwarted by the influence of other circunstances : They who reject both her doctrine and discipline, and approach the nearest to unbelievers, or are in reality such, will almost, to a man, be found among our
“murmurers and complainers, whose mouths speak great swelling words;" jour“ filthy dreamers” of some unattainable state of social bliss, "roho despise dominion and speak epilof dignities. “ These are they who separate themselves, sensual, not having the spirit;" who “ deny the only Lord God, and our Sariour Jésus Christ.” See St. Jude.) In which of these classes of men our critics are to be ranked, will appear as we proceed.