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they now inconsistently denominate of the effects of her naval superiority, an interpolation, , 3dly. As to the leave her at the mercy of the monstrous indirect trade, he obseryes, that

and wide-spreading power of France,

and by breaking down the only mound, what cannot lawfully, be done di, which now resists it, expose our tibers rectly, cannot lawfully, be done in ties to be swept away by the devouring directly, and that we are engaged food which has desolated all Europe in an unlawful commerce when we because, should the United States, tak become the carriers of colonial ing advantage of the relactance of the

British cabinet to increase their ene. produce to the belligerent mother mies, coerce them into a present adcountry

inission of this claim, the benefits, if We transcribe the following any, would be but, temporary, and, extract as containing a specimen would soon be followed, under other of the author's manner, and a sum

circumstances, by a violent struggle on

their part, to rescind the grant, or a mary of his inferences.

mean relinquishment of it on ours'; be. He observes,

cause, a reasonable modification of this That the whole ground of claim, as- claim, securing to us a fair indirect trade sumed by our Executive, is so broad, with the enemy, the free admission of so inconsistent with the rights of others, colonial products into the United States, and so unsupported by law and prece

and the free export thereof from the dent, as to promise no other alternative United States to other countries, and at but a disastrous war or disgraceful con

the same time to Great Britain her bel. cession that the publick assumption of higerent rights, under such regulations grounds beyond what we know to be as might be reciprocally stipulated, just, and what we ultimately mean ot would have been easily obtained by neinsist on, is dishonest and impolitick, gociation, and would have prevented all and ought to be disavowed and discounthat ill-blood and acrimony, which will tenanced by every good citizen-that now certainly obstruct, perhaps defeat even granting ve might, on the present

it. occasion, extort from England an ad- The reputed anthor of this mission of such extensive claims, it pamphlet is William SMITH of would be in the end injurious to our- South Carolina, an eloquent and selves ; because it would divert our mercantile citizens from the pursuit of

honourable gentleman, who adorns a commerce generally beneficial to the his country, and who is one of nation, to one partially so to a few indi. those of whom Bolingbroke says, viduals, by inducing many commercial that “ if they retire from the men to leave the staple productions of world, their splendorraccompanies our own country rotting in our stores, them, and enlightens even the obin order to transport the more valuable staples of foreign colonies, thus sacrifi- scurity of their retreat." cing our agricultural and general commercial interests to the enriching of a small class of men we mean the carry

ART. 47. ing merchants :-Because the establish. The Christian Monitor : a religious. ment of the doctrine 'contended for

periodical work. By a society would, the United States being at war with Great-Britain, deprive the former

for promoting christian knowof the most powerful weapons against

ledge, piety, and charity." No.' I. the latter, by enabling her to turn over Second Edition. to neutral powers her whole colonial commerce, the chief object of onr ven."

Several crrours in the first edigeance ; because, this true is injurious tion are here corrected ; slight alto the general commercial interest, by terations in the arrangement of the perpetually bringing us into alarmning subjects are made ; its style, which collision with England, a country with in some instances was harsli, is whom it is our interest to maintain the strictest commercial harmony: because softened ; and some of its less acthe enforcement of this claim, at this ceptable articles upholly omitted : crisis, would, by depriving Great-Britain so that the tract is now perhaps as

unexceptionable for the purposes conjoining two distant passages, of devotion, as any which the we should naturally suppose that country affords.

he meant to keep closely to his

text, yet he omits the consideration ART. 48.

of some important articles of our The Christian Monitor. No II. Saviour's preaching and practice,

Containing observations on the and insists, somewhat confusedły life and character of Jesus Christ.

upon others of wbich the history By a gociety &c. Munroe &

of Jesus gives no example. The Francis. pp. 192.

piety of our Lord, together with

what he taught concerning the beThe contents of this number ing, perfections, and providence of are as follow. Sect. 1. Piety of God, we believe, are not even our Saviour. 2. The same. 3. The mentioned. Contrary to the « hu benevolence of our Saviour, 4. mility and gentleness” of which Dr. Our Lord's compassion, 5. His L. speaks, and in which he is no justice. 6. His temperance. 7. His doubt a worthy proficient, he has meekness. 8. His humility. 9. contrived, on a subject every way His fortitude. 10. His veracity. suited to unite the views and sen11. His natural affection. 12. His timents of christians,

christians, rather friendship, conduct to those in au

coarsely to obtrude the most obthority, and prudence. “ The noxious opinions of a particular matter of this number of the Mon

sect upon an unoffending auditory ; itor is principally taken,” as the but we apprehend that the enemies introduction informs us, “ from of calvinism will manifest no disthe second part of a work, entitled pleasure, that a man, who seems Observations on our Lord's conduct to be one of its pillars, should be as a divine instructor, and on the able to do no more for the support excellence of his moral character, by of its frail and crumbling fabrick. William Nerycombe, D. D. Bishop of Waterford.

We approve both the design and manner of this

ART. 50, treatise


and think that its com- A brief sketch of Unguiology, piler could hardly have selected a

tracted from the science of toemore interesting and instructive

nails. Translated from the Gertopick for the edification of its rea

man of Gasper Call Luveytur. ders.

Tywbe Esceuloy. London, printed :

Boston, reprinted, 1806.
ART. 49.

CRANIOLOGY is certainly among A sermon fireached before the con

those sciences, which have enlarge vention of the clergy of Vassachusetts in Boston, May 29,

ed the boundaries of huinan know. 1806. By Joseph Lyman, 'D. D. ledge, and added to the practical Pastor of the church in Har field. felicity of life. The author of the

treatise before us has not merely Boston, Carlisle. 8vo. 11. 24.

followed the safe steps of his ilFrom the 1 Cor. xi. I. and Acts lustrious predecessor, and the im*. 38. the author professes to mortal physiognomist of Switzerexhibit the life of Christ to the land, but has excellently and truly imitation of his disciples. But removed the indexes of the soul although, by his particularity in from the skull and the face to the

toes. Lavater's science is liable to

ART. 51. many objections, and Gall's is not The Modern Philosopher ; or Tera free from marks of doubt and sus- rible Tractoration ! In four canpicion ; but the testimony of poets 108. Most respectfully addressed and the incontrovertibleness of ar- to the royal college of physicians, guments, have given the ingenious London. By Christopher Caustic, system of unguiology a decided M.D. A.S.S. &c. &c. Second A'superiority over every rival. It merican edition, revised,corrected, would seem from the book, that and much enlarged by the author. the author is a German, and we Philadelphia, from the Lorenzo indeed regret, that America' can- press of E. Bronson. not boast of such a grave, pleasant, and scientifick logician and schol- Of the former editions of this *ar. He has given various reasons work, both in England and Amet to show the importance of ungui- ica, much has been said, and the ology; he has exhibited its prac- author may consider himself pecua tical effects, and its scientifick pur- liarly fortunate in gaining so much poses, and very triumphantly con- praise from a work, ostensibly cludes that physiognomy and cra- written in support of quackery. niology are now entirely superse. On this unthrifty subject, he has ded. We are of the same opin- ingrafted some general and well ion, and are obliged to to acknowl- directed satire, without which he 'edge, that those sublime arts must could hardly have found so many now rest in the grave with alchy. readers. my and palmistry. Lavater of This edition has gained another Zurich, and Gall of Vienna are title, and a considerable quantity little better than mother Carey of matter. It differs from the forof Salem, and Moll Pitcher of mer editions, principally by addiLynn. Unguiology has arisen ma- tional notes to the first canto, in jestically and authoritatively from which the new philosophy, and the the mouldering corpses of her sis- old atheistical notions of Democter sciences ; we hail La'veytur as ritus, revived and embellished by the noble founder of the most im- the gorgeous verse of Darwin, are portant of arts ; we consider the justly, and with some ability ridipublication of his book as a mem- culed. But we have long been orable era in literature; and we weary of satires of this description, earnestly recommend its perusal and they have become almost as to all descriptions and denomina- stale as the doctrines they detions of people, from the syllable. nounce. The waking dreams of spelling boy, who takes firm hold St. Pierre and Darwin may give of his intellectual pettitoes and nutriment to weak intellects, or turns heels over head, to the holy moon-struck imaginations, but we apostolick father of the Roman are not to believe them philososee, who graciously condescends to phers, because they would have offer to the gentle kisses of his tides made of polar ices, men from humble suppliants the dignified ourang outangs, and the universe index of a mighty soul, his very by volcanick and cometary exploclean and sublime great toe nail. sions.

Terrible Tractoration is com

posed of very perishable materials. Vol. III. No. 9. 3.P A defence of Perkinism must have little or nothing of the meaning." something more than the merits

Franklin. Leominster, Adams of its cause to ensure immortality.

& Wilder. 8vo. np. 224. The author's extensive acquaintance with yankee phrases, and

The only article of importance dexterity in the use of New-Eng- in which this schoolbook differs land vulgarisms have enabled him from the multitude of similar seto frame a ludicrous structure of lections is, the margin. Here a Hudibrastick rhyme, with materi- column of words, the least easily als as heterogenous as the image understood and spelt of any in of Nebuchadnezzar. But common thoughts, however amusing at first, in italicks, the more forcibly to

the page, is selected and printed by their ludicrous dress, will soon

seize the attention of the pupil be found to want a better support to their meaning and orthography. than vulgarity of language. The effect may be good.

The " Pauper videri vult Cinna, et pauper est." pieces are mostly well chosen, es That this work has a considerable pecially for schools in the country. degree of humour, and some ver- This notice was due to the publick sification, with a felicity approach- many months since; but the book ing to that of Hudibras, we do not was mislaid. Were we however deny ; but for that novelty of asso- to give it our warmest recommenciation, inexhaustible flow of wit, dations it ought not to sell ; for its and prodigal display of knowledge ink, paper, and type are all so mion every subject, that gives per- serable, that the Understanding petual interest to the pages of Reader is the most illegible of Butler, we look through this book books. in vain.

In his account of himself, the author has joined the vulgar in his

ART. 53. abuse of the verb to graduate, A new Grammar of the French which is active, meaning "to con

Tongue, originally compiled for fer a degree," not to receive one. the use of the American military

academy. By a French gentle

Indocti discant, et ament ART. 52.

meminisse periti." New York, The Understanding Reader ; or

printed by G. & R. Waite for I. knowledge before oratory, being a

Riley & Co. 1804. new selection of lessons suited to « NOTHING new can be said in a the understanding and the capa- grammar of the French language." cities of youth and designed for Editions of these elementary books their improvement, I. In read- have become so numerous that ing;

II. In the definition of novelty was not expected. There words ; III. In spelling, parti. is nothing in this work for the A. cularly compound and derivative merican Military Academy, which words. In a method wholly dif- can give it a claim to patronage, ferent from any thing of the kind superiour to the grammars now in cver before published. By Dan- common use. The author has iel Adams, M. B. author of the professedly attempted to introduce Scholar's Arithmetick, Thorough greater perspicuity and simplicity

Scholar, &c. 'Our boys often in the explanation and illustration i read as parrots speck, knowing of the principles already establish


ed. The quantity of exemplifica- the preference over, many other tion, usually found in most works grammars, and particularly above of this nature, he has rejected, as those by. Chambaud and Wanascalculated only to perplex the stu- trocht, which have received the dent. He bas avoided those “mi- sanction of high literary authority nute distinctions,” which envelope in England, and have been used essential rules in “ trivial excep- by the first teachers in this countions.” In the general plan of try, as the best introductions to a Grammar, he has not differed from knowledge of the French language. other compilers, and his new mod. The typographical negligence ification does not entitle him by of this small volume (which has any means to a rank above them two closely printed pages of «Erin point of utility or convenience. rata”) is almost unpardonable. It

We have examined this work contains but 194 pages, and we do with some considerable attention, never recollect to have seen more as one, dedicated to the use of our errours in a work of so small a country, would naturally lead us size. to bestow. But we cannot give it



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