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REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
THE Twelfth Cake," a juvenile Amuse fra dubhi miei,” is strongly characteristic,
ment; confisting of little Ballads, with and, in some parts, conveys the sense of a Finaje and Introduction. The Music with the words fo emphatically, that the audian Accompaniment for the Piano-Forte, tor may say, in the language of Metastacomposed by Reginald Spofforth. Price 3$. 6d. fo himself, Longman and Broderip.
“ L'aure che ascolto intorno « The Twelfth Cake" is formed on
“ Mi fanno palpitar. plan entirely novel. The songs are per The Genealogy of the British Kings, including featly appropriate to the occasion, which
the Heptarchy, composed by T. Attwood. furnishes the title of the work, and are The words written by G. Saville Carey. Price written in the several characters of king,
Longman and Broderip. queen, a sailor's wife, a match-girl, Simon Pure, a ballad-finger, and harlequin. pored for the laudable purpose of impreff
This production is professedly comThese characters, generally speaking, are supported with judgment, and at the same ing on the memory of youth, by the attime, present to us familiar but pleasing the important and interesting subject of
traction of new and successive melodies, airs. The introduction consists of two
English History. To undertakings of this movements, is purely instrumental, and
nature, under whatever form they appear, may be considered as a fhort overture.
we cannot but avow ourselves to be the The firale is a chorus, and concludes the zealous friends. But surely, the object production with a spirited and pleasur- of mental improvement can never be more able effect.
engaging to the juvenile mind, than when The President's March, arranged for two Per- recommended by so alluring a vehicle as.
farmers on one Piana-Forte, by R. Tig!or. that of music.
Preston and Son.
Considering the tender age of those for The President's March is an American whore benefit this work is chiefly decomp fition, The style in which it is figned, and that a familiarity and plainconceived is lively, but wants confequence ness, bordering on puerility, was an absoand strength of effect. In the form, in jure requisite of the plan, both Mr. Carey which Mr. Taylor here presents it to and Mr. Attwood have acquitted them the English public, it furnishes a good felves with much address. "But, to conexercise for young performers, and pof- fine our observations to the music; the lefeffes, in a considerable degree, the quali- 'veral airs and recitatives, of which the fication common to piano-forte duets ; genealogy confifts, are so pleasingly conwhich is that of improving the young ceived, and so judiciously arranged and practitioner in his time.
contracted, as to maintain and interest the Six Duets for Two Voices, or One only fad
attention to the end. Wherever the li' itum), with an Accompaniment for the composer has found the subject of the Piano. Forte ; composed by Gno. Bianchi; the words sufficiently prominent and dirwords by Metastalio. Price 7s. Skillern. tinguished to demand a particular cast of
expression, he has attended to that cirWe have perused these duets with con
cumstance, and generally with great sucfiderable pleasure. Much eleganke of cefs. In a word, the happiness of the fyle prevails through the work, and some execution scarcely yields to the excellence of the airs do high credit to fignor Bi- of the design. anchi's talents, both on account of their accurate and forcible expression, as well as Goosey Goofey Gander; with Variations for thicir theoretical excellence.
the Harp or 'Piano-Forte ; composed by C. dir chefia tormento,” is most happily
Bryan. Price is.
Skillern. ftudied in the above points, and “ Trova This air, originally trivial in itself, un fol, mia bella Clori," poffeffes much affumes, in its present state, somewhat of original sweetnefs. “ Se ti basta ch'io respectability. The variations were given t'ammiri," is particularly refined; the to it by Mr. Bryan, are calculated to atpaflages beginning at“ Sei vezzosa,” and tract the attention of Piano-Forte pracending at “e la belta,” are intimately con- titioners. They are easy, progressive, nected with the sentiment of the poet, and faithful to the theme, and every way suitreturn to the original subject with greated to the improving finger of the juvenile fericity of eff-ct. The last duet, “ Tremo musician.
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ACCOUNT OF DISEASES IN LONDON *,
From the 20th of December to the 20th of January.
I 2 1
No. of Cases
3 Typhus Mitior
4. Paralysis Typhus Gravior
5 Trismus Traumaticus
Plora or Itch
Chronic Rheumatism 3
7 Pulmonary Consumption.
Swelling of lower Extremities
The present season being uncommonly
inild, the number of catarrhal and pneu. Dysentery
monic diseases has been comparatively Haemorrhogs
small. Many persons, who are usually
affitted with these complaints at this time Enuresis
of the year, have either entirely escaped, 1&terus
or have been very slightly affected by Scrofula
them. The frost, however, though it Hypochondriasis
lasted but for a few days, rather increased
the number, and aggravated the symptoms * It having been announced to the public, in of these diseases. In one case of catarrhal the last Magazine, that the late reporter of fever, besides a confiderable degree of pain the Monthly State of Diseases in London ha in the head, particularly about the frontal su pended his periodical communications, and finus, foreness and excoriation of the that a fimilar correspondence habeen established with a Gentleman in a different part of the fauces, and some rigidity in the muscles of town; it may be proper to observe, that the li
the lower jaw, the cough and difficulty of mits of the Dispensary which he attends in. breathing were so urgent, as to require clude the whole of the City, and extend like the application of leeches and a blister to wise considerably to the North and to the the sternum; these means, accompanied East. It may not be improper farther to re- with gentle purging, and the use of antimark, that his situation affords a favourable op- monials and squills, fucceeded in the reportunity of giving fome report respecting the moval of the disease. Atate of Puerperal and Infantile Diseases.
[ Jan, For some weeks past, there has been a fered of inspecting the body * ; upon elelarge number of cutaneous diseases; the vating the iternum, and inspecting the cadifferent species of herpes have prevailed, vity of the thorax, we discovered a large and, in some instances, pustulary eruptions quantity of a brown or reddith coloured have been very obstinate. The strenuous fiuid. There was likewise a preternatumanner in which the use of the nitrous ral quantity of a similar fluid in the periacid had been recommended, induced us cardium. The left lobe of the lungs was to try it in some of these cases ; and we much compressed, to as to appear much have a pleature in reporting that, in feve. diminished in its fize; and there were ral inftances, it produced a Ipeedy removal considerable adhesions of that portion of of symptoms. That a conclufio respect the pleura which covered the lungs, zo ing the powers of this medicine might that which lined the cavity of the thorax. not be rendered dubious by the use of ex The deaths in the Bills of Mortality ternal remedies, of a different kind, a for the last four wecks, are stated as follotion, composed of this acid and water, lows : was used in those cases in which any exter Abfcefs nal remedy was thought to be necessary. Abortive In two cases of tinea these means fuc. Aged ceeded. The use of this medicine was Ague not, in many instances, attended with any Apoplexy inconvenience : and in chofe cases where Arthma
Bleeding any pain in the stomach or bowels was
Brain Fever complained of, a larger dilution of the
Cancer acid, or the addition of a imall quantity of
Child-bed any tin&ture, or spirit, prevented any far
320 ther effect of this kind.
300 The case of Trismus terminated fatally. Dropsy
61 It was preceded by a fight wound in one
105 of the tingers, from which very little in- French Pox
5 convenience arose until several days after Gout the accident, when the jaw became sud. Hooping Cough denly fixed ; fome night convullions were
Inflammation felt in different parts of the body, the
Lunatic puise became exceedingly quick and feeble,
Meallis and in a few days ihe parient expired.
Mortification The co'ica pictonum was succeeded by
Pally analarcous fivellings of the lower extremi.
Pleurity zies, accompanied with such a difficulty of Scurvy breathing, as indicated some effufion into Smail-Pox the cavity of the thorax. These symptoms Still-born may be attributed to a state of conftitution Suddenly induced by repeated attacks of the former Teetha disease, to which the patient, who was a
Water in the Head painter by trade, had for several
years been subject, or, perhaps, with as much probability, to an intemperate use of fpi * The body was opened at the particular rerituous liquors in which he bad indulged quest of the deceased, who, not long before his himself, and wbich might co-operate with death, mentioned his with on this fubject, and the other cause in producing the effect. folicited a promise from his family, that it should The mischief ariling from this species of this request, that a knowledge of the seat of his
be complied with ; afligning, as a reason for intemperance has been admirably well de- complaint might contribute to the relief of fcribed by the writer of the account of dif- others, who might be afflicted in the same maneases prevalent in the month of Novem
Such a request being rather unusual, efpeber.
cially among persons in a lower rank of life, In one of the cases of hydrothorax, on deferves to be mentioned, as highly worthy of the death of the patient, an opportunity of- imitation.
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In January, 1798.
of the war, for the subjugation of MR. Pitt's Aflessed Tax Bill, the rise France. By means of the immense
and progress of which were given revenue raised upon the people of this in our last number, has, after some country, he added, a corrupt Minister modifications, received the Royal as- had debanched the very spirit of the sent, and been palled into a law. nation, and prepared us to become Among the numerous meetings to op- Naves, and the proof of it was our pose this measure, that held at the want of generosity and spirit in subCrown and Anchor on the 2d of Ja. mitting to become the instruments for nuary, of the United Committees of enslaving others : “ For let no man the outlying parishes of the metro. flatter himself,” said he, " that he polis, deserves particular attention. has not been implicated in the guilt of Among other resolutions breathing that horrible conduct, which the Mithat spirit of rational liberty, which nister adopted with regard to Ireland, was wont to animate the breast of al. unless he may have done all in his most every Englishman, there was one
power to prevent it." which expreted the concern of the Sir Francis then traced the outlines Meeting, at “Seeing instituted in this of the melancholy state of the Sister country parochial inquisitions, where Kingdom, which he founded upon the the people can only obtain redress by report of the Earl of Moira, and upon disclosing the secrets of their private information he had himself received. concerns, and submitting, perhaps, This Irish system, he observed, had their most important interests to the already passed over into Scotland, and investigation of men, who can have the same spirit had discovered itself at no particular motive to protect, and home, though not to the fame extent. may have many inducements to harass He concluded by declaring, that he and oppress.”
never would at any time, or under any The last important debate upon this circumstances, become an accomplice Bill in the House of Commons, was in the guilt of supporting a system, upon its third reading on the 3d of Ja- which if it could be supported, and fuary, which was adjourned, and con was to be persisted in, would eventually cluded on the 4th. Mr. Thompson' destroy the freedom of his country. first rofe, and pointed out the striking Dr. Laurence, Lord Hawkesbury, inconsistences of the Bill, and its op- and several others on the ministerial prellive tendency. He was followed side of the House, supported the Bill, by Mr. Tyrwhitt and Mr. Nicholls,' and defended the measures of admiwho both opposed the Bill. On the nistration. The debate was then adsame fide Sir Francis Burdett made journed. what may not only be called an ener On its being resumed the bext evengetic, but a bold speech : he observed, ing, Mr. Sheridan and Mr. Fox exthat though he agreed with those who erted their talents against the passing thought this mode of raising the sup, of the Bill, and againit the conduct plies was highly objectionable, yet of Administration. "Mr. Sheridan was were it altogether unobjectionable in extremely severe upon the assertions itself, he would oppose the granting made by Dr. Laurence the preceding of such supplies, because he detested evening, particularly the comparison the purpoies they were intended to which the Doctor had drawn between promote, the prosecution of " this de us at present, and the great Roman testable war,” and the support of a Republic in the height of its fame and lystem of corruption. These were the glory. Was it ever stated, said he, accurred ends for which the people of that the Roman bulwark was a naval this country were to groan beneath a force? This kind of rhodomontade de. load of increased taxes: he was not clamation used by the learned gentleforry that at this late period, when the man, Mr. Sheridan said, was finely declouds of prejudice were in some mea scribed by one of the Roman poets sure passed away, and when men from
" I, demens, curre per Alpes, distress were brought to think, and re
Ut fueris placeas, et declamatio fias.” fiect upon the past, to have an opportunity of saying a word, which he
The Doctor appeared to come to that attributed entirely to the ambitious
House as executor to administer to Mr. projects of Ministers upon the origin Burke's fury, without any of his fire MoxtoLY MAG. No. XXVII.
[Jan. Mr. Fox defended himself against to take any responsible office in his Ma. the assertions or charges which had jesty's Councils.” Was explanation, been brought against him on that and said he, neceffary to this? If it were, the preceding night, by several ad. he mould answer in other words, herents of the Minister, who had in “ that instead of governing on the finuated that he and his party had not principle of the present Minister, which the confidence of the people: he said went to increase the influence of the if he were to initate the example set Crown, and to abridge the rights of tefore him, lie could shew how much the people; he wished to see both re. more the charge was applicable to his ftored to that just balance which the Majesty's Ministers. If petitions of constitution required, and which was diftruit from several of the most re- essential to the happinefs both of king spectable districts of this kingdom were and people.” In thort, he meant exproofs that they had lost the approba- actly what Lord Chatham meant, when tion and support of the country, it he faid “ that by a change of system, was certain that many such petitions it was not merely the removal of Mi. had been presented to the throne. He nisters, but a thorough dereliction of had had frequent occasions to go to the the principles upon which their ad. Levee to present such petitions: it was ministration had been carried on." the fashion of the day, that the public He meant what Lord Camelford meant, fhould be derided; it was the King's, when he declared he would vote against Lords, and Commons House of Par- granting the supplies. His declaraliament, not the Commons of Great tion was, that he would not vote for Britain, not the voice of the people granting a supply until a pledge was that was now to be regarded—now that given him, net merely for the removal. the Bill of Rights was destroyed, the of Ministers, but also for a complete public voice was to be nothing. Thus and total change in the fyftem of both an Alderman of London had presumed foreign and domestic government. to say, that his constituents were for This declaration had been attributed the meafure of this Bill, directly in to the present Chancellor of the Exopposition to a resolution of the Livery chequer, but improperly: in Common Hall, in which they had Mr. Fox next alluded to the letter declared their disapprobation of its which had been published a little time principles. In reply to fome illiberal before, said to be from Earl Moira reflections of Mr. Wilberforce, Mr, relative to a change of administration, Fox exclaimed, “Why is the Honour- to which reference had been made able Gentleman fo violent against me, in the former part of that debate. but that he is ready to lend himself as He declared, that he had no more a ready instrument of the Minister, in concern in, or knowledge of what had order by these ingenious misrepresenta. passed upon the occasion to which it tions to divert the public attention from referred, than the Hon. Secretary, An the subject that presses hard upon his application he understood had been instructors; just as in 1784, he lent made to the noble Earl, for whom he himself as a fit infrument to spread in had a very high personal respect, inthe county of York the report “ that viting him to form a new adminiftraI was desirous to seize upon all power, tion: he knew not who they were, hç and feat myself on the Throne." For had never been let into that fecret; but such an office be is eminently qualified. the publication of that letter had made Mr. Fox next spoke in extenuation of known a fact of a very important naa charge, which some of the Minis. ture to the country, viz. that ibere was ter's friends had brought against him of a number of members of that house who using ambiguous and dangerous ex. gave their support to the Ministers, pressions, when he had spoken of_a i bough at the same time they thought that Radical Reform in Parliament. To they were utterly unfit for their fitua. prevent future misrepresentation, he tions, and that there ought to be a laid what he meant was, “ that a ra- change. “If I had given any advice dical reform both in the representation to the noble Earl upon the subjeét, of the people in Parliament, and of faid Mr. Fox, I can affure the Hen. the abuses which had crept into the Secretary, that it would have been a practice of the constitution, together very disinterested one, notwithstanding with a complete change of the fyftem the insinuation he has thrown out, of adıninistration, was the sole ground I should have said, my Lord, take upon which he could be prevailed upon