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the work to be compleated at the 18th volame: see Review for De-
cember, 1771, p. 505.. We must have been led into this erros, by
a misapprehension of some of the Doctor's advertisements.

NOVEL $ and MEMOIR S.'
Art. 31. Memoirs of a Gentleman who resided several years in the

East Indies during the late Revolutions, and most important Events
in that part of the world : Containing several Anecdotes of a pub-
"lic as well as of a private Nature, never before published. Writ-

ten by himself. izmo. 35. Donaldson. 1774.

Never before publifoedThere are two reasons to be given why they ought not to have been published at all. The Gentleman, who declares himself to be a German, is not qualified to write in English, or perhaps in any other language ; and his memoirs, whether true or false, were not worth writing. The title indeed promises fome anecdotes of a public and private narure, bar the Author is too ignorant ko relate any thing that merits reading.

N. Art. 32. The Kingman of Mahomet ; or, Memoirs of a French

Slave, during his eight Years Captivity in Constantinople. Including many curious Particulars relative to the Religion, History, Policy, Customs and Manners of the Turks; and interspersed with a Variety of Adventures in the Seraglios of the East. Vritten by HIMSELF, and translated from the French. 12m3. 6s. Culver.

Adulteries, fornications, murders ; in a word, almost every spe=' cies of debauchery and wickedness, are comprehended in these execrable adventures; which, for the honour of human nature, 'we hope are wholly fictitious.

MEDICA L.
Art. 33. A Mirror for Inoculators : Or, an Essay; shewing, by

Way of Introduction, how liable Mankind in general are to Decep-
tion. Which is afterwards more particularly applied to the Case
of Inoculation ; and the Practice proved to be contrary to Nature,
Reason, and Scripture; to the Liturgy of the Church, and even
to chat Prayer caught us, by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
By a Friend to Religion, as by Law established. 8vo. . 6 d.
Crowdes. 1773.

These natural, rational, fcriptural, and canonical arguments, againft inoculation, are truly wonderful. A short specimen will at once satisfy and entertain our Readers. This learned and anonymous casuist, is absolutely certain, that

I'NO CULATION is IDOLATRY; and he proves it in the most clear and concise manner :

Thus, says he, you see Satan, with his fly infinuations, has de. ceived many, and brought them (although he could not our Blessed Mafter) unto idolatry: and it will be in vain, for then to allege, Lhat there is no outward adoration performed, nor in-vard intended, when the Scriptures poffitively affert, that the covetous man is an Idolator ; and that we may make a god of our own bellies. But here may be seen the more essential parts of worship, given unto Satan in the shape of a Doctor ; a thorough trust and confidence placed in his kill and abilities, and such an observance of his commands, as ex. tends to the hardest duties, mortification and self-denial; which placed

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upon its "right object, (i... God.) and done for good ends, 'would infallibly fave foul and body; and which now, without repentance, will as infallibly prove the loss of both. For God is faid to be fo jealous of his honour, that, He will not give it to man, neither bis praise unto a Doctor; which is no better than a graven image.'.

Our Author's other arguments are equally pertinent and conclu. five.

D. Art. 34: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Inoculation, with

respect to Individuals, and the Public, impartially confidered ; to which is annexed, Observations on the Method proposed by Boer. haave for preventing the Small-pox. Translated from the original, Latin of the B. Van Swieten, M. D. &c. &c. 8vo. 1 s. 6 de', Griffin. "1773.

This is a tolerably exact translation of Van Swieten's commentary, on part of the 1403 aphorism, and some other of the aphorisms of Boerhaave on the small-pox.

D. Art. 35. A.Hiftory of a Gentleman cured of Heats in his Faces

Written by himself. 8vo. 15. Hawes, & Co. 1773.

We have strong fufpicions that this is an artfully couched advertisement, to promote the sale of the medicine here recommended. If it is not, let the benevolent Author add his name to the pamphlet ; as no possible inconvenience can arise, from his giving this fanction to the cases which are related.

D. Art. 36. A Flagellation for a certain Apothecary, with a full Rea

futation of the numerous Absurdities lately published in a Pam. phlet entitled .. An Essay on the Cure of the Venereal Gonorrhæa, in a new Method; shewing how to relieve the most painful Symptoms in a few Hours.” In a Letter to the Author. 8vo. 15. Pridden, 1773

This smart Aagellation is intended as a salutary reproof to the Author of an Eflay, of which we have given a short account in our Review for March 1772, p. 252.

The Author of the Eray apprehends, that there is a specific difference between the infectious matter which produces a gonorrhea and that which produces a confirmed "lues: and that the first of these does not require the use of mercury, but may be effectually cured by taking the balsam copaiva, and by using an aftringent injection.

Our spirited Nagellator is convinced, that these opinions are not properly supported either by argument or experience, and makes fome pertinent observations on the points in question. Whether Mr.Eswill patiently receive such a whipping, or will in his tarn prepare a flagellatiox for the flagellator, time must discover. As to ourselves, we have determined not to prejudge the matter, but to see fair play between the Knight of the Pejile and the Knight of iba Lancet *.

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Since this article was written, the Reviewer has been informed that a very smart news-paper controversy has been carried on, between theie medical disputants; and that they even proceeded to talk of gun pou der ; but we have not yet heard the explofion,

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Kft. 37: An eafy Way to prolong Lift, by a little Attention is what que eat and drink : Containing

a Chymical Analysis, or, Enquiry into the Nature and Properties of all kinds of Food; how far they are wholelome, and agree with Conftitutions: With fome Direáions respectíòg our Way of Living Collected from the Authorides of our ableit Physicians. By a Medical Gentleman. 8vo. 2 s. Bell.

The best parts of this publication are picked up from Dr. Cullen's leâures on the Materia Medica : of which work we have given an account in our Review for February last, page 138.

The fate of this jully celebrated professor is indeed somewhat extraordinary: Firit to be dragged before the tribunal of the Public, by some of his ungracious pupils ; ? with all their imperfections on his head.'

And now to be fill further mangled, pillaged, and retailed, by an anonymous compiler!

D. Art. 38. A Treatise on the principal Diseases of the Eyes ; con

taining a critical and candid Examination of the ancient and modern Methods of Cure, of the present defective Modes of Practice, with an Account of new, mild, and successful Methods for the Care of Diseases of this Organ. By William Rowley, Surgeon. 8vo. 3.5. fewed. Newbery. 1773.

A very confiderable part of this treatise has already appeared in Mr. Rowley's Ejay on the Opbtbalmia, &c. see our Review for March 1772, p. 254. And we find little in the additions to this republication, which merit that it should be' ushered into the world, under its prefent more promifing title-page.

D. Art. 39. Observationes de Antimonio, &c. i. e. Observations on

Antimony, and its Uses in the Cure of Diseases. By William
Saunders, M. D. and Physician to Guy's Hospital. 12mo. 2 S.
Whifton. 1773
In these observations, we have the natural, chemical, and medical
biftory of antimony, delivered in a clear and concise manner,

D.
DR A MAT I C.
Art. 40. A New Dramatic Entertainment, called, “ A Chriftmas

Tale." In Five Parts : As it is performed at the Theatre in Drury Lanc. Embellifhed with an Etching by Mr. Loutherbourg. 8vo. 1's. 6 d. Becket. : 1774.

Those who have seen this piece performed, have, in general, agreed in their judgment of its merit ; which is of the fort that is calculated, chiefly, to find favour in the eyes of the audience; although the ear also comes in for a considerable hare in the entertainment. Barely to peruse this Christmas Masque, is not the way to be much prejadiced in favour of a work compofed of the higheft extravagancies of knighterrantry and necromancy; with all their train of evil spirits, enchanted castles, and monfters. The monsters, however, make as good a figure on the stage, as any monsters can, in reason, be exa pected to make; and it is confessed that montters, music, scenery, all together,-have combined to furnish out a very agreeable uppergallery exhibition; which seems to have been the utmost of the Author's aim. Vid. PROLOGUE.

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Art. 41. Achilles in Petticoats. An Opera. As it is performed

at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. Written by Mr. Gay. With Alterations. The Music entirely new, by Dr. Arne, 8vo. I S. Lowndes, &c.

1774. Mr. Gay's Achilles, confidered as a readable entertainment, has fuffored greatly in the abridgment, by which it is now, unskilfully, reduced from three acts to two. What may have been the fage effect of its present alteration, with Dr. Arne's new music, fome new airs, new dresses, &c. is best known to those who have seen it represented : We have not yet " afifted at this exhibition,-as che. Chevalier Taylor, and some other chevaliers of the Beau Monde would express it. Art. 42. Palladias and Irene, a Drama, in Three. Acts. 8vo.

i s. 6d. Dodfley. 1773. A fingular, wild, irregular composition; void of nature and probability, but not destitute of poetry, or of moral purpose ; as will: appear from the following short fpecimens :

How feeting is the form
Of earth-born greatness ! not more changeable
The dye, quick-listing, on the ring-dove's neck
Side-long against the fun!

There, on high,
Dread Justice fits enthron'd;
With never closed eye
She marks the busy ways. of men;
And even, as they run to good or ill,
In her good time the frikes with level'd ain

The guilty head;
And on the virtuous powers
Ointments of living odours, to embalm
Their precious memory, alive or dead.

That what vain mortals think forgot or past .'

Is but poftpond;

And vengeance, that comes Now, comes sure at lant.' This piece, which is also of the Masque species, does not seem to have been intended for the Stage. RELIGIOUS and CONTROVERSIAL. .

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1 Art. 43. A Continuation of the Narrative of academical Pro

ceedings, relative to the Proposal for the Establishment of annual Examinations in the University of Cambridge ; with Observations upon the Conduct of the Committee, appointed by Grace of the Senate on the 5th of Jaly 1773. By the Rev. John Jebb, M. A. late Fellow of St. Peter's College. 8vo. Od. Cambridge, printed, and fold by Crowder in London.

As the subject of this Narrative is of public concernment,' the Author juftly concludes, that the Public, therefore, have an unquestionable claim to information, with respect to every material circumftance relating to it.' And, hence, he thinks it his duty,

• It is sufficient that we note a dip of this kind, by printing the word in a different character.

perpetually,

perpetually, as new matter arises, to continue his Narrative of these academical proceedings.'

The detail is accordingly carried on, with proper obfervations and conclufions ; at the close of which Mr. Jebb takes leave of his readers, for the present, in the following terms:

• Thus, unconscious of an intention to misrepresent the conduct of any gentlemen concerned, I have continued my Narrative to the present hour, and have unfolded the most material circumstances ac. tending the proposal of an institution, which has long appeared te me moit likely to restore our credit with the Public. An institution, which after many ineffectual remonftrances of a more private nature, I was at length induced to propose to our senate, upon the encouragement of many persons, whose characters I reverence, and whose opinions, in whatever relates to the improvement of literature, and the honour of our University, I think it wisdom to respect. My ate tempts have not hitherto been attended with fuccess—yet the judge ment I have formed of the importance of the cause, and the confi. dence, derived from the expectation that I shall be supported by the voice of an approving Public, forbid me to despond. And if át lait, after the exertion of every manly effort, overborne by the weight of prejudice, and circumvented in my endeavours to obtain a fair and candid decision of my question, I should be obliged to desist, I shall not remain altogether without my confolation; as, exclusively of the satisfa&tion derived from the approbation of the friends of learn ing and religion, I fall retire with the persuasion, that, in conse. quence of my ftruggles, the task of academical reformation will be rendered more easy to those who Thall hereafter be disposed to undertake it; and shall therefore have laid in a fund of pleasing reflections, more than sufficient to compensate for the anxieties, and ill treatment, which I have experienced in the prosecution of my design.'

Cambridge, Nov. the 4th, 1773.. Art. 44. The Heidelberg Catechism, with proper Texts annexed

to each Answer; used for the Instruction of Children and grown Persons in Holland: and on which the Ministers are obliged to preach in turn every Sabbath. 12mo. 2 s. Dilly, 1773.

The Editor, whoever he is, informs us in his title-page, that all orthodox divines allow this catechism to contain the true doctrine of prorefiants : a declaration which without doubt must recommend his publication to general regard : he should however have considered, that persons may be true protestants, and yet have different sentiments on certain particular fubje&s; some of which are asserted in this work.

The first reformers did not, in every point, exactly agree with each other ; nor is it to be supposed that Christians, since their time, should, on' enquiry, always see reason to conform to their maxims and {peculations.

With respect to the catechism before us, it contains several useful and important truths, to which every Christian will subscribe; and as to other matters, every one mult form his own judgment accord. ing to the light he receives, under the direction of scripture and reaSon. But one thing we must ever obje& to, as inconfiftent with the Christian spirit, and Christian liberty, viz. the prescribing to any

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