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That a certain number of Advocates fhall assemble twice a week, at a proper office, where the poor fhall be at liberty to confult them, and to reprefent their respective cafes. On which the faid Advocates, who are to be pi'd and rewarded according to their merit out of the above-mentoned fund, are to take the feveral cafes into confideration, and to advile the confulting parties thereon, either on the propriety of accommedating the differences with their adverfary, or on the legitimacy of their own pretenfions.
That when matters are not to be accommodated to the fatisfaction of the parties, the faid Advocates fhall proceed to bring the causes of the faid poor and indigent clients before the proper courts; the expences of which are to be paid out of the general flock thus raised.
If the poor lofe their cause, they are to be at no expence; but if they gain it, and the damages be confiderable, fo much is to be deducted out of that fum, as will pay all the incidental charges, which the adverse party is not obliged by the fentence of the court to refund.
How far this project be practicable or expedient in France, we cannot take upon us to fay; but that fuch an inflitution, if it could take place, would be a very humane and charitable one in this country, is certain. Not but that we are in fome doubt, whether it might not tend as much to the emolument of the Gentlemen of the law, as to the good of the community in general.
Art. 17. Reflections critiques, fur le premier chapitre du Septieme Tome des Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire, au fujet des Juifs. Or, Critical Reflections on Mr. Voltaire's Account of the Jews. 12mo. Paris, 1763.
If the ingenious Author of this apology for the Jews, had not made fo great a diltinétion between those of the Portugueze and the Dutch nations, he might have been efteemed a candid, as he is otherwife a polie and able advocate. But there is fomething to partial and invidious, however juft, in that distinction, to entitle him to the honour of being the Defender of the Jewish people in general. Mr. de Voltaire, indeed, is faid to have felt the force of our Author's remonstrances, and to have retracted, in a private letter, the fevere expreffions he made use of; promiling to foften or correct them in a future edition of his works: but if Mr. Voltaire thinks himself to blame in having imputed to a whole nation the vices of feveral individuals, our Apologift must be, in a great degree, equally guilty, for fhifting off the burthen from the fhoulders only of his own party the Portuguefe and Spaniards, and leaving it on thofe of the Poles and Germans; who, fo far as they are Jews, are probably no worfe than their brethren. That the former having been hitherto more rich, have been more liberally educated, and have been admitted on a more friendly footing into the polite world, is very certain; but how far that pre-eminence is to be attributed to the dininguifheu caufes our Author lays down, or to others more modern or obvious, we cannot take upon us to fay.
Art. 18. Effaie fur le Luxe. Or, An Effay on Luxury. 8vo. Amfterdam, 1762.
This is a forcible, and not impertinent, dec.mara g by which our Author means rather the extravagant ? what fome Writers have meant by that term [+ Pinto, formerly of Amfterdam, Author of the abov Jews, and is well worthy the perufal and maura caus inhabitants of a populous and commercial cra, da s fterdam and London.
Art. 19. Nouveaux Amusemens des Eaux à 32 tif & utile à ceux qui vont boire ces Eau Tim That is, New Ainufements for the
ftructive Performance for all thofe whi reser 12mo. 1763.
This work is a very different kind of a perio been fo long known under the fame tine an leged to be as frivolous as useless. The prem on the contrary, a very inftructive and ing of a circumftantial account of the nam effected by them; of the manner of characters of the people ufually to be me ral hiftory of the country; intermixe: curious anecdotes, relative to the amm place. It is written by Dr. Limbor profeffion, as well as in the literary ma
Art. 20. Verdediging van de er fence of the Dutch Nati thrown out against the verfal History. 8vo.
This is a fpirited and in of the Dutch, in the verfal Hiftory; the refute the facts and
Art. 21. Johan 7 Stragis Affyri tionem feje the Author :: time of H
Mr. Het t
quotes feveral examples, taken from Hiborians and Travelers of one, who affirm, that large caravans, and fometimes whole arma, bot been almost inftantanecully foficaced by these defrative was le deed, the certainty of this fact is hardly to be casted fayc to be given to the relations of Travelers. Now, Mr. Men var thinks it of little confequence to enga re, whether this perietta which destroyed the army of serta terit, wr the elete a fr tural and miraculous extition of tumise power, or wheter baud happen in the natural and ordinary course of things For, enn ferping it to be the latter, viz. that it was an occurred ceskich mal trainą happen according to the giual course of Providence; none addre tell that event but God, or affure Hezexuch of the defraction of ha enemies.
Art. 22. Abrégé de l' Hiftoire Ecclefin tique. Or, An Abridg ment of the Ecclefiaftical Hiftory. By Mr. Formey. 2 Vols. 12mo. 1763.
Never surely was there so ind- fatigable a Writer as Mr. Forney! the Wits have formerly diverted themiclves with foch rapid Compain, by talking of their having mills to make verfes with; but really one world be apt to imagine, by the number and variety of our Author's works, that he must have hit upon fome mechanical contrivance equal y expedi tious and du able.
Art. 23. Hiftoire de l'Imperatrice Irene. Or, The History of the Empref. Irene. 12mo. Paris, 1762.
It is furprizing, fays the ingenious Author of this Hiftory, that no Writer hath hitherto taken the trouble to collect the feveral anecdotes relative to this Princefs, from the feveral ancient Authors who have ∞. \" cañonally mentioned her extraordinary character. Certain it is, that her reign was as fingular and remarkable, as her elevation to the throne was fudden and unexpected. Born of an obfcure, tho' not ignoble family, fhe could have no pretenfions, or expectation, to mount the throne of the Emperors of the Eaft. Leon, the fon of Conftantine, however, no fooner faw her make her appearance at Conftantinople, than he became enamoured of her; and, upon her renunciation of the worship images, to which he was extremely attached, married her, with his father's approbation. So long as Leon lived, indeed, this Princess made no extraordinary figure; but, after his death, fhe appeared with all the dignity and fplendour of an Emprefs, and manifefted the most uncom mon talents for political intrigue, and all the finifter arts of govern ment. The tranfactions recorded in this history are very interesting i the reflections, for the most part, juft and pertinent.
N. B. As it would take up too much room, and afford but little en tertainment to the generality of our Readers, to print a Lift of all the Foreign Publications, we are obliged to confine ourselves to the most po pular and interefting: a method which we hope will fufficiently gratify the curiofity of thofe Friends who were fo particularly defirous we extend this part of our plan.
Our foreign Correfpondents, whom we may have heretofore neglected, will alfo find, that fuch neglect hath been owing, not to want of incli nation, but of opportunity, to oblige them.
CCENTS, Greek, Dr. Gally's
B birth of the prince of Wales,
birth of the prince of Wales,
birth of the prince of Wales, in
of England, reasons for dif-
folving it, 181.
introduced into practice here,
BEES, abfurd cruelty of the vul
BILL of Mortality of prime mini-
of Rights, formed and paff-
BIRCKENHEAD, Sir Joh
BRASPHEMY, ftatute against, beft
ABAL, a miniftry distinguished
quefaction of, no bungling trick, C by that name, 129.
BODIES, organized, their mode of
BOTANNIC Garden, at Chelfea, a
BREWER, Mr. his fpeech in the
himfelf before the house of com-
CABINET Councils, debate on, in
CECILIA's Day, humourous ode
drefs of the commons, concern-