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PRINTED BY D. WILLISON, CRAIG'S CLOSE,
FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO. EDINBURGH,
CONSTABLE, HUNTER, PARK, & HUNTER,
CONTENTS OF No. XXV.
ART. I. Memoirs of the Life of Col. Hutchinson, Governor
of Nottingham Castle and Town, Representative
of the County of Nottingham in the Long Par-
liament, and of the Town of Nottingham in the
First Parliament of Charles II, &c.; with Origi-
nal Anecdotes of many of the most distinguished
of his Contemporaries. Written by his Widow,
Lucy, daughter of Sir Allen Apsley, Lieutenant
II. A Letter to the Rt. Hon. Spencer Perceval, on a
Subject connected with his Bill, now under discus-
sion in Parliament, for improving the situation of
V. History of the Penal Laws against the Irish Catho-
lics, from the Treaty of Limerick to the Union.
VI. A Journey from Madras, through the Countries of
Mysore, Canara and Malabar, performed for the
express purpose of investigating the state of A.
griculture, Arts and Commerce, and the Reli-
gion, &c. &c. in the Countries acquired by the
Honourable East-India Company, in the late and
former Wars, from Tippu Sultan. By Francis
VII. Observations on the Hypotheses which have been
assumed to account for the Cause of Gravitation
from Mechanical Principles. By the Rev. S. Vince,
The Works of John Dryden, now first collected
in Eighteen Volumes. Illustrated with Notes,
&c. and a Life of the Author. By Walter
IX. Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Philpot Curran, Mas-
ter of the Rolls in Ireland, on the late very
X. The Life of George Washington, Commander in
Chief of the American Forces during the War
which established the Independence of his
Country. By John Marshall, Chief Justice of
The Life of George Washington. By David
Ramsay, M. D. of Charleston, South Caro-
lina, and Author of the History of the Ame-
XI. A Letter to the Livery of London, relative to the
Views of the Writer in executing the Office of
Sheriff. By Sir Richard Phillips, Knight
XII. An Historical Survey of the Foreign Affairs of
Great Britain, with a View to explain the
Causes of the Disasters of the late and present
Wars. By G. Francis Leckie, esq.
XIII. An Inquiry into the State of National Subsist-
ence, as connected with the Progress of Wealth
and Population. By W. T. Comber
XIV. Exposition of the Practices and Machinations which
led to the Usurpation of the Crown of Spain,
and the Means adopted by the Emperor of the
French to carry it into execution. By Don
Pedro Cevallos, First Secretary of State and
Despatches to his Catholic Majesty Ferdinand
ART. I. Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town, Representative of the County of Nottingham in the Long Parliament, and of the Town of Nottingham in the First Parliament of Charles II, &c.; with Original Anecdotes of many of the most distinguished of his Contemporaries; and a Summary Review of Public Affairs: Written by his widow, Lucy, daughter of Sir Allen Apsley, Lieutenant of the Tower, c, Now first published from the Original Manuscript, by the Rev. Julius Hutchinson, &c. &c. To which is prefixed, the Life of Mrs Hutchinson, written by herself, a fragment. pp. 446. Quarto. Longman & Co. London. 1806.
WE E have not often met with any thing more interesting and curious than this volume. Independent of its being a contemporary narrative of by far the most animating and important part of our history, it challenges our attention as containing an accurate and luminous account of military and political affairs from the hand of a woman; as exhibiting the most liberal and enlightened sentiments in the person of a puritan; and sustaining a high tone of aristocratical dignity and pretension, though the work of a decided republican. The views which it opens into the character of the writer, and the manners of the age, will be to many a still more powerful attraction.
Of the times to which this narrative belongs-times to which England owes all her freedom and all her glory-we can never hear too much, or too often: and though their story has been transmitted to us both with more fulness of detail and more vivacity of colouring than any other portion of our annals, every reflecting reader must be aware that our information is still extremely defective, and exposes us to the hazard of great misconception. The work before us, we think, is calculated in a good degree to supply these deficiencies, and to rectify these errors.
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