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way of afferting and vindicating the Constitution, to tell us, that we
must not attempt to understand its myfteries—as the Poet fays,
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But whatever his Readers may be, we are well affured, that this myflerious, conflitutional Affertor, is not over intelligent. Witnef, among other inftances, what he fays of the Bishops. to whofe pride and ambi tion, he tells us, the privilege was refufed, of being tried by their peers. Had he gone a little deeper into antiquity, he would have found that this privilege was not refufid to them, but that they declined it, claiming an ecclefiaftical privilege, to be tried only by the Archbishop as their Ordinary. But we have neither leifure nor inclination to enter farther into the merits of this polemical Hero, of whom we will only add, that he is an indirect Advocate for Lord Bute, and has thrown out fome harmlefs farcafms on Mr. Pitt.,


Art. 17. England's conflitutional Teft for the Year 1763. In which are difcuffed, I. Authorship. II. Popularity. III. Liberty of the Prefs. IV. Dignity of London Juries. 8vo. Morgen.

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This Author is a zealous Whig; but his zeal overpowers his judg ment. He may be an honeft man, and a fincere well-wisher to his country, but he is a low, intemperate Writer: and therefore we hope he will ceafe to trouble the public, and the Reviewers, with his inveterate abuse of the Scots, which, if we mistake not, he has retaled under various forms: as Scotchman be modeft, the New Highland Adven"turer, &c. mentioned in fome late numbers of our Review.


Art. 18. An Addrefs to the Citizens of London. By a Lover of
Liberty. 8vo. 6d. Wilkie.


July felf-condemned in the last page, where the conscious Author apologizes for his poor performance, (the main purpose of which is to abufe Mr. Wilkes) in these words, Weak and prefumptious have I been,' very true to talk thus openly on fubjects far above my capacity,' true again! to handle with decency and propriety:'-then what a plague did you print for?


Art. 19. The three Conjurers, a political Interlude. Stolen from
Shakespeare. 4to. Is. Cabe.

A whimfical fatire on Lord B-, under the name of Macboot. The

idea of his confulting Witches, or Conjurors, taken from Macbeth.


Art. 20. A Letter to the Right Hon. the Earl of Temple, on the
Subject of the forty-fifth Number of the North Briton; and on

his Patronage of the fuppofed Author of it. 8vo. Is. Hinx


Anfwers the North Briton,, paragraph by paragraph; ufes Mr. Wilkes very harshly, as the Author of that paper, (a circumftance which it was

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not fair to take for granted, before it legally appears whether he is re
ally the Author or not) and treats Lord Temple with great freedom, for
his patronage of that Gendeman; whom, fneeringly and meanly, he
terms his Lordship's darling, his minion, &c. There are, notwithstand-
ing, many pertinent obfervations in the pamphlet; although the Wri-
ter's zeal feems to have carried him too far:-he goes through with it,
and vindicates every thing Nothing like a ftaunch Advocate! Com-
mend me to a man,' faid a late famous Dutchels, that will earn his


Art. 21. A Letter to the Right Hon. Earl Temple; upon the pro-
bable Motives and Confequences of bis Lordship's Conduct with re-
gard to Mr. Wilkes. 4to. Is. Nicoll.

I. A lighted torch, held up to finge the beards of the noble Lord, and
the celebrated Commoner, his friend. The face of the latter especi-
ally, is fcorched by it, black as the fable-vefted night.'


Art. 22. Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Tfonnonthouar, a
King of the Indian Nation called Roundheads. Extracted from
original Papers and Archives. 12mo. 2 vols. 5s. Knox.
Thefe Memoirs are not fo totally deflitute of humour, as fome may
think them to be of decency and probability: indeed, we imagine the
generality of Readers know too little of the Indian manners and cuf.
toms, to enter into the fpirit and defign of our Author. Charlevoix
himself may pafs very well as a Romance-writer for years to come; but
then he profefles to write matter of fact, and therefore is well received:
whereas a profefled novel, or humourous romance, like that before us,
fhould be founded at least on known circumftances, and familiar truths.
Without this, there is no entering into the hemour of the characters, or
the fpirit of the piece. Thus our Author might almost as well have laid
his fcene among the wandering Arabs, and the itraggling hords of Tar-
tary, whofe oddities we certainly fhould have entered into, and been
highly diverted by the exertion of a fine train of ridicule on fuch capi-
tal objects! It would, doubt efs, be extremely abfurd and ridiculous in
an European, to adopt the Indian manitou, and make a deity of a
bear's paw, a bull's pizzle, a buffaloe's hide, a brandy bottle, or a red
rag; but this circumfla ce in an untutored Indian, ought rather to ex-
cite fenfations of pity and compaffion, than thofe of ridicule and laugh-
Our Novellift is alio frequently as grofs and indelicate in his fatore,
as he is miftaken in the objects of it; making no fcruple of bawdry,
and bordering fometimes fo neatly on blafphemy that we can very rea-
dily believe what he advances in his preface to be true, viz. that his
Bookfeller never read a fenience of his book.


But, even fetting thefe exceptionable points afide, it does not appear to us, that the Author is himself fufficiently verfed in the manners, cuf toms, and circum'tances of the people and icenes, he affects to defcribe. His defcription of the battle between Tfonnonthouan and the bear, with the humours of Diggory Bunce, their fecond, is doubtless very high: the

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The publication of the Proceedings * and Remarks † were just noticed by us at the time of their appearance; though the affair did not then feem to require the merits of it to be canvaffed beyond the jurifdiction of the court wherein it was cognizable. By this Review we, neverthelefs, find, that the court-martial had a fubject of no small delicacy be 'fore them; the Profecutor being an Officer of the regular forces,the Defendant, and the court, Officers of the militia. Of this the Prefident is faid to have been sensible; and his observation on it is fuch, as muth fatisfy the Gentlemen in the regular fervice, of his intentions to act with that honourable impartiality which conftitutes the very effence of all legal proceedings. He was of opinion, that if the militia act



had any faults, that was one of them, that it had not provided against a difpute between two Officers in the different fervices of army and • militia, and had not divided the members equally, fix and fix from each, in cafe of a general court-martial to be held. Hence (we fuppofe the Reviewer continues) arofe a natural diflruft in the Profecutor, ▲ that the members being all of the militia, might lean a little to the prifoner, who was of the militia too, and an equal distrust in the members, that in cale they cenfured the prifoner feverely, they might be thought not to preferve a proper and due attention to their own body; whereas an equal mixture of the members, or the Profecutor and Prifoner being both in the fame fervice, would have removed any difficulty and embarraftinent of this nature. Confidering the frict punctilios made, and neceifary to be obferved, in military fervice, to preferve due subordination of rank, confiftent with the general character Ditto, P. 510

Review, vol. XXVII. p. 154.

but he is a little unlucky in telling us, that this horrid creature was very near tearing the fair Salterata to pieces, and that he opened a pair of terrible jaws to devour her deliverer, which he would have effected had not his antagonist cramme! a brandy-bottle down his throat; the best and latelt Travellers from that part of the world affuring us, that the bears they met with, were none of them carnivorous animals. On the contrary, we are told, that, tho' when attacked, or infulted, thefe creatures will give rather a clofer hug than is agreeable to delicate conftitutions, they never fet their teeth into human flesh living or dead.

We could mention other inftances wherein the Author breaks through the rales of the fpecies of writing he attempts, as well as thofe of decency and decorum; but we are apprehenfive our Readers would not thank us for enlarging on fuch an article.


Art. 23. A Review of the Proceedings of a General Court Mar-
tial held at Lincoln upon Mr. Glover, a Lieutenant Colonel of the
Militia; who was tried for behaving in a Manner unbecom-
ing an Officer and a Gentleman; and who was fentenced to be
publicly reprimanded. His Grace George Duke of Manchester
Prefident. Wherein many interefting Particulars relative to that
Trial are laid before the Public, and the Behaviour of Colonel
Welly, and other Militia Officers, confidered. Being an Anfwer
to the Remarks on two Courts Martial. 8vo.

Is. 6d.

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of Gentlemen, but which has not yet obtained in the militia to equal nicety; it appears that by his behaviour before, at, and after, trial, the Defendant fully juftifies the lenient opinion and decifion of the



Art. 24. A concife Account of the Rife, Progress, and prefent State of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, inffituted at London, anno 1754. Compiled from the original Papers of the first Promoters of the Plan; and from other authentic Records. By a Member of the faid Society. 8vo. Is. 6d. Hooper.

"The chief defign of this little piece, fays the Author, is to rescue from oblivion the laudable zeal of thofe noble and worthy perfonages who first carried into execution the plan for establishing a fociety for the encouragement of arts," &c. The fociety is doubtlefs very much obliged to this Gentleman for his kind intention to perpetuate the memory of its Founders; but we fear they have only his intention to thank him for; as it does not appear that he has taken due care to insure his own performance from oblivion. So that it is apprehended the fame of those worthy Patriots who first fet on foot this very laudable association, muft take its chance, and truft to other means for being duly tranfmitted to pofterity.Some account of this flourishing fociety, may be found in the twenty-third volume of our Review, page 431.

Art. 25. Collateral Bee-boxes; or a new, eafy, and advantageous Method of managing Bees. In which Part of the Honey is taken away, in an eafy and pleasant Manner, without deftroying, or much disturbing, the Bees; early fwarms, if defired are encou raged, and late ones prevented. By Stephen White, M. A. Rector of Holton in Suffolk. The fecond Edition. 8vo. Is. 6d. Davis and Reymers.

Though the former edition of this judicious benevolent tract, was juft mentioned in the Review, yet on the occafion of its fecond publication, we were ftrongly tempted to recommend once more to the Raisers of honey, a method of ordering their bees, which the motives of eafe, profit, and humanity, join to perfuade thofe to try, who are capable of feeing beyond the prejudices of vulgar cuftom. It is not the fcheme of a vifionary Projector, difficult to execute, and pregnant with difappointment; but a method to which any poor cottager poffeffed of fingle fwarm, may have recourfe, and which will render the management of them a humane fource of entertainment, at the fame time that it will increase his flock to the full extent of reafonable expectation. Mr. White has clearly fhewn, that it is not only unneceffary, but an act of cruelty and ingratitude, to burn a colony of innocent induftrious fervants, who, as they have laboured one fummer for the benefit of their malters, are, with no increafe of trouble in management, or what is ufu ally understood by driving them, able and willing to continue their induftious and wonderful employment, in return for the grant of their lives, the enfuing feafon. We fay no more on a fubject which so copi


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pully fpeaks for itself; but, again, earneftly recommend this fcheme to the notice of thofe Readers for whom it was intended; and who, by following the worthy Author's directions, will not fail to reap the just reward of rational benevolence.


Art. 26. The Schemer, or Univerfal Satirist. By that great Philofopher Helter Van Scelter. 12mo. 3s. bound. Wilkie.


A collection of the truly comic papers, published under the above title, in the London Chronicle, and fufficiently known to the public. he ingenious Author has, in this edition, added fome whimfical



Art. 27. A General Hiftory of Sieges and Battles, by Sea and Land, particularly fuch as relate to Great Britain. Including the Lives of the most celebrated Admirals, Generals, Captains, &c. Embellished with a great number of Copper-plates. 12mo. 10 vols. 15s. fewed. Johnson, Curtis, &c.

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Well enough to amuse young Readers, before they have acquired a tafle for more valuable compilations.

Art. 28. An impartial History of the late War. in boards. Johnfon, &c.

12mo. 3s. 6d.

A proper companion for the work above-mentioned; but we do not warmly recommend it, for fear the cuts fhould frighten the children.

Art. 29. A compleat History of the Origin and Progrefs of the late War, from its Commencement to the Ratifications of Peace, 1763. 8vo. 2 vols. 10s. bound. Nicoll.

Somewhat better than the preceding Hiftory; but it seems to be a fatal ty attending every History of the current Times, that they are ftuffed with details of fuch occurrences as are below the dignity and character of hiftorical compofition. But what does the Author mean by thus modely enticing his work a compleat Hiftory? Were it true that he had, with fingular felicity, wrought up this performance to the fummit of perfection, he might, nevertheless, have left the difcovery of fuch fuper-excellence to his Readers: who would have been as likely to find it out, as they are to credit his affuming pretenfions.We never knew one of the compleat productions that was not, to fay the leatt, as much defective as thofe which have been lefs arrogantly introduced to public notice,

Art. 30. Proceedings of a Court-Martial held at Fort Royal, in the Ifland of Martinico, in April, 1762, upon the Trial of MajorCommandant Colin Campbell. 8vo. 1s. Walter.

Major Campbell, of the 100th regiment, food charged at his trial, ith the murder of Capt. M'Kraag, of the fame regiment. The fact



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