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portion of mankind peculiarly depends, cannot be questioned. Though they to be established in every great town; and the more minute and specific they are, the more fully do they answer their purpose-but that which increases their local value diminishes their general importance.

In the present well-conceived and not ill-executed attempt to ascertain all the moral and natural causes which affect the health of the inhabitants of Paris, we find nothing to extract that appears very interesting to an English reader. The whole work, indeed, might be usefully consulted as a guide to any person who should engage in similar researches at the place of his own residence. It is divided into two parts; the first of which treats on the situation, soil, air, seasons, food, water, mode of living, and clothing, of Paris; the second, of its hospitals alone.

ART. XXXIII. Révolution du 18 Fructidor; &c. i.e. The Revolution of the 4th September 1797: with a Detail of preceding and subsequent Events. By an Eye-witness. 8vo. PP. 27. IS. Dulau and Co. London.

THIS "HIS narrative rather describes the outside phænomena than the inside springs of the recent revolution in France. The Directory, who ought to be passive instruments for executing the will of the majority of the representatives of the people, are themselves become the supreme authority. They cashier without forbearance, and banish without trial, those members of the legislature who express a wholesome jealousy of their authority; and they seem likely, under the pretext of endless conspiracies, to invade the only remaining fortress of freedom, to prolong beyond its legal term the power of their partisans, and to declare their parliament perpetual, It must be acknowleged, however, that this change has been occasioned by an absurdity of profligacy in the opposite party, which has rarely been equalled.

P. 15. Confidence of victory was equal on both sides. All Paris, convinced that public opinion leaned towards the Councils, expected their success. Still, accounts were brought to different members of the precautions and projects of the Directory, which deterred several from sleeping at their own houses :-but they met in the house of legislation with confidence, from an idea that the inspectors of the hall, who superintend the police of its purlieus, would there be able to protect them from arrest. It was here resolved in a private committee, at which the Generals Pichegru and Willot assisted, to attack the triumvirs. Pastoret was ordered to draw up the act of accusation:-the division in the Directory, of which two members sided with the Councils, gave boldness to the assailants;

and Thursday, 31st August, was fixed for voting the impeachment: -but the edifice gave way, when the breach was to be mounted. Trouçon du Coudray and Thibaudeau suggested a remark that the whole basis of accusation rested on the supposed unconstitutional arrival of troops, whereas there were no troops in Paris; so that it would be proper to dispatch members, in different directions, to inquire whether troops were really advancing, and to endeavour at adducing some evidence of their having passed the constitutional boundary. The advice was followed: but the delay was fatal. The secret got wind, and the Directory at once determined on the critical measures."

It would have been much better if the French Directory had consisted of three persons only; and if a new one had been nominated by the Council of Five Hundred immediately after the arrival of each fresh bevy of deputies. By these means, the Directorial majority must ever have coincided with the majority of the representative body. Pentarchies, we have experienced it in Hindostan, are the most inconvenient of sovereignties.

ART. XXXIV. Des Emigrés Français, &c. i. e. On the French Emigrants, in reply to M. de Lally-Tollendal. By J. J. LEULIETE. 12mo. pp. 170. Hamburgh. 1797. Imported by De Boffe, London.

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OF F the original work of M. de Lally-Tollendal, we gave a sufficient account in our last Appendix, p. 508 Were we not inclined to favour the impression of his arguments, and of his rhetoric, we should attribute some weight to the reasons here adduced, and some value to the skill here displayed, in opposition to the validity of his humane suggestions:-but we lament to see a young and an eloquent man engaged in the ungenerous task of defending persevering animosity, and political

intolerance.

ART. XXXV. Nouveau Voyage autour de ma Chambre. New Travels round my Room. 12mo. pp. 200. Brunswick. 1797. Imported by Dulau and Co. London.

ΤΗ HE Voyage autour de ma Chambre of the Chevalier Ximenes, printed at Turin 1794, is well known in the world of polite literature, for the novelty, vivacity, and urbanity, which grace the composition. This imitation is of a very inferior stamp equally desultory, but with less ingenuity; as full of reflections, but far less piquant; as trifling, but not so witty. Our new loco-motive animal fabricates the same form of shell, but knows not how to line it with pearl.

INDEX

To the REMARKABLE PASSAGES in this Volume.

N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.

A

AGRIPPA, Henry Cornelius, some
account of, and of his works, 509.
Aikin, Dr. epigram by, 457.
Alfieri, Count, his Tragedies enume-
rated and characterised, 528. His
remarkable dedication of his Junius
Brutus to General Washington, 530.
Alum, observations on the different sorts
of, 506.

Annales de Chimie revived, 501. Review
of select papers in the resumed public-
ations of that collection, ib.
April Day, a poem. See Dallas.
Arabian Nights, &c. that famous work

considered as the Odyssey of Arabia,45.
Astle, Mr. his letter on the tenures and
customs of his manor of Great Tey
in Essex, 299.
Astronomy, remarkable problems of.
See Rios.

B

Bailly, M. his address to his fellow-
citizens, in defence of his political
conduct while Mayor of Paris, 293.
Bailment, law of, 437.
Banking, that business charged with
iniquity: but the charge ineffectually
supported, 220.

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Buonaparte, grand festival in honour of
his capture of Milan, 579.
Bürger, G. A. his death lamented,
516.
Burgbley House,

some descriptive

sketches of, 235.
Burns and scalds, Dr. Kentish's system
relative to, 324.
Remarkable case,
325.

Butchers, in some foreign countries,
their merciful manner of slaughtering
cattle, 3, 4,

с

Canadian Scenery, poetically displayed,

210.

Carter, Mr. his account of sepulchral
monuments discovered in a field in
Lincolnshire, 301.

Carye, Sir G, his life, written by him-
self, 392.
Catharine, Empress of Russia, her am-
bitious and tyrannical government,
433, the note. Poetic invective against
her, 459. Some good traits in her
character, 536. Her misunderstand-
ing with her son Paul Petrovitch, and
fondness for bis son Constantine, 537.
She ascends the throne on the sudden
death of her husband, 540. Her ex-
traordinary character, 547. Rules
her empire by her paramours, ib. Her
manner of ruling ber favorites, ib.
Mode of chusing and initiating them,
ib. Manner of dismissing her fa-
vorites when they ceased to please,
548. Lists of her successive fa-
vorites; with an account of their
immense pecuniary gratifications, 549.
Catullus, specimens of a new translation
of, 275.

Chapman, his translation of Homer, not
destitute of merit, 428. His phrases,
epithets, and rhymes, frequently adopt-
ed by Pope, ib.

Chaptal, M. his process for making wool
soap, 501, On the juices of certain
vegetables, and on the circulation of
carbone in vegetables, 504. On
alum, 506.

Charles 1. of England, a modern tragedy
dedicated to, 53T.

Chedder Cliffs, 310-311.
China, Sir George Staunton's account of
Lord Macartney's embassy to, 69.
Arrival at Ten-choo-foo, and wel-
come reception from the Chinese, ib.
Sketch of the country in the journey
to Pekin, 122. No marks of vagrant
beggary, 123. No state religion in

China, ib. Pekin described, 126.
The Chinese divided into three classes,
129. The embassy leave Pekin, and
advance into Tartary, where the Em-
peror then resided, 130, Difficulties
about the ceremony of introduction to
the Emperor, 131.
The pompous
interview described, 133. Return of
the embassy, after travelling in China,
nearly 20 deg, of latitude, chiefly by
canals, 242. Account of the Chinese
language, ib. Of the written cha
racters, 243. Manners and customs
of the people remarkably opposite to
those of the Europeans, 246. Arts
and agriculture, 248. Their govern-
ment, 249.
Chrysolorus, Manuel, some account of,
508.

Clubbe, Mr, his translations from Ho.
race, 216,

Coquetry, severely but justly censured,
364.

Cornwall, mines of tin there, and of
silver, 307-309. Remarks on the
Cornish language, ib. Its affinity
with the Weish, 110.
CORRESPONDENCE with the Reviewers,
Clericus Bedfordensis, on the Greek
middle verb, 120 Rusticus, on the
projected Oxford edition of Strabo, ib.
Cestriensis, on the "Anecdotes of the
House of Bedford," ib. Goldsmith de-
.fended, in regard to his Ballad of

Edwin and Angelina,' 239. Milton
not the first English writer of sonnets,
240 A. B. in defence of Dr. Adam ·
Smith, on the Wealth of Nations,
360 Mr. Douce, respecting the Re
viewer's account of his papers in the
Archæologia, 479. Mr. Scott, on his
answer to Paine's Age of Reason,
480.

Cowper, Mr. his translation of Homer

critically appreciated, 429.
Cricklade, the famous election for that

borough, in 1982, produces a happy
instance of Parliamentary Reform, 385.
Groonian Lectures, in which the morbid

actions of the strait muscles and cornea
Cruikshank, Mr. his experiments rela
of the eye are explained, &c. 3'3.
tive to animal impregnation, 315#
316.

D

Dallas, Mr. his poem of April Day,
given as a specimen of his poetic
works, 423.
His excellent defini-
tion of gratitude, 426.

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Denne, Mr. remarks on 'the whimsical
ornaments on the church porch at
Chalk in Kent, 299. On stalls in
churches, 301. On paper-marks, ib.
On the life of Mr. Phineas Pette, a
celebrated ship-wright, 388.
Diamond. See Tennant.
D'Israeli, Mr. his miscellanies com-
mended, 375
His curious chapter
on Prefaces, ib. His sensible disqui-
sition on the phrase "the enlightened
public," 376.

Divine, Christian, poetic eulogium on
the character and conduct of a con-
scientious one, 453..

Donald Bane, an heroic poem, extract
from, 50.

Douce, Mr. papers communicated by,
for the Arabaologia, 303, 304. Let-
ter from, to the Reviewers, respect-

ing those papers 479; Correspondence.

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Dress of the English ladies, in former

times, certain ornamental parts of de-
scribed, 304.

Dropsy of the spine, observations re-
Iative to, 19.

Dyer, Mr. his free-mason's song, 473.

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G

Gardens, near London, account of those
that were most noted about 100 years
ago, 303.

previous to the revolution, 256. Se-
cret history and anecdotes relative to
that great change, 291. General re-
sult of that stupendous event, consi-
dered in a moral view, 298. Biogra
phical anecdotes of the founders of the
republic, 365. Spy on the French
revolution, 494. Encyclopedists, song
on, 496. Barère's thoughts on the
scheme of government of, 532. Pre-
sent state of religion in France, 55a.
New sect of the Theophilanthropists,
with the articles of their religion, 554.
The new system patronized by the
people of Paris, $55. Its near re-
semblance to the Christian Scrip
tures,' ib.

Gay, John, characterized as a poet, 86.
Germany, travels in, since the present
war became so distressful to that em-
pire, 22.

Gibson, Mr. his account of the most

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