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Art. XII. An Address to the People of England in the Cause of the
Greeks, occasioned by the late inhuman Massacres in the Isle of Scio, &c. By the Rev. T. S. Hughes, Author of Travels in Sicily, Greece,
aud Albania. 8vo. pp. 44. London. 1822. OUR readers will have in recollection, that to Mr. Hughes
we are indebted for a minutely circumstantial exposure of the sacrifice of Parga on the part of the English Government to its worthy ally, Ali Pasha,-a transaction which he ventured to stigmatise as alike unjust, cruel, and impolitic. That transaction, there is reason to believe, furnishes but too fair a specimen of the politics of the British Cabinet under its present Directors. · The reports, and indeed the confident assertions,' says Mr. Hughes, • made in almost every letter which arrives from Greece, that stores and ammunition are sent out in English ships to provision Turkish fortresses; that English officers are serving in the Turkish navy and artillery; that confiscations of property and imprisonment of persons are denounced and executed, by our authorities in the Ionian islands, against the friends and relatives of those whom we are pleased to call Grecian rebels; that the rights of hospitality, in the same quarter, have in many instances been refused to the miserable fugitives from Turkish vengeance; all these considerations render an appeal to the English people still more necessary.-I appeal not to governments, statesmen and politicians. I am aware that they are surrounded with difficulties and perplexing considerations; that they are frequently obliged to pursue what appear to be temporary interests, in preference to those which are more remote, and to adopt a line of policy which their consciences cannot help condemning. But, whilst I endeavour to shew that the policy of supporting such an empire as Turkey is weak and vain, unless it were possible to effect an entire change in the moral habits and religious principles of its constituents, I would excite that ardour and enthusiasm in the breasts of my countrymen, which may lead them to express openly their sentiments in the cause of humanity.
We confess that this is a subject on which we scarcely dare trust ourselves to speak. Should it appear that England, or rather its ministers, have, either from commercial considerations, or from the state maxims of the Holy Alliance, connived at the massacre of the Greeks, loud, and deep, and everlasting execration is the only language fit to be employed in reference to their conduct. But, alas! by what foreign nation are they not execrated, except the Russians and the Turks? And is it fear of Russia,' asks Mr. Hughes, which forces
European cabinets into such a measure as patronising a power • like Turkey? Is it in the empire of the Sultan that they would
oppose a barrier to its aggrandisement? Vain hope! The • colossus of clay will be kicked down, whenever it shall please • the arctic despot to stretch out his leg.'
We earnestly recommend the perusal of this Address to our readers.
ART. XIII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
** Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the Press, will oblige the Conductors of the ECLECTIC REVIEW, by sending information (post paid) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works; which they may depend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan.
Captain Manby, Author of the Means of saving Persons from Shipwreck, has nearly ready for publication, a Journal of a Voyage to Greenland in the year 1821, with graphic illustrations. In 1 vol. 4to.
In the press, the Odyssey of Homer, translated in English prose as literally as the different idioms of the Greek and English language will allow with explanatory notes. In 2 vols. 8vo. By a Member of the University of Oxford.
Mr. Hogg has in the press, a new edition, with considerable improvements, of his Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, and other flowers. In 1 vol. 12mo.
Mr. Walter Wilson has in the press, the Life and Times of Daniel Defoe, with an account of his writings, and anecdotes of several of his contemporaries.
Mr. Thomas Nuttall will soon publish, Travels into the Arkansa Territory, with observations on the manners of the Aborigines; illustrated by a map and other engravings.
Mr. William Cooke has in the press, an Abridgement of Prof. Morgagni's work on Diseases, with copious notes.
Sixteen Practical Sermons, by the Rev. Richard Postlethwaite, recto of Roche, will soon appear.
Mrs. C. Hutton, author of the Tour of Africa, will soon publish, Memoirs of the Queens of England, with a Sketch of the Kings.
The Political Life of his Majesty George the Fourth, is preparing for publication in an octavo volume.
Mr. P. W. Watson, of Hull, is collecting materials for a Dendrologia Britannica (trees and shrubs that will live in the open air of Britain), to be published in octavo, and illustrated by coloured plates.
The Rev. Richard Hennah will soon publish, in a royal octavo volume, an
Account of the Lime Rocks of Plymouth, with ten lithographic prints of some of the animal remains found in them.
Mr. Allan Cunningham is preparing for publication, in four small octavo volumes, Scottish Songs, ancient and modern; with notes, a critical introduction, and characters of the most eminent lyric poets of Scotland.
The Rev. H. C. O'Donnoghue is printing, in an octavo volume, Academic Lectures on Subjects connected with the History of modern Europe.
The Rev. Jonathan Walton, rector of Birdbrook, has two volumes of Sermons in the press.
Mr. Gideon Mantell is preparing a Description of the Strata and Organic Remains of Tilgate Forest: with observations on the beds of limestone and clay that alternate in the iron-sand of Sussex, and numerous representations of extraordinary fossils discovered.
The History and Antiquities of Lewes, by the Rev. T. Horsfield and J. W. Woollgar, with the Natural History of the district, by G. Mantell, will soon appear in a quarto volume, with numerous lithographic prints.
The Rev. James Joyce will soon publish, in an octavo volume, a Treatise on Love to God, considered as the perfection of Christian morals.
The Remains of the late Alexander Leith Ross, A.M. of Aberdeen, with a memoir of his life, is nearly ready for publication. This volume will contain the literary remains of a young man distinguished for talents, piety, and extensive attainments in general knowledge, especially in Oriental literature.
In the press, an Abridgement of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, in a series of letters from a father to his daughter, chiefly intended for the use and advancement of female education. By a Barrister at Law, F.R. F.A. and F.L.S.
In the course of the present month will be published, in Svo, The Situation
of England in regard to Agriculture, Trade, and Finance, with a comparison of the prospects of England and France. By Joseph Lowe, Esq. This work contains an historical suminary of the remarkable fluctuations that have taken place in our national resources since 1792; and explains, at considerable length, the respective operation of war and peace. The revolutions to which our agriculture, our trade, our paper currency have been successively subjected, are passed in review, as well as the rapid increase of our population, and its effect on our public revenue. The situation of France, in these respects, is
Napoleon in Exile; or, a Voice from St. Helena. The opinions and reflections of Napoleon on the most important events of his life and government, in his own words. By Barry E. O'Meara, Esq. his late Surgeon. With portraits, 2 vol. 8vo. 11. 8s.
Art. XIV. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
A History of the British Empire, from the Accession of Charles I. to the Restoration; with an introduction, tracing the progress of society, and of the constitution, from the feudal times to the opening of the history; and including a particular examination of Mr. Hume's statements relative to the character of the English Government. By George Brodie, Esq. Advocate. 4 vols. 8vo. 21. 12s. 6d.
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Right Hon. Lord Byron, with anecdotes of some of his contemporaries. 8vo. with a fine portrait by Harlowe, 14s.
Memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini. Written by Himself. Edited, with notes, from the last Milan edition, by Thomas Roscoe, Esq. 2 vols. 8vo. with a portrait.
Memoirs of the Life of Artemi of Wagarschapat, near Mount Ararat, in Armenia, from the original Armenian, written by Himself. With an engraved view of Mount Ararat. 8vo. 12s.
A Dictionary of French Homonymes; or, a new Guide to the Peculiarities of the French Language, being a collection of French expressions similar in sound, but differing in signification: illustrated by numerous anecdotes, jeux de mots, &c. particularly designed for those who are desirous of acquiring the language of social intercourse. By D. Boileau. 8vo. 9s. 6d.
explained and compared with that of England; and the concluding chapters of the book are appropriated to the consideration of the disproportion still existing in the case of wages, salaries, and other money incomes the operation of a sinking fund-and the expediency of a change in our financial system.
Chronological Notes of Scotish Affairs, from 1680 till 1701; being chiefly taken from the Diary of Lord Fountainhall. 4to. 11. 168.
In the press, a Treatise on the Use of Mosca, as a Therapeutical agent, by Baron Larrey: translated from the French, with notes, and an introduction containing a history of the substance. By Robley Dunglison, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
A Collection of the several Points of Sessions Law, alphabetically arranged, contained in Burn, Blackstone, Const, and Nolan. By the Rev. Samuel Clapham, A. M. Rector of Gussage St. Michael, Vicar of Christ Church, and one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of Hants. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 8s.
The Trial of James Stuart, Esq. Younger of Dunearn, before the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, on Monday the 10th of June, 1822. With an Appendix of Documents. 8vo. 3s. 6d.
An Inquiry into the Present State of the Statute and Criminal law of England. By John Miller, Esq. of Lincolns-Inn. 8vo. 9s. 6d.
The Architectural Antiquities of Normandy containing One Hundred Plates, comprising Views, Elevations, and Details of the most celebrated and most curious remains of antiquity in that country. By John Sell Cotman. Accompanied with Historical and Descriptive Notices, by Dawson Turner, Esq.
dom Displayed; in a series of Letters. By the Author of Select Female Biogra phy. With a plate and woodcuts. 12mo. 7s.
Halidon Hill: a drama ic sketch from Scottish history. By Sir Walter Scott, bart. 8vo. 6s.
The Poetical Works of James Hogg, now first collected, and containing the Queen's Wake-Pilgrims of the SunMador of the Moor-Poetic MirrorSacred Melodies, &c. &c. beside many miscellaneous poems and songs, never before published. 4 vols. f.cap 8vo. 11. 10s.
The River Derwent and other Poems. By William Branwhite Clarke, B.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge. 8vo. 6s. 6d.
The Poetical Works of Barry Cornwall, now first collected. 3 vols. small 8vo. 11. 1s.
The Vale of Chamouni, a Poem, By the Author of "Rome." 8vo. 6s. 6d.
Chinzica, or the Battle of the Bridge; a Poem in ten Cantos. By Henry Stobert. 8vo. 12s.
The Grave of the Last Saxon; or the Legend of the Curfew, a Poem. By the Rev. W. L. Bowles, Author of Letters to Lord Byron, Poems, &c. 8vo, 6s.
The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter. Edited by Thomas Cloutt, M.A.(To be completed in about 18 vols.) 8vo. Vols. II. III. IV. 12s. each.
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The High Calling of the Gospel. In twelve Discourses. By the late Rev. Frederick Thruston, M. A. 8vo. 8s.
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The Nature, Obligation, and Reward of preaching the Gospel. A Sermon, delivered at Glasgow at the annual meeting of the Union of the Congregational Churches of Scotland. Orme, Perth. 8vo. 1s. By William
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The Baptist System, its own condemnation. By Peter Edwards, Author of Candid Reasons. 12mo. 1s.
Christ, the Son of God, the great Subject of a Gospel Ministry, opened and recommended,in Two Sermons, preached at St. Helen's, on Acts ix. 20, by the Rev. John Guise, D.D. and two by the late Rev. John Hill. Republished, with a preface affixed, by Anna Williams, Authoress of Incitement to early Piety, Hints from an invalid Mother to her Daughter, A Call from the Dead to the Living, &c. &c. 12mo. 4s. 6d.
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A Sermon preached on occasion of the death of the late Rev. J. Hawksley, and comprising an account of his late illness. By the Rev. Joseph Gilbert.
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Travels to Chile, over the Andes, in the years 1820 and 1821. By Peter Schmidtmeyer. To be completed in four parts, illustrated by plates, consisting of views of the Pampas, and of the passage over the Andes, into Chile. Part 1. 4to. 5s.
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