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several other medicines enumerated by our Author, are indispensable articles in a medicine chest, especially when the family reside at a distance from any medical practitioner; but they should be kept under lock and key. When the liver be
comes affected by a residence in hot climates, or by the unhappy fondness for spirituous liquors,' we agree with our Surgeon, that calomel is prodigiously effective. But as our present business is with young mothers and their infants, in whom the liver is not likely to be affected by such causes, we have only to recommend most earnestly, that calomel be never taken from the medicine-chest, but under specific medical directions. As. to wine of antimony, given by our Author under the head of Emetics, we must protest against its use for any such purpose. On this point, we are directly at issue with our Author, who prefers it to the far more innocent and wholly unobjectionable medicine, the powder or wine of ipecacuanha. He gives a curious reason for preferring the wine to the powder - as they'(the wines) “are less nauseous, and produce vomiting (i. e. nausea) 'sooner.' We prefer the powder.
We should throw some other medicines out of his domestic catalogue, as either superfluous, or proper only to be kept in reserve for medical directions. · But we have, we hope, said enough to induce our Author to reconsider his advice, and to caution our readers against the best intentioned anonymous general directions.
Art. X. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
Gentlenen 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 cousistent with its plan.
1 Napoleon in Exile. This interesting work is expected to appear in the ensaing month. It consists almost entirely of Napoleon's own remarks, in his own words, written down at the moment, during three years of the most uurestrained cominunication, and furuishes, in a way that could probably never have been anticipated, details of all the remarkable events of his life, public and private; characters of his Ministers and Generals; state secrets of the various Courts of Europe; the development of his foreign and domestic policy, anec. dotes of his campaigns, and illustrations of most of the extraordinary occurrences and persons which have astonished the world, during the last half century, in a style which carries with it its own evidence, and is sustained by facts known only to the distinguished individual by whom they were related. His death has removed the delicacy which naturally restrained the publisher during his lifetime.
The third Part of Mr. Rhodes, “ Peak Scenery, or Excursions in Derbyshire,” will be published in the course of the ensuing month. These Excursions are illustrated with a series of beautiful En. gravings by W. Cooke, from Drawings recently made by R. Chantrey, R.A. (60s. 345. and 24s, each part).
Preparing for publication, Scholastica Doctrina : or Lectures to Young Gentlemen at Boarding School, on the various branches of a liberal education ; with a characteristic view of the most approved elementary books of instruction ; also on the Conduct and Duties of Life. By J. K. Kent, Royston Seminary, Herts.
A new edition of The Jesuit's Newton may be expected in a few days, printed at the Glasgow University Press, and corrected by a Gentleman of Trinity Coin lege, Cambridge.
Preparing for publication, Bibliotheca Biblica: a Select Descriptive Catalogue of the most important British and foreign Works in the departments of Biblical
Criticism and Interpretation ; with brief notices of their Authors, and remarks on tbeir theological and critical merits. By William Orme, Author of Memoirs of the life, writings, and religions connexions of John Owen, D.D.
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Professor Dunbar is preparing for pub. lication, the Second Volume of Dalzel's Collectanea Græca Majora : the Text of Honier, Hesiod, and Apollonius Rhodius, will be corrected according to the principles stated in the Essay upon the Versification of Homer ju the 2d. part of the Professor's Prosodia Græca. The whole of the Text will undergo the most careful revision, and will be augmented by one of the Nemean Odes of Pindar; and a very considerable number of additional notes, explanatory of different passages, &c. will be given.
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To the press, a new edition of Thomas abuses of the same subjects. Coles on Regeneration, Faith, and Re The eighth Edition of " Female Scrip. pentance ; to which will be prefixed, his ture Characters,” by the late Mrs. King; two Sermons on imputed righteousness : with a Sketch of the Life of the Author edited by the Rev, John Rees of Rod: prefixed, will shortly be published.
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ability and fairness, deserve well of the public. Occupying a middle rank between works of dry information and works of amusement, they answer a very useful purpose, in this busy but unlearned age, by making general readers better acquainted with what they ought to be ashamed to be ignorant of the history of their own country. On this ground, indeed, the Author of Waverley has some claims to the gratitude of his readers; for, although as an expositor of history, he is a most delusive guide, still, we are certainly indebted to him for a personal introduction to some of the most illustrious characters of former days. After reading the Abbot, and Kenilworth, and the Heart of Mid Lothian, we feel that we have not merely read of-we have seen Mary, Queen of Scots, have seen Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Caroline. Were the historical portraits executed with even less fidelity than they are, they would still be valuable as giving an impulse to curiosity respecting the events in which those personages were implicated. In the same manner as the Lady of the Lake sent all our tourists in search of the picturesque amid the scenery of the Trosachs, and Rokeby recalled them to the milder beauties of the Greta, the Tales of my Landlord put its readers upon looking into Scottish history; and the subsequent works of the same inexhaustible pen have tended to create a strong interest in the history of our own country. This interest, the more substantial productions of the memoir-writer are well adapted to gratify. The Memoirs of the Court of Elizabeth form an acceptable supplement to Kenilworth ; and the present work will, we doubt not, succeed all the better for the Fortunes of Nigel. VOL. XVIII. N. S.