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tenths of Britain will doubt this fact, but I have repeatedly experienced the truth of it. The fences, it is unneceffary to add, muft, in this fyftem, be incomparably good ;-which neceffity, I apprehend, is a particular merit in a mode of hufbandry; for a conduct that forces the farmer to have excellent fences, is, fo far, of great utility. It is alfo requifite to add, that there must be a pond in the field, which never fails. In a good crop of clover, well fenced and watered, fwinę of this fort may be locked up from the middle of May to Michaelmas; and no confumption of the clover will pay the farmer better.'
It appears, however, by another experiment, that hogs fed with mown clover, in confinement, will not thrive; without doubt, air, exercife, and cleanlinefs in confequence, are as effential to the welfare of fwine, as of other animals. This appears to be Mr. Young's opinion, in his general obfervations on rearing hogs.
The general refult of these experiments is drawn into one view in a very few words.
Milk mixt with pollard appears to be, of all food, the most proper for rearing of pigs.
Milk alone is good.
Boiled carrots, excellent, and fully proved to be fufficient for any farmer to depend on, who does not keep a good dairy.
Potatoes are alfo a very good food.
Turnips, cabbages, and malt-duft, very bad.
Of green food, that which is growing, is clearly the beft; mown, and given in ftyes, it is pernicious.
In the field, lucerne is fuperior to all the reft. Clover comes next, then fanfoin: all these three are good. Burnet laft, and bad.' The refult of his trials of fattening hogs, will appear from the following remarks:
It appears from thefe experiments, that pollard alone is a cheaper food than peafe alone.
That boiled carrots is much the most profitable food that has been tried.
That buck-wheat is a more profitable food than peafe.
That feveral kinds of food mixed, is better than being given alone.
• That the meal of any one, or of various kinds of grain, is better and more profitable than the whole grain, mixed or alone.
That peafe and barley are a much fweeter food than beans.' But, beides the flesh, our Author inftances the dung as a confiderable article of profit. I have found, fays he, that go hogs will, in fatting, yield as much manure as is worth thirty pounds on the spotand where ftraw or ftubble are to be had very cheap, to a much greater amount.'
Our Author, and every other perfon concerned in this important branch of the farming and husbandry bufinefs, will find a very curious paper on the fubject, by turning to our Review for January, 1755
Art. 10. An Account of the Difeafes, Natural Hiftory, and Medicines of the Eaft Indies. Tranflated from the Latin of James Pontius, Phy
fician to the Dutch Settlement at Batavia. To which are added Annotations by a Physician. 8vo. 3s. 6d. fewed. Noteman. Bontius is a well-known author. His Account of the Diseases, Natural History, and Medicines of the East Indies, was published about 130 years fince; and is ftill confidered as a work of confiderable merit. The Tranflator's views in fending him forth in an English dress are pointed out in the preface.
There never was a time, fays he, when the peculiar circumstances of foreign climates fo much merited the attention of a commercial people, as, at prefent, the Natural History and Diseases of the East Indies. Thefe being profeffedly treated of by Bontius, it was apprehended, that a tranflation of that valuable author would be a work of public utility, calculated, not for the benefit of the faculty alone, but of all those who either refide in, or vifit the oriental countries, as containing the most important precepts for the prevention of endemial difeafes, as well as the method of cure.
Concerning the tranflation it is fufficient to say, that no other liberty has been ufed, than lopping off a few trifling redundancies, and changing the arrangement of the fubject into an order which appeared more natural. The freedom of the tranflator might perhaps have been extended, with indulgence, to the alteration of fome prefcriptions and theoretical opinions, which may now be regarded as obfolete. But as most of the medicines are indigenous in the Indies, it feemed more eligible to retain them on the authority of the author, than facrifice his faithful obfervations of their effects, to the temporary and inconftant modes of practice. With regard, however, to the few obfolete opinions which occur, though thefe alfo are preserved in the tranflation, they are remarked in annotations. And in order to render the publication more complete, an account is added of the nature and cure of fuch difeafes as have been omitted by the author.'
The tranflation, we find, is executed agreeably to this plan, and does juftice to the original.
Art. 20. The Veil Unrent; or, A Walk in the Tombs. A Poem. With the Death-bed Scene. 4to. 6d. T. Baldwin, in May's Building. The Writer exclaims,
Oh! miferable me, to die thus wretched! This line, which, by the way, is one of the best in the poem, should be read thus:
Oh! miferable man, to write fo wretchedly!
Art. 21. Bufinefs, Pleasure, and Prudence: a Fable. Infcribed to the Right Hon. William Lord Boston. By John Lockman. Folio. 6d. DodЛley.
Every body knows what poetical talents Mr. Lockman poffeffes.
RELIGIOUS and CONTROVERSIAL.
Art. 22. Chriff's Parable of the Ten Virgins: being the Subftance of two practical Difcourfes, by Henry Stebbing, D. D. Chaplain in Ordinary to his Majefty, and Sunday Lecturer to the Society of
Gray's Inn; and to the United Parishes of St. Laurence-Jewry and St. Mary Magdalen, Milk-Street. 8vo. 1 s. Flexney. 1709. This is a plain, practical difcourfe, upon part of the above parable; and is principally addreffed to young perfons. It appears to be the defign of the Author to engage their attention to those inward principles of piety and goodness, by cultivating which they may be formed to usefulness and happiness. This we apprehend to be his meaning, when he explains the phrafe of taking oil in their veffels with their lamps, by having and maintaining Chrift's religion: not merely their being profeffors of Chriftianity, or having a cold belief of its truths, but acting upon and agreeably to them. In this view his difcourfe is ferious, fenfible, and well calculated to promote the great ends of piety and virtue.
Art. 23. A Letter to a young Gentleman at Oxford, intended for Holy Orders. Containing fome feasonable Cautions against Errors in Dectrine. 8vo. I s. Robinfon and Roberts.
The Writer of this Letter is a great enemy to thofe crying and damnable fins, herefy and fchifm; especially the Arian herefy, the invention of which he afcribes to Satan: fo that now we know what religion the devil is of. He here (the Author we mean, not the old Arian gentleman juft mentioned) warns his young friend against the errors of infidelity, enthufiafm, lukewarmnefs, and fuperftition; against Confeffionalists, Monthly Reviewers, Blafphemers, Reprobates, and Methodists. This zealous Champion for orthodoxy feems, indeed, to be a very good fort of man: only, like honeft Parfon G- -r's wife, 66 a little too bot."
Art. 24. Sermons. By the late Rev. Mr. Sterne. Vols. 5, 6, 7. 12mo. 7 s. 6d. fewed. Becket. 1769.
As thefe difcourfes were published by the Widow of Mr. Sterne, there is no doubt but they are the productions of that pen to which the public is indebted for the fermons of the celebrated Yorick: but we fee no other reafon for the fuppofition.-For aught that appears, either in the matter or the manner of thefe pofthumous publications, they might have been the work of Mr. Sterne's curate,-or of any other curate in the kingdom.—It was well obferved, in a cenfure of the 3 vols. now before us (published in one of the Chronicles) that "it is a very injudicious kindness in our furviving friends, to publish the fweepings of our studies."
Art. 25. The Hiftory of Eliza Musgrove. 12mo.
2 Vols. 4 s. 6d.
Had the fheets of this work been corrected with due care at the printer's, the penfive amufement it affords would have met with no interruptions. The bafenefs of parents in facrificing the welfare of their children from fordid confiderations, and the folly of those who are depraved enough to accept fuch facrifices, are pathetically exemplified in a narrative that will affect any reader, thole excepted, who have children they refolve to difpofe of, in the literal acceptation
of the common phrafe: For when avarice has rooted itfelf in the heart, it is rendered totally infenfible of humane impreffions.
Art. 26. The Sibyl; A Novel. By a Lady.
fewed. Johnfon and Payne.
12mo. 2 Vols. 5 s.
Sir Nicholas Fairfax, a baronet of fordid difpofition and brutish manners, lives at variance with his fifter, Lady Jane Beaufort, and brings up two beautiful daughters at his remote country-feat, lvycaftle, in total ignorance of the world; intending that a young coufin of theirs, then abroad, fhould take his choice of them: and he is made, without any preference of paternal affection, to entertain the abfurd refolution of facrificing the fortune and interefts of the rejected fifter, in favour of her who fhould be chofen. Eliza is the happy fifter; and Lady Beaufort the aunt, though perfonally a ftranger to the young ladies, contrives to introduce a gentleman captivated with Henrietta, the other fifter, to Ivy-cattle, in the difguife of an old fortune-telling gypsy. Here his predictions favour his intentions; which end in the aunt very unjuftifiably perfuading Henrietta to leave her father's houfe, and her being married the next morning to the old Sibyl, now transformed into a young baronet: fhe is then brought back. and all matters are accommodated with the father. This is the outline of a flory, neither natural nor defenfible; but improbable circumstances required, perhaps, improper measures to rectify them.
Art. 27. The Small Talker; A Series of Letters from a Lady in the West of England, to Lady Anne D-, abroad. 12mo. z s. 6 d. Johnfon and Payne.
By the appellation Small Talker, we are to understand a general lover, a man who makes a cruel sport of engaging the affections of every female who comes in his way. This volume contains an intereiting flory, rendered still more affecting by the levity of one of the above described worthless characters: and there can hardly be any reader of either fex fo giddy, as not to receive fome good hints from it, the impreffion of which will laft—at leaft while it is reading. Art. 28. A Sketch of Happiness in Rural Life, and of the Mifery that attended an Indifcreet Paffion. Small 8vo. 1 s. 6 d. Millan. 1763.
A fhort epiftolary account of a journey into the New Foreft, Hampshire, fomewhat after the manner of our quondam friend the admirable Shandy: but as the narrative lays claim to a foundation of facts, the melancholy ftory of the author's friend gives the whole letter a serious turn; fo that the imitation is not that of Triftram in his joyous moments. The performance, however, poffeffes one degree of merit which diftinguishes the Author among his competitors in this flyle of writing;--he does not mifunderstand his original fo much as to fuppofe that indelicacy would give his copy a fufficient refemblance to it.
The Author propofing to spend fome time with a rural family at a certain lodge in the New Foreft, thus relates his firft arrival, which will ferve as a fpecimen of the performance.
Paffing through the wilds of the new foreft, my fancy would point out the spot on which flood, fair and flourishing, a noble city, town, village or villa, all, all destroyed by the accurfed will of one tyrant; in pursuit of that pleafure which caufed the depopulation of fo rich a country, his fon fell: oh! may tyrants themselves meet the ftroke of juftice, when they attempt to wreft the laws of the conftitution to infamous purposes.
As I approached the confines of the lodge, with an enthufiaftic pleasure, 1 hailed the spreading oak, where, under the kind protection of its fhade, I fhould laugh at the troubles of fociety, and enjoy the eafe of obfcure retirement.
'I faw the house, and alighted-I brought the reins of the bridle over the horse's face, and hung them on the pale,-then went forward-the door wide open, with feeming hofpitality invited me to enter-I did-The door belied not the fentiments of those who dwelt within-unknown they faluted me with kindness, time had worn me from the memory of the old man, as well as from that of his wife; none else were prefent. I told my name; with the utmoft fimplicity of joy they welcomed me to the lodge-Martha was called-Martha, the darling of their age-the ftranger was anounced-Martha, clean and as chaste as those who guarded the vestal fane, entered the room. God protect me! faid fhe, having kicked her foot against something that had almost thrown her down as fhe was advancing-her appearance fo full of innocence and fimplicity, drew from me an involuntary amen, and I believe I added, may foul befal him who fhall dare to offer violence unto thee--if I did not utter the words, I am fure that I devoutly withed it--Martha approached, her fingers were intermixed, and her arms hung negligently down, fo that her hands came to a point-the dropped a curtfey of kind falutation, and a hearty welcome fparkled in her eyes-fhe blushed,-and holding down her head, efpied my boots; but foon recovering herfelf, the demanded of her father, if my horfe had been taken care of-a negative reply drew from her, poor beaft, the flies will fting him to death"-could there be a keener reproach?-1 felt it-faid I to myself, beast that thou art, fo foon to forget the obligations which thou oweft to thine horfe, and to requite his fervices with ingratitude, by expofing him to the fcorching heat, and to the tormenting flies-Martha perceived I was embarraffed-fhe called her brother -William came-William led my horfe into the ftable, I faw that he was well cleaned, and that he had good hay. Then-then -no, I could not quite forgive myfelf-what muft they endure, who having been brought into life, and conftantly received the molt affectionate marks of friendship, fhould they requite their benefactor with neglect, defertion, cenfure and vile reproach-occurred to my recollection, the hugenefs of this ingratitude reconciled me to myfelf, and I was ftroking my horfe when Martha told me―tea is waiting.
The father, mother, Martha, William and myself were at the table, the tea was made; the exhilarating stream was poured into the neat ftone cups, the most delicious cream was added, and the fweetest bread and butter, made by Martha's own labour, crowned the repafthere the voice of fcandal is not heard; these happy