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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.
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
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.
To the REMARKABLE PASSAGES in this Volume.
N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the
AGRIPPA, Henry Cornelius, some
Annales de Chimie revived, 501. Review
considered as the Odyssey of Arabia,45.
Bailly, M. his address to his fellow-
Buonaparte, grand festival in honour of
sketches of, 235.
Butchers, in some foreign countries,
Canadian Scenery, poetically displayed,
Carter, Mr. his account of sepulchral
Carye, Sir G, his life, written by him-
Chapman, his translation of Homer, not
Chaptal, M. his process for making wool
Charles 1. of England, a modern tragedy
Chedder Cliffs, 310-311.
China, ib. Pekin described, 126.
Clubbe, Mr, his translations from Ho.
Coquetry, severely but justly censured,
Cornwall, mines of tin there, and of
Edwin and Angelina,' 239. Milton
Cowper, Mr. his translation of Homer
critically appreciated, 429.
borough, in 1982, produces a happy
actions of the strait muscles and cornea
Dallas, Mr. his poem of April Day,
Denne, Mr. remarks on 'the whimsical
Divine, Christian, poetic eulogium on
Donald Bane, an heroic poem, extract
Douce, Mr. papers communicated by,
ing those papers 479; Correspondence.
Dress of the English ladies, in former
times, certain ornamental parts of de-
Dropsy of the spine, observations re-
Dyer, Mr. his free-mason's song, 473.
Gardens, near London, account of those
previous to the revolution, 256. Se-
Gay, John, characterized as a poet, 86.
Gibson, Mr. his account of the most