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ment, in May, 1774. His parrative is interspersed with many particulars relating to the natural history of Falkland's Mands ; Yome of which will be new to the Public. He appears to be a sensible, intelligent observer; and we are obliged to him for the information and entertainment afforded us by his publicacion.“ Una 79 Art. 49. A Treatise on Matrimony; or, an Address to both Sexes,
of all Ages. By W. Taplin. "8vo. 1S. Davies, &c. 1774. *
An unsuccessful attempe to write a pamphlet. :'.1 Art. 50. The Rival Ball-Rooms, or, a Collection of all the
Pieces publithed in favour of the New and Old Asembly-Rooms, at Bath, during the Disputes about Tettling the public' Amusements; in the Autumn Season. 177.4: *12mo.* 1s, Newbery: ; :
A work of infinite importance to the public! Art. 51. An Elay on the Art of Newspaper Defamation, in a Letter to Mr. William Griffin, "Printer and Publisher of the Morning Poft, a Master of that Art: By C. D. Piguenit, 8vo. 64. Printed for the Author.', 1975:
donte se cond u it The species of defamation here complained: "of, appears, to Mr.' Piguenit, to be a molt intolerable grievance. It was, indeed, once considered as a fad thing to have one's character mangled and corn to pieces by a literary affaffin,' when the instances were tefs common; but now that almost every body is attacked, the person who palles the papers unnoticed, is thought to be nobody : and it is matter of mortification to the man who fuppofes himself entitled to any degree of eminence, that he has not been deemed of confequencé enough even 10 be abufed in a news paper.. .
Di FOREIGN PUBLICATION, nos inserted in the last Appendix. Art. 52. Memoire pour le COMTE De Guines, Ambaffadeur du • Roi, &c. - Memorial of the Count de Guines, French Ambaffador • at the Court of London ;' againit Mesr. Tort and Rogers formerly
his Secretarjes, &c. 410. 3 S : Imported by Almon, 1719.
The Public hath often heard, by the news-papers, of the charge; or, rather, recrimination, brought again't the Count de Gaines, by his late secretaries, of jobbing in the Englifla funds. That the secretaries jobbed, and that their dilaoneit purposes were frustrated by theis own blunders, is certain; but whether they acted in this une worthy capacity merely on their own account, and without their master's knowledge, or by his direction, and on his account, is the grand question. The Ambassador, in this Memorial, seems to have clearly and fully exculpated himself, and co have fixed a charge of the most fagitiqus treachery and baseness on his fervants, and their accomplices. --As this is an affair of public concern, and of great importance, we are glad to see it so well explained. It is to be hoped, too, that the unfolding this mystery of iniquity, will prove a sufficient warning to the Bulls and Bears of the Alley, and teach them to be more cautious for the future, how they cabal and intrigue with the servants of persons in public employments, in order ce come at those fecrers which are supposed to be confided in them. Those servants must be rascals and betrayers, in the first instance; and, consequently, as onworthy to be trusted by their associates as by their masters.' '.
CORR E S P O N D ENCE. ..FOREIGN LITERATOR E. T7E are obliged to our Correspondent J. H. for enabling us to
gratify, or at least excite, the curiosity of our philofophical Readers, by announcing to them the approaching publication of a fingular work on the subject of Phypognony.s. From a paper lately printed at Leipfiç, which he has communicated to us, and which contains a profpectus of this undertaking, it appears that the Author, M. Laveter, whom our Correspondent characterises' as a man of parts, much, celebrated in Switzerland--the friend of Gesner, & fimilis & fecundus,' has endeavoured to reduce phyfiognomy to a science, or, at least, to enlarge our knowledge of the characters and intimate dispositions of men, by pointing out those external but characteristical traits with which nature or habit have marked the human countenance. He does not offer this work as an entire or complete system ; but presents it under the modest title of · Frage ments of Observations, Conje&ures, and Refications on Phyfiognomy,'
It is evident that the principles of this art cannot easily be communicated without the allistance of engravings. . Accordingly a set of plates constitute the bafis or most essencial part of the work; which will confift, at least, of four volumes in quarto, large paper. la these plates will be exhibited, among other articles, particular lineaments and outlines of the human countenance ; ketches of na. tional physiognomies; representations of the passions, and other af. fections of the mind ; antique heads, and various portraits, in front, and in profile, representing remarkable persons of different characters, both living and dead. Each volume will cominence with some general discourfes, which are to be followed by obfervations, criticisms, and detached reflections on particular physiognomies represented in the plates. These refie&ions will be of such a nature, as pot to give any offence to the living. · We have only time and room to add, with respect to this fingular undertaking, that the work is written in the German language ; and that the text is accompanied with a French translation, executed under the inspection of the Author: that the impreslion of the firt volume is begun; and that it is expected that a volume will be ready to be delivered to subscribers every succeeding Leipfic fair; beginning with the delivery of the first, at the fair in Easter next; and that as each volume will contain from twenty-five to thirty-six sheets of text; eighty or a hundred plates; and forty or fifty vignettes, the price of each will not be less than two or three new Louidores.
Peter Puerile's Letter contains fome just remarks, with one or two, that seem to justify the name which he has modestly assumed.
What he says about hirelings,' and authors being paid the famo for writing ill as well,' is not only ill founded, but, begging his par. don, impertinent.
His remarks on pleonasms and perifologies, are more admissible. The very word pleonasm is, perhaps, in our language, a redundancy,
The striking instance of exuberant expression produced by him, from
“ vaft, capacious, deep, of ample size,". ..
Mr. Paerile's other instance of redundant expresion, taken from
Some very modern alterations in our orthography, introduced by Johnson, and other writers, as errour for error, terror for 'terror, parlement for parliament, &c. are defensible, others are disputable; and many are the mere effects of pedantry and affeétation. But, this Correspondent will consider, that our language partakes of the freedom of our country, and that where there is liberty, there will be be licentioufnefs..
We heartily agree with our Correspondent in respect to the uncommon merit of Mr. Pennant's writings, and engravings"; and we is, affure him that no impeachment of that gentleman's veracity was in tended in our comparison between the different Tours' of Mr. Pand Dr. J. We confess, however, that when we let fall an expresion about pleafing pi&tures, we did recollect what we have frequently, ac- he knowledged, by honest and candid North-Britons, that the English painter had been very kind to Scotcifh Peggy, and, like many other ikilful artists, had complimented the lady with a Aattering likeness,
The vision, at the conclusion of Mr. Pennant's last Tour, is, indeed, excellent. Our Correspondent blames-ue-for-passing it over in silence; but if we had expressly mentioned every passage that pleafed us in that entertaining work, our long review of it would have been lo much longer as to have extended far beyond our limits. He
In this miscellaneous epiftle, our Correspondent takes notice of the unfavourable account given by Dr. Johnson, of the veracity of the Highlanders. He observes, that an acquaintance of his r a Scotch-, • man, he owns) calls in question the Doctor's hasty judgment, with respect to the article of the Brogues." The two-fold intelligence, fays he, received from the Highlanders, was certainly right, Tó make brogues of tanned leather is a trade, and the price often: 2 s. 6 d. but an inferior fort (called Quorans, and in some places Reilians, or, as it is founded, Rel-ye-ans) may be and are made by any body ; being, indeed, little better than a piece of undressed kin, wrapped and tacked round the foot. ***
The same North British acquaintance of our Correspondent, is also, we find, angry with Dr. J. for his infidelity, in regard to the Earse language : averring that the Doctor “ is grossly mistaken in . asserting that there is not in the world an Earfe manufcript er book an. bundred years old.” To invalidate this affertion che zealous North Briton advances another ; viz. “ That he understands the Earse language ; that he is, himself, so years old ; and that his father was possessed of an Earse Bible, which was once the property of that fac, ther's father."
But what does the foregoing fact prove? If our Correspondent will
The pamphlet mentioned by our Correspondent, intituled, Tbe
has formed a very right judgment of it, viz. That it contains a
On the whole, we are obliged to this Correspondent for his long and friendly epistle ; we thank him for noting the slips of the press which happened in our last; and we shall be glad to hear from him again, as opportunity may permit.
sentiments are neither - 173, art. 10. l.ll. for Sentiments neither -19, parohit b. for begnute acknowleges, ni pe P. 139, art.X;/
: ttt.. In the Monthly Review for November laft, the old Scots
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at We are obliged to the Gentleman who sent ús intelligence of
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+ Posibly, after all, only one of those Irish Bibles 'mentioned by Dr. Johnson.
Loan, or lone, is used for lane, in Staffordhire, and perhaps in other parts of the kingdom. ' " ' iii..
I Bogon, or buggan bo, means the same thing in Shropshire, and other English counties. Children are terrified with this notion of a Spectre; and if a horse takes fright, the people will say, " He spied
buggen ;” or, " the horse took buggan."
jI *** vrata in this month: 0
pon, par. Hon for decade, read
duads the world, thus mistaken,
decurs four lines in this par.. lor art. 42. tatoasrincerad on to be a principal
Art. I. Infcriptiones antiqua, pleræque nondum editæ, in Afia Minori
et Grecia, præfertim Athenis collecta. Cum Appendice. Exfcripfit ediditque Ricardus Chandler, S. T. P. Coll. Magd. et Soc. Antig. Soo cius. Oxonii, E Typographeo Clarendoniano. Foi. il. 5 s. Boards. Dodsley. 1774. THIS work may be considered as a Supplement to the col
1 lections of ancient inscriptions with which the Public has been favoured by Gruter, Muratori, Spon, Hesselius, Pocock, and others. It is dedicated to the Dilettanti Society, at whose expence Dr. Chandler, Mr. Revett, a skilful architect, and Mr. Pars, an ingenious painter, were sent to examine the curious remains of art and antiquity in Greece and Asia Minor. The Society were very happy in the choice of the persons whom they fixed upon to conduct their laudable design ; and we have beretofore had occasion to mention these gentlemen with approbation, in our account of the Ionian Antiquities *. Dr. Chandler, in particular, was admirably qualified for his part of the unde:taking, not only by his accurate and extensive learning, but, also, by his having already treated upon the Marmora OXONIENSIA.
The utility and the difficulty that attend making collections of this kind, are touched upon by cur Author in his preface :
• Magnis quidem et variis usibus inferviunt iftiusmodi monumenta. Incisa sunt in iis deorum, populorum, illustriurta virorum, Judorum, magistratuum, officiorum et menfium nomina, aliaque permulta quæ scire amant eruditi. Nemo, nisi literarum reconditiorum plane expers, ignorat quam csimia in
* See Review, vol. xlii. No. for May, 1770, where we gave an account of the principal places visited by Messrs. Chandler, Revett, and Pars, in their Eastern Tour; and of the antiquities which they met with, and have described.