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INDEX TO THE FOURTH VOLUME.

79

109

166.

344

84

Reviews.

The Balloon

Cottage of Rosa, on visiting the 170

Barrett': Heroine

218 Days of Yore

344

Carnot on the Defence of Fortified Places 265 Defence of Fort M'Henry

433
Correspondence between Fox and Wake The Dead Twios

518

field

89 Indian Gold Coin, Verses to

346

Cuvier on the Theory of the Earth 206 Kiss of the Rose

517

Damiano on Chess

273 Lines in Remembrance of a Lady the

Edgeworth's Patropage

i Author saw but once

256

Essays on the Pleasures of Literary

to a Fire-Fly

434

Composition

105 Melo-drame, on the

171

Feinaigle's Art of Memory

117 Sabbath Morning

Horsley's Speeches in Parliament 268 Sonnet to *****, on a Moonlight View
Kirsan's Sermons

457 of Highland Scenery

Mare's Travels

353 --to the same

Moore's Irish Melodies

282 Spencer, Rev. Thomas, Verses on the
Mudford's Life of Comberland 368 Death of

347
Mugical Biography

441 Stanzas on a Picture of Newstead

Nelson's Letters

452 Park

Semple's Tour
36 Tell-tale Eyes

256
Sir Hornbook

286 Tomb of the Homming Bird
Southey's Carmen Triomphale
Suinine Détajls sur Moreau

DOMESTIC LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC

Tableau de la Litterature pendant le

INTELLIGENCE.

XVIII. Siecle

American Biographical Works 174

ORIGINAL.

Buckminster's Sermons

262

Benschorten, Rev. Mr. V.

263

man rigelow Flora

Biography of Barlow

68

Claqessourg, Battle of

Lord Byron

437

-Gov. Colden

351

307

Campaigns of Western Army

-Gen. Pike

261

380

Cicero, Translations of

Clarke's Naval History

174

--Capt. Porter

225

Homer, New York edition of 520

-Gen. Scott
Earthquake at Venezuela

Collections of New York Historical

:

B01

., Society

349

Ichthyology, Mitchill on

Porter's Journal

0 989. 306 Cotcush's Manual

436

Review of Hunt's Feast of the Poets

520
Dunlap's Life of Brown

243
Peters' History of Connecticut 49
Eustaphieve's Peter the Great

349
-Waterman's Life of Calvid 42

Harper's Works

The Lost Traveller

Henry's Herbal

435

158

Gummere's Surveying

Vanity and Flattery, a Vision 486

French Statistics

Lalon's Urano Geography

SPIRIT OF FOREIGN MAGAZINES, &c. Literary and Philosophical Society,

Transactions of

350
Account of a familiar Spirit
313 Mr. Leslie

173
Arts, Present State of in England 489 Marion, Life of

521
Bona parte, Character of

513 Melsbesmer's Insects of Pennsylvania 83
Day by the Fire,

409 Mitchill op Fish
Entrecasteaux, Chev. D', Petition of 339 Muhlenberg's Botany
Hunt, Leigh, Memoir of

73 New England Magazine

Johnson's, Dr. Preface

250 Original Pieces in prose and verse 520

May-Day

252 Palmer's Register

172

Monks of La Trappe

430 Rodman's Commercial Code

81

Porson's Character of Gibbon

515 Reid's Works

262

Smith on Psalmody

435

Postky.

Wait's State Papers

261

Wellington, Life of

172

Arabian Deserted Village

257 Wheaton's Digest

437

79 Wilson's Ornithology

519

FOR JULY, 1814.

CONTENTS.

REVIEWS,

DOMESTIC LITERARY INTELLI.

GENCE

Miss Edgeworth's Patronage, ..
Southey's Carmen Triumphale, . 19
Suinine Details sur General Moreau, 25
Semple's Tour, ....... 36

ORIGINAL.
Waterman's Life of Calvin, ... 42
History of Connecticut, ....49
Lord Byron, ........ 68

SELECTED.
Memoir of Leigh Hunt, .... 73 I

POETRY.
Sonnet on a Moonlight View of High-

land Scenery, ....... 78
To the Same, ........ ib.
Ballad, .......... 79
The Balloon, ........ ib.

Rodman's Translation of theCommer

cial Code of France--Lafon'sCrano
Geography--Melshesmer's Cata-
logue of the insects o: Pennsylvania
--Muhlenberg's Catalogus Planta-
rum Americæ Septentrionalis--Dr.
Mitchill's History of Fishes, &c. . 81
Foreign LITERARY INTELLI-

Gence.
Zerah Colbourn-- Animal Heat--Dr.

Spurzheim's Craniology-Roman
Costume--Count Rumford, &c.
&c. &c. ......... 88

OBITUARY.
The late General Brock--Dr Ogil-

vie-D Hartley, Esq.--Prince Po-
niatowski, . ........ 87

Patronage. By Maria Edgeworth: Author of Tales of

Fashionable Life, Belindu, Leonora, &c. 4 vols. 8vo. London, 1814.

[From the Edinburgh Review, for January, 1814.] None of our regular readers, we are persuaded, will be surprised at the eagerness with which we turn to every new production of Miss Edgeworth's pen. The taste and gallantry of the age may have at last pretty generally sanctioned the ardent admiration with which we greeted the first steps of this distinguished lady in her literary career; but the calmer spirits of the south can hardly yet comprehend the exhilarating effect which her reappearance uniformly produces upon the saturnine complexion of their northern reviewers. Fortunately, a long course of good works has justified our first sanguine augury of Miss Edgeworth's success, and the honest eulogy we pronounced upon her efforts in the cause of good sense and virtue; and it is no slight consolation to us, while suffering under alternate reproaches for ill-timed seve

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rity, and injudicious praise, to reflect, that no very mischievous effects have as yet resulted to the literature of the country from this imputed misbehaviour on our part. Powerful genius, we are persuaded, will not be repressed even by unjust castigation; nor will the most excessive praise that can be lavished by sincere admiration ever abate the efforts that are fitted to attain to excellence. Our alleged severity upon a youthful production has not prevented the noble author from becoming the first poet of his time; and the panegyrics upon inore than one female writer, with which we have been upbraided, have not relaxed their meritorious exertions to add to the instruction and amusement of their age. In the prosecution of our thankless duties, it is, indeed, delightful now and then to meet with authors who neither dread the lash nor the spur; whose genius is of that vigorous and healthful constitution as to allow the fair and ordinary course of criticism to be administered, without fear that their ricketty bantlings may be crushed in the correction. No demands on the tenderness of the schoolmaster; -no puling appeal to sex or age;-no depreciation of the rod! Praise may be awarded-severe truth may be told-and the reviewer be as guiltless of the blame which the author may afterwards incur—as he is uniformly held to be excluded from any share of the fame he may ultimately achieve.

Such a writer is Miss Edgeworth. In her case, we are not obliged to insinuate, to venture, to hint, but called upon openly to pronounce our opinion. The overweening politeness which might be thought due to her sex is forgotten in the contemplation of her manly understanding, and of a long series of writings, all directed to some great and paramount improvement of society ;to destroy malignant prejudices, and bring down arrogant pretenaions-to reconcile humble merit to its lot of obscure felicity, and expose the misery that is engendered on the glittering summits of human fortune, by the pursuits of frivolous ambition or laborious amusement to correct, in short, the vulgar estimate of life and happiness, by exposing those errors of opinion which are most apt to be generated by a narrow observation, and pointing out the importance of those minor virtues and vices that contribute most largely to our daily sufferings or enjoyments. Her earlier essays were addressed to the middling classes of society. In her later productions, she has aspired to be the instructress of the fashionable world; a pursuit in which we ventured to predict that her direct success, at least, would not be extremely encouraging. We do not know whether she begins to think so too; but it seems to us that she has endeavoured to unite both these objects in the work before us a short analysis of which we shall present, without far. ther discussion, to our readers.

The work is intended, as its title indicates, as a picture of the miseries resulting from a dependence on patronage, in every form

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