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PUBLISHED BY JOSIAH CONDER, 18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
Ambrose's Opoleyta; or a Tale of Ind: a Poem . . . .158
Athaliah: a Sacred Drama. Translated from the French of Racine . 88
Bakewell's Letter, addressed to the Chairman of the Select Committee of the
Clause of Commons appointed to Inquire into the State of Madhouses . 293
Byron's, Lord, Poems ...... 595
Carlyle's Examination of the Arguments forthePre-eminency of the Roman
Catholic Episcopacy . . . . .313
Gurney's, the Rev. W. Serious Address to the Clergy of the United Kingdom,
on the Duties of the Pastoral Office . . . 84
Letter to the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, on the Subject of the
Attack mad« by his Lordship upon the British and Foreign Bible Society 52
Letter by One of the Clergy to the Rev. Thomas Gisborne, M.A. . ibid
Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland; containing an Account
of the Highlands. Printed in 1754 .... 236
Lewis and Clarke's Travels to the Source of the Missouri River, and across
the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean .... 10.5
Preston's Review of the present ruined condition of the Landed and Agri-
Private Hours of Napoleon Buonaparte . . . .93
Resolutions and Statements relative to the Persecution of the French Pro-
Rose's, Right Hon. Observations on Banks for Savings . . 599 Scott's, John, Paris Revisited, in 1815, by Way of Brussels . . 211 ——Rev. John, Enquiry into the Effect of Baptism . . . 429 Second Report of the London Society for the Improvement and Encourage-
Sharpe's Report from the Committee appointed to consider of Provision
being made for the better Regulation of Madhouses in England
the Church . . • • , ,' . .'
Williams's. Miss H. M. Narrative of the Events which have taken Place ,n
France, from the 1st of March, 1S15, till the Restoration of Louis XVIII. Ou the late Persecution of the Protestants in the
South of France . • •
London, Westminster, and Southwark . • • 401,38*
Woodcock's Reply to a Letterfrorn the Rev. Thomas Gisborne, to the Hon.
and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Gloucester, &c.. • • £?
Wordsworth's White Doe of Rylstoue; or, the Fate of the Nortons: a Poem 33
Young's, Arthur, Baxteriana .
For JANUARY, 1816.
Art. I. The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq. with Memoirs of his Life and Writings; composed by Himself; illustrated from his Letters, with occasional Notes and Narrative. By the Right Hon. John Lord Sheffield. A new Edition, with considerable Additions, 5 vols, Svo. pp. xlviii, 2928. Price 31. 5s. London. Murray. 1815.
rINHERE is something, at first sight, extremely embarrassing ■*■ to the critic, in such an appearance as that of the present Publication. It is not given to the world as a new work, but purports to be no more than a new edition of an old one; of one which made its appearance many years ago, in a quarto form. That work, as is generally known, was so favourably received, that the public may well be supposed sufficiently acquainted with its contents, no longer to stand in need either of the critic's judgement, to influence or to deter from the purchase, or of the production of select passages, to serve as specimens of the style, or as substitutes for the work itself, to those readers who, from whatever motive, might choose to be satisfied with splendid portions instead of the whole.
But, though it is no more than a new edition of an old work, it is, however, one, improved, according to the title, with considerable additions, which additions are supposed to amount to about one third of the former publication. Of these additions, then, at least, the reader of a review might expect to meet with some more particular notice.
It would, however, be no easy matter, in many cases, to distinguish, in an extensive series of narrative composition, what has been added, from the information originally given, incorporated as both are through a considerable portion of the work. And even to distinguish accurately the addition of several letters to and from Mr. Gibbon, from those formerly published, would require a more minute comparison of both editions, than is easily instituted, or would be likely to reward the time and pains necessary to be bestowed on it.
But, should even these difficulties be surmounted, and the
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