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ART. I. The Life of the Right Honourable John Philpot Cur-
ran, late Master of the Rolls in Ireland. By his
Son, William Henry Curran, Barrister-at-Law p. 259
Men Collected from the Conversation of Mr Pope,
By Samuel Weller Singer - - - 302
Restrictions upon Foreign Commerce. By a Mem-
ber of the late Parliament - - - 331
Times to the Present : Comprising the Lives of Emi-
and Illustrative. By Thomas Busby, Mus. Doc.
Letters. Translated from the French of L. H. C.
tion. By J. Relfe.
prising an Account of its Public Buildings, Chari-
ties, and other Concerns. By James Cleland 382
specting the United States of America. Part First.
of British Writers. By Robert Walsh, Esq. 395
skritsprache in vergleichung mit jenem der Grie-
original texte, et einigen abschnitten aus dem Vedas,
Latine vertit, et Adnotationibus illustravit Françis.
2. L'Enseignement Mutuel ; ou Histoire de l'Intro-
duction et de la Propagation de cette Méthode,
ment ; ou l'Enseignement Mutuel, appliqué aux
Sin in the brinking and the country
ART. I. 1. Ivanhoe. A Romance. By the AUTHOR OF WA“
VERLEY,' &c. 3 vols. Edinburgh, Constable & Co. 2. The Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley; comprising
Waverley, Guy Mannering, Antiquary, Rob Roy, Tales of My Landlord, First, Second, and Third Series; New Edition, with á copious Glossary. Edinburgh, Constable & Co. 1820. SINCE the time when Shakespeare wrote his thirty-eight plays w in the brief space of his early manhood-besides acting in them, and drinking and living idly with the other actors and then went carelessly to the country, and lived out his days, a little more idly, and apparently unconscious of having done any thing at all extraordinary—there has been no such prodigy of fertility as the anonymous author before us. ' In the period of little more than five years, he has founded a new school of invention; and established and endowed it with nearly thirty volumes of the most animated and original composition that have cnriched English literature for a century-volumes that have cast sensibly into the shade all contemporary prose, and even all recent poetry—(except perhaps that inspired by the Genius or the Demon, of Byron)---and, by their force of colouring and depth of feeling-by their variety, vivacity, magical facility, and living presentment of character, have rendered conceivable to this later age the miracles of the Mighty Dramatist. . Shakespeare, to be sure, is more purely original; but it should not be forgotten, that, in his time, there was much less to borrow --and that he too has drawn freely and largely from the sources that were open to him; at least for his fable and graver sentiment; --for his wit and humour, as well as his poetry, are always his own. In our times, all the higher walks of literature have izpen so long and so often trodden, that it is scarcely possible to keep
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