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An Essgry upon the Source of Posi. think that so part of the History of twe Pleasure, Byd. W. Polidori, England will be appreciated by posM. D. Bv. pp. 54,
lerily more than that under ebe 187. Ximenes I'the Wreath; and other present Administration, for it will not
Poems. By the same Author. pp. 169. be easy to raise the national power .: 8vo. Longman and Co.
and glorzilo a greater eleration at
auy period... IT is very well observed by Stew.
Dr. Polidori's Poems are written ath, it his Philosophy of the Human mostly, in the dramatick Style
. Si Midd, 'that general consent has long
menes is the best'; and the Author ceased to attempt ihe defioition of
ollen inproves upon coinmoo known various properties,
because they are, id fact, elementary. Pain is known Christians in the Holy Land, he use
passages. Thus, speakigg of the to be do more than a perception given St. Paul's figure:... to the creature to induce it to ward off evil, which might be injúrious to
"Do they yet keep their souls, :p its existence, vor pleasure ally other In faith's mell-burnisl’darmyura" P-48. than a positive stimulus to prevent -- And again, the line is Douglaszub negligence of self-preservation by “Audi Heaven then granted what my making life agreeable. These are
the worlosire denied adski simple qualities, various, according to
- This Dr. Polidori emend,
thus: thie organ to'which they are attached;" Has Heaven then granted, what my kod therefore we are aut to be sur- 'soul desired ?" prized, that Dr. Polidori finds the deficitívns of Pleasure so very unsathe exclamation
of a fernale, chine
And he very judiciously makes it tisfactory." His leading argument is deep in the mire of love, if we way in the inain' that pleasure is much heigliteñed by the imagination by runs people into scrapes, a
so denominate that kind of it, which
and troubles. which he does not mearl Me simple truísm, but that there are numerous Polidori to be a writer of strong
Upon the whole, we think Dra pleasures whichi hiave no existence in mind and powerful Jalents: but de but through .
pagination lighting, in playa wore than work: Diftering as we do, from him by be therelore non duing justice to his real lieving that every pleasure has its
pretensions. source is the clementary property attached to the organ, by which such 138. Principles and Practices of pres pleasure is retidered perceptible, it is tended Reformers in Church and Slate impossible not to allow that Dr. Po- "By Arthur H. Kenney, D. D. Dean lideri has given us the opinions of of Aebonry, and late Fellow of Trimix Locke, Burke, and various great wri. - College, Dabling - 8vo." ters. There is much depth in the fol. vington and Counci. lowing passage, p. 25.
- We have often had occasion to re, Pleasure is never present except mark the exceeding arrogance of perwhen the imagination acis,) If we seek sotis peculiarly valuing themselves up present pleasure, we take to the bottle on’a möre zealous profession of religion to opium, [wę do nạc think there is more than their neighbours. In the minds of sent pleasure in taking pbysick] to danc. those persons, an interest laken in the ing, or yield so enthusiasms, the mere contents of the Holy Cible confera a ravings of folly; all of which have but påtent of pability; and this inęy ex. one action upon the mind that of ba- bibit by the most supercilious treal
. nishing reason, and Jetting she pie- ment of their betters and equals, who tores of the imagination pass rapidly
as they pretend, immersed ,
id in. We have known some of Dr. P. then proceeds with infinite them wird ihe most imperious doga patience to sift all the pleasures matism, elevale Romaine over Paley through his sieve, and enumerates the and the only consolation is that in various abstract pleasures arising the end suchi
persons find, from Novel-reuding; &c. &c avd ends bat id' those of their own persuasio, with, " The Pleusure of Minister's !". As to ourselves, we are disgusted at which he says' is getting rich. We tlie Bible being converted into Cobra do bot like to see philosophical er's Atithinetick, and "Holiness being bookreneuwbored with railing. Wer náde a matter of trade. We think
PP. 138. Ri
that the Author of Bertram has ac. of these popolar gentlemen are inen curately pourtrayed the misery oe who have been actually pilforied, or
casioned in private life, by Calvinis- driven out of society for peculiar abotically limiting the Divine attribute minations. The party is composed of
of benevolence, and introducing the fæces of character swimming priestieraft, as domineering and off down the stream with their very clecious as the Holy Inquisition. Set- yes titled, demagogue, and crying, ence, which delights to exhibit the See, brother, how we pippins swim.” Glory of God in the grand discove. But let us
et us give them some sound adries of high mind, places these opi- vice in a charitable form. There nionated worthies among the oi toxo. never was a time when more efforts who figure away in Debating Socie- were made for the good of the people ties. Unfortunately, knowledge of than there are at present, or less octhe world is, in a general view, a rare casion to complain of rank or slation, qualification, or these personis would or any country more free than Eng have no success. But were their con land, or which contains a larger por duct simply confined to duperybofin lion of rogues, or finds belier prodividuals it might be only warning to vision for them. They therefore fare olbers, but Dean Kenney bere shows, well in it, and much better than they that the Bible is now made, and has be would, if their designs were executed. fore been made, an hypocritical cloak The military would then take the for the villonies of traitors. His book gains to lhemselves. At least, from is not a were declamation. It is a re- impatience of anarchy, this has algular series of Historical Extracis, ways been the case in preceding Tuminously displayed, and brought times, and, we presuine, would haps down from Calvin, as " The founder pen again. of ane king, however, of Rebellion," through Hagh Peters we are certain, if they aspersed the and others, all stalking in procession, military in the manner they do, the like the kingly ghosts in Macbeth, most sacred and honourable persons with ........ "., holding a look as the Dean knows they du), there ing-glass
, the last. The addresses of would not then be that law which this kind of persons, both civil and now protects them from the horse. religious, are, however, made 10 whip. The very constitution, thereclasses who do not possess mind; and fore, which they wish to overthrow, know no more of the meaning of the is the sole preservative of their pere word, than of Greek. Their know. sons from assault, and of their means ledge does not extend beyond the in- of exercising their calumnious vocacendiary publications purposely placed tion. They ought therefore to "let before them. They cannol, like gentle. well alone."
84291157 has 70% od men, investigale a subject. Therefore, dodhe best part of society, respectable 139. A Series of Letters on enem comemos and thinking people, we cordially res
lating Medium of the British Isles ; commend the worthy Dean's elabo
addressed 20 the Editor of the Royal rale and uselul work. We speak ook
Cornwall Gazette, and originally pubfront party-principles. We consider
tished in the Numbers of thet Paper
for November 28--December 12-and the safety of properly, and the hap: December 19, 1218: wherein is laid piness of private life, to be deeply involved in this question : nur can we
before the Public a Plan for a Gene
ral Reformation of the present vicious see how the affairs of the kingdom of System of the Currency wa'a principle Heaven can properly be placed in that, with entire deference to its dectthe hands of persons who attevd solely, sion, the Wriler hopes will appear, on like the fallen angels, to sedition, and consideration, at once safe, simple, and utterly reject the Christian duty of efficacious: v Brn. pp. 47.9 Printed at submission to authority, At least
Iruro: for F. Shoberi, tie of 99991864 we are certain, that treason is no The substance of these Letters hari virtue; and we are equally certain, ing been already given in some of one that universal ruin would allend the late Nambers; it remaius only fo sayi? plans
Dr, Johnson said, that patriotism was the ceived by Dany intelligent persons last refuge of a scoundrel, and we lbat the Writer has been induced tob know from good authority that some revise there ayd publish therusind GENT. MAG. June, 1819.is
а еера. 8
a separate and more commodious mation or the Eye ; with Cases. By form.
Thomas Wbateley, Member of the Two " Supplementary Letters." Royal College of Surgeons. Evo. pp. have since been published by the same
32. Calfow. autbor, " wherein certain objec
MR. WHATELY has written an tions, to which the Counters, as pro- useful book on Opthalmics in their posed in the former Letters, were
first stages. He advises general bleedopeu, are entirely removed, and no temptation in any possible Auctuation ing, conjoined with local warm somen. of the relative value of the precivus eptirely deprecates the employment of
tations, and calomel purgatives : he metals is left to the Melter or Expor. irritant and astringent applications, ter on the one band, or to the Coiner on the other, excepting by imitations ceruse, and of opium. His theory is
as mercurial ointineat, solution of in less pure metals, for the detection well defended by numerous cases
. la of which an easy method is suggested the relaxed state of inflammation, he Containing, also, some observations on admits the utility of slightly astringent The General Principles of Currency collyrea; and we must confess that the Bank of England--the Restric. tion Act—and on ihe before-suggested of irritant means seemed inevitable,
we have seen instances where the use Establishinent in London of a State
but a lunitation of the practice merils Bullion Bank, and of Branch Stale Bullion Banks in the Provinces.”
our entire approbation. We wish lo
suggest a mode of counteractiog in, 140. 'A Letter addressed to the Right fiammalion, which has been very un
Hon, Robert Peel, &c. sc. late Chair: deservedly neglected, the practice of man of the Committee of Secrecy, ap
Setons in the temporal muscle. It was printed to consider of the State of the formerly discovered by the celebrat Bank of England, with reference to the ed Dr. Jenner; and in his experience, Expediency of the Resumption of Cash and that of many medical friends conPuyments ut the Period fixed by Law. versant with it, it proved eminently By Samuel Turner, Esy. F. R. S. successful. The cicatrix left, which is &vo. Pp. 88. , Asperne.
the apparent objection, with proper AN excellent pamphlet, by an Ex: subjection of the granulating surface, Director of the Bank; well worthy is scarcely perceptible. the attention of the Legislature and the Publick in general.
143. Strictures on a Pamphlet, entitled
“ Reflections, containing the Expedi141. Practical Observations on the Me
ency of a Council of The Church of dical Powers of the most celebrated
England and the Church of Rome te.
ing holden with a view to accommodate Mineral Waters, and of the various modes of Bathing, intended for the use
Religious Differences. By the Reu.
By Ide of Invalids. By Pairick Mackenzie, M.I). Licențiate of the Royal College
Rev. H.C. O Donnogbue, A. M. of Sl.
John's College, Cambridge, gcgc. Of, Physicians, London, &c.8. 8vo. Pp. 151, Burgess and Hill.
RELIGIOUS feuds,” says Gib* WE bare examined this little Work bon, " are implacable;" at least we with much care by the tests of our are cerlain, that nothing but a comexperience, and may safely call it a mon interest can unite them. Mr. compilation of much utility. The infor. O'Donnoghue charges Mr. Wir with mation is generally selected from the softening Popery, and censuring Probast writers on the subject, especially tesfantisin occasionally, in order to Saunders, Currie, and Buchan, and effect his design. To bring mankind from much valuable matter that has to uniform sentiment on religious subbeen tonsely diffused. It is professed- jects, always reminds us of Charles T. ly simplified for the intuition of those aud the old story of the watches. For who are in the habit of visiting wa- our parts, we acquit Mr, Wix of any teriog-places, and deserves a . place thing like a direliction of principle
, on the shelf of every inatron of fure and evil iolention. Mc, Doonogbue, tune in the country.
who writes powerfully, need nol be
alarmed. The Catholicks will unite 142. Kemarkson (he Treatment of some of witb uo religionists of any opposite the most prevalent varieties of Inflam. persuasios.
CAMBRIDGE, May 21.-The examina- the History and Antiquities of Totenban, tion of Tyrwhiti's Hebrew Scholarship Middlesex. commenced on Wenesday se'anight. The An Abridgment of Blackstone's Com candidates, were, Mr. Skinner, of Jesus; mentaries, by the late J. GIFFORD. Mr. Hodgson, of Trinity; Mr. Attwood, - Part XIV. of Aspin's Systematic Ana. Mr. Prendergast, and Mr. Ali, of 'Pem- lysis of Universal History. broke Hall. They all acquitled them. Letters on the events which have passed selves in a manner highly creditable, and in France since the Revolution in 1815. obtained the approbation of the several By Helen MARIA WILLIAMS. 8vo. learned 'examiners; vir. Dr. Lloyd; the Some Account of ibe Life of Lady Rus. Hebrew professor"; Mr. Lee, the Arabtu sell, by the Editor of Mad, do Deffand's professor; Mr. Leeson, and Dr. Ward. Lelters; with Letters from Lady Ruissell The successful candidate was Mr. Alty to her Hushand, Lord Russell, &c. &c. who was 'unanimously elected on Monday A 'Sketch of a Tour in the Highlands of last.
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