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miserable subsistence from those charms which had been the glory of royal circles-to sell for a morsel of bread her reluctant caresses and her haggard smiles-to be turned over from a garret to a hospital, and from a hospital to a parish vault? Have they forgotten how the gallant and luxurious nobleman, sprung from illustrious ancestors, marked out from his cradle for the highest honours of the State and of the army, impatient of control, exquisitely sensible of the slightest affront, with all his high spirit, his polished manners, his voluptuous habits, was reduced to request, with tears in his eyes, credit for half-a-crown, -to pass day after day in hearing the auxiliary verbs mis-recited, or the first page of Télémaque misconstrued, by petulant boys, who infested him with nicknames and caricatures, who mimicked his foreign accent, and laughed at his thread-bare coat? Have they forgotten all this? God grant that they may never remember it with unavailing self-accusation, when desolation shall have visited wealthier cities and fairer gardens;-when Manchester shall be as Lyons, and Stowe as Chantilly;-when he who now, in the pride of rank and opulence, sneers at what we have written in the bitter sincerity of our hearts, shall be thankful for a porringer of broth at the door of some Spanish convent, or shall implore some Italian money-lender to advance another pistole on his George!

Note on Niebuhr's Roman History.

We have long been desirous of giving an account to our countrymen of M. Niebuhr's Roman History, one of the most. justly celebrated works of our times. But finding that the author was employed in preparing a Second Edition, so enlarged and amended as to be a new work, we postponed our criticism until its publication; and having since learned that a Translation from the Second Edition is now preparing, with the approbation and sanction of M. Niebuhr, by Messrs Hare and Thirlwall, of Trinity College, Cambridge, we think it better to defer the criticism till a version thus authorized shall be in the hands of the general reader. A translation has, indeed, appeared; but we understand it to be made from the first edition, and it would be sufficient for us to know, as we do, that it is disapproved and disavowed by M. Niebuhr, The English public are, in common fairness, bound to try him by the edition of this work which he offers as complete, and by the translation which he adopts as a faithful copy of the original. Mr Thirlwall is already known by his Version of Schleiermacher on St Luke's Gospel,-a volume which surpasses most original works in ability and learning. It has been said, but we believe most inaccurately, that the alterations of M. Niebuhr in his second edition, have a political purpose.

No. XCII. will be published in October.

Printed by Ballantyne & Co.

ART. VI. Spirit of Party

VII. The History of Ireland. By John O'Driscol

VIII. The Parliamentary Writs and Writs of Military Sum

mons, together with the Records and Muniments re-
lating to the Suit and Service due, and performed to
the King's High Court of Parliament and the Council
of the Realm, or affording Evidence of Attendance
given at Parliaments and Councils. Collected and
edited by Francis Palgrave, &c.




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IX. A Short Review of the Slave Trade and Slavery, with
Considerations on the Benefit which would arise
from Cultivating Tropical Productions by Free La-


X. Journey from Buenos Ayres, through the Provinces of
Cordova, Tucuman, and Salta, to Potosi, thence by
the Deserts of Caranja to Arica, and subsequently to
Santiago de Chili and Coquimbo, undertaken on be-
half of the Chilian and Peruvian Mining Association,
in the Years 1825-26. By Captain Andrews, late
Commander of H. C. S. Windham

I. 1. Natural Theology, or Evidences of the Existing
Attributes of the Deity, collected from the Appear-
ances of Nature. By William Paley, D.D. Illus-
trated by a series of Plates and Explanatory Notes.
By James Paxton, Member of the Royal College of
Surgeons, London.

2. Animal Mechanics, or the Design Exhibited in the
Mechanism of the Bones, Muscles, and Joints of Ani-
mals, from the Library of Useful Knowledge, pub-
lished under the Superintendence of the Society for
the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge




OCTOBER, 1827.


ART. I.-The Epistolary Correspondence of the Right Honourable EDMUND BURKE and Dr FRENCH LAURENCE. Published from the Original Manuscripts. 8vo. pp. 332. London, Rivingtons. 1827.


HE Letters contained in this volume are extremely interesting, as connected both with the literary and the political history of the last century. They were written in the unrestrained freedom of intimate friendship, without the most distant view of publication, by two men, both highly gifted with natural parts, almost equally distinguished among their most learned contemporaries for extraordinary acquirements; both actively engaged in the great scene of letters and of affairs which the close of the century presented; and if not both persons of the highest celebrity, yet one of them ranking among the greatest names in the philosophy and the history of the country, and the other his approved associate and familiar friend. The subjects upon which we are here presented with their most unreserved thoughts, are the passing events of a period, when every succeeding month was big with changes, each equal in importance to those that formerly used to distinguish one age from another. And those topics are here handled, not merely by near observers, but by actors in the scene, or by those, who, having just ceased to act, continue to counsel and guide their former associates. Great, however, as, on all these accounts, our desire naturally is to begin at once upon the important matter thus laid before us with no common attractions, we must pause for a while to say something more in detail of both the eminent

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