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sentiments such as in this instance it has been employed to ex-
How are their fond hopes fled,
• Come is thy day of woe,
Appall’d the tyrant Foe.
« City of equal Laws !
No more the Spoiler awes ?
" Thy Vales, thy Mountains wild.
Where she so long had smil'd.
• Why could not Pity spare,
All that was lovely there?
• Is Hope forever Aled?
For you your Sires have bled.
Nor longer pour your souls in unavailing sighs.' • On hearing, when confined by indisposition, the bell ring for Public
The oft loved warning to the Holy Place,
Mingling their wishes at the Throne of Grace
Loud as “ the voice of many waters," roll
Thou Holiest! and each earthly wish control,
Even in thy hallowed Courts. 0! put to shame
For where Thy Chosen gather in Thy name;
Art, X. Remarks on the present System of Road Making, with Ob
servations, deduced from Practice and Experience, with a view to a Revision of the Existing Laws, and the Introduction of Improve. ment in the Method of making, repairing, and preserving Roads, and defending the Road Funds from Misapplication. Third edition. with Additions. By John Loudon Me Adam, Esq. General Surveyor of the Roads in the Bristol District. 8vo. pp. 196. Lon.
don. 1820. DR. Johnson, if we recollect right, thought that the acme of posi,
tive gratification was, being wbirled along in a post chaise and four. If it be sọ, it were easy to shew how much of human happiness must depend on the state of the Roads, and how much gratitude is consequently due to the professor-or, should we say? the discoverer-of the infant science of road-making. To a person of Dr. Johnson's sluggish flow of spirits and iron nerves, however, it is possible that no small part of the vigorous excitement which formed the essence of the pleasure, would be supplied by the very circumstances that Mr. M° Adam bas 80 benevolently stepped forward to obviate : it was the pleasant
jolt and rattle occasioned by the resistance of a loose and rough road, or the still more vivacious movement produced by what was once in a country town a pavement, together with the perpetual indefinite expectation of some adventure worthy of being journalized, by which were kept alive a complacent sense of conrage in braving the ever present danger, and that pleasing terror which is so nearly allied to the sublime,“it was, we take it, the stimulating agitation arising from all this put together, that made the great Moralist so happy; happy as a child in a round-about, happy as a well-partnered lass in a country dance, or, as a Parisian taking the gentle exercise of the Montagnes Russes. But Mr. M‘Adam is for destroying much of this pleasure. He would have a road to be an artificial flooring coinposed of a strong, smooth, solid surface, over which carriages may pass without any impediment; he would have no barrelled roads that keep a carriage upon an agreeable slope, deeming a fall of three inches in a road thirty feet wide quite sufficient for the purpose of draining it; be would have no ruts, no gridironed roads, as they term, in some parts, such as have been cut into longitudinal furrows; he would have no heaps of loose, unsifted gravel thrown on the top of a road already too convex, for the purpose of exercising the dexterity of the coachman and the muscles of his cattle in crossing and quartering, while the wheels grate horrible music :-in fact, he is for reducing the pleasures of travelling to the common-place qualities of safety and expedition. To fathers of families, indeed, to plain, plodding men of business, to all persons of weak nerves and physical irritability, to coach proprietors, who naturally wish their horses to last three years on the average if possible, as well as to all persons who were in favour of Lord Erskine's bill against cruelty to animals,-finally, to all those who grumble at paying a high toll for the privilege of travelling on a bad road, Mr. M'Adam's labours may not appear wholly unimportant and uninteresting; and to them we very strongly recommend the perusal of the remarks and documents contained in the present volume. Next in importance to the consideration which relates to their personal safety and that of their families, and the wear and tear of their property, will appear to them the economical bearings of Mr. M'Adam's scheme. The gross abuses arising both from ignorance and peculation which bave long been suffered to exist in the application of the tolls, form one subject to which Mr. M'A. forcibly invites the attention of the Legislature: the waste of public money in this way, is estimated at one eighth of the road revenue of the kingdom at large, the proportion near London being much greater. The volume is, in fact, replete with very valuable information.
Art. XI. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
*** Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the Eclectic Review, by sending information (fost paid) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works ; which they may depend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan.
The second volume of Morell's His. Mr. E. Howitt is printing, Selections tory of England to the close of the reign from Letters written during a Tour of George the Third, and which com through the United States, in 1811, pletes the series of Studies in History, illusirative of the native Indians, and of will be published in a few days.
ike Einigrants. Mrs. Graham, author of a Journal of George Colman the Younger will soon a Residence in India, is printing, an publish in a quarto volume, Posthumous Account of a Residence of three months Letters, addressed to Francis Culman, in the Mountainous Country east of and George Colman the Elder; with Rome, with engravings of the banditti a notations aud remarks. and peasantry.
Dr. Thompson is printing a new ediThe Rev. T. Jebb is preparing a work tion of bis System of Chemistry; and is on Sacred Literature; comprising a preparing a work on the Practice of review of the principles laid down in the Chemistry. Prelections and Isaiah of Bp. Lowth, Very shortly will be published, Part and an application of those principles to X. of Stephens' Greek Thesaurus, which the illustration of the New Testainent. will be accompanied with a reply to the
The Rev. J. Jones, of Newchurch, critique in the Quarterly Review. near Warrington, is printing, a Course In a few days will be published, Part of Morning and Evening Prayers, for I. in 8vo. price is, of a new and beautifour weeks.
ful edition of Shakespear's Plays : the The Rev. J. Lewis, of Margate, will whole will be completed in nine parts, soon publish in octavo, the History of each of which will contain 4 plays, the Life and Sufferings of the Rev. Dr. In a few days will be published, a John Wiclif.
new and elegant edition of the Holy James Wilson, Esq. is printing, in War, by John Bunyan. Embellished three octavo volumes, a Journal of Two with eight highly finished engravings, successive 'Tours on the Continent, in and explanatory notes. By the Rev. the years 1816-17-18.
George Burder, A.M. Mr. J. Zweed, of Bocking, will soon To be published early in August, the publish, Popular Observations on Re School Prayer-Book; being a week's gimen and Diel; with rules and regula course of prayers for the use of schools tions iu regard to healih.
and young persons, together with a few Mr. J. W, W'. English, of Welling on particular occasions : also, the col. borough, has in the press, Medical and karts throughout the year, with a short Surgical Remarks; including an effec. explanatory catechism prefixed to each; tual method of removing enlargements the Church Catechism in English and from the throat, commonly called Freuch; and some select psalms and Wens.
Art. XII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
ticisms. By the Lord Bishop of St. David's. 4to.
Memoirs of Granville Sharp, Esq. Composed from his own MSS. and other authentic Documents in the possession of his family and of the African Institution. By Prince Hoare. With Observations on Mr. Sharp's Biblical Crie
Ricardi Porsoni Notæ in Aristophanem quibus Plutum Comediam partim ex ejusdeai Recensione, partim e Manu
scriptis emendatam et variis Lectionibus instructam præmisit, et Collationum Ap
Cases of a Serious Morbid Affection; pendicem adjecit Petrus Paulus Dobrce,
principally incident to feinales after A M. Collegii SS. Trinitaris Socius
delivery, abortion, &c. and arising from 11. Is, boards, large paper, 21. 23.
Uterine Hæmorrhagy, undue VenæsecJoannis Scapulæ Lexicon Græco La
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Diarrhea, Aphthe, Constipation, Scy. tum, cum Indicibus auctis et correctis.
balæ, or other causes of exbaustion and Item Lexicon Etymologicum cum The
irritation. By Marshal Hall, M.D. matibus investigatu difficilioribus et
F.R.S. E. &c. 8vo. 4s. sewed. anomalis, et Jo. Meursii Glossarium
An Historic Sketch of the causes, Contractum. Indici Græco inseruntur
progress, extent, and mortality of the aliquot Verborum millia Scotto,
Contagious Fever Epidemic in Ireland, Bastio, aliisque. Accedunt Prisciani
during the years 1817-18-19, with nu. Lib. XVIII. Pars posterior, et Am
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The Natural History of Ants. By
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