« PreviousContinue »
APRIL 1807...... JULY 1807.
TO BE CONTINUED QUARTERLY.
JUDEX DAMNATUR CUM NOCENS ABB01ITOR.
PRINTED BY D. WILLISON, CRAIG'S CLOSE,
FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO. EDINBURGH,
AND SOLD BY
JOHN MURRAy, 32. fleet-STREET,
ART. I. The Dangers of the Country, By the Author of
II. Remarks on the Husbandry and internal Commerce of
III, The Stranger in Ireland; or, a Tour in the Southern
and Western Parts of that Country in the year 1805.
By J. Carr, Efq.
IV, A Tour to Shiraz, by the Route of Cazrum and Firu-
zabad; with various Remarks on the Manners, Cuf-
toms, Laws, Language and Literature of the Per-
fians, &c. By Edward Scott Waring, Efq.
V. Subftance of the Speech delivered in the Committee of
Finance, 29. Jan. 1807, by the Right Hon. Lord
VI. A Portraiture of Quakerifm, as taken from a View of
the Moral Education, Difcipline, Peculiar Cuftoms,
Religious Principles, Political and Civil Economy,
and Character, of the Society of Friends. By
VII. The Stranger in America: Containing Obfervations
made during a long Refidence in that Country, on
the Genius, Manners and Customs of the People of
the United States, &c. &c. By C. W. Janfon, Efq. 103
VIII. A Hiftory of Ireland, from the earliest Account to the
Accomplishment of the Union with Great Britain in
1801. By the Rev. J. Gordon, Rector of Killeg-
IX. Speech of Mr Deputy Birch; with that of the Right
Hon. Lord Hawkefbury; and a Loyal Irishman's
Curfory Reflections on the Meafures now in Agita-
tion, in favour of the Roman Catholics of the United
X. Notice de la Vie et des Ecrits de George Louis Le Sage
ART. XI. Modern Geography. A Defcription of the Empires,
&c. &c. in all Parts of the World, including the
most recent Discoveries and Political Alterations,
&c. A new Edition, greatly enlarged. By J.
XII. An Account of the Life and Writings of James
XV. The Nature of Things: a Didactic Poem. Translated
ART. I. The Dangers of the Country. By the Author of War in Disguise, &c. 8vo. pp. 227. Hatchard, London, 1807.
WE agree with the greater part of this boding volume; and we think the author has discharged a great public duty, in endeavouring to impress the country with a sense of its dan gers, and to train us to that sort of fortitude which consists, not in shutting our eyes to the hazard, but in providing steadily against it.
After passing rather too slightly over the extent of our danger from the military power of France, and the risk of an actual subjugation, he proceeds to detail, under ten several heads, the consequences which would follow from such a calamitous occur. rence. To the few who have allowed themselves to reflect on the subject, such an enumeration must be useless; but it may startle the thoughtless, and rouse the multitude from their dream of apathy, thus to see these menaced evils embodied and spread out before them, which they have hitherto apprehended only as a remote, and indistinct possibility. If great sacrifices, too, and great exertion should become necessary, as we greatly fear they may, in the prosecution of the contest, it is of use to keep before us the amount of the miseries from which we are purchasing redemption.
The author does not dwell at all upon the horrors of the conquest itself, nor on the proscriptions and confiscations with which it would infallibly be attended. He supposes this great work to be finally consummated; and merely sets himself to estimate the changes which would be produced in the condition of the surviving population.
The first would be, the transference of our sceptre to the hands of some creature of the conqueror, or the total suppres A
VOL. X. NO. 19.