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destruction of barbarous nations, that civilised ones may lupply their place, as we praise the hand that roots up weeds in order to sow grain : but when this order is reversed, there is occasion for poignant regret ; and we are dubious which to prefer, the good sense of our ancestors, or our own senfi. Bility.
The debates on the constitution of the Scottish burghs prefented a singular scene.-Great numbers of the most respectable people in that country signed petitions for redress; yet the minister, the former friend of a parliamentary reform, did not Support their claims; and the secretary, with his coadjutor, treated them with contempt. .
Let it not be supposed from this, and our remarks on some other transactions of this session of parliament, that we mean to contribute in the smallest degree to the murmurs of dislatif faction. If any man imagine himself a better friend to the public tranquillity, he errs. But that there are discontents it would be ridiculous to deny; and, in our opinion, sinall concessions and conciliations are absolutely necessary to the national peace.
That obstinacy which excites opposition, that contempt which kindles rage, are dangerous weapons to weild at this enlightened period. In former ages it might be a prudent maxim to yield nothing, that nothing might be expected; but maxims must vary with times. If our parties be kept at such extreme distance, that the one seems to shelter itself under despotic power, and the other to Ay to republicanism, the collision, if they encountered, must be dreadful. It is surely the duty of every friend to his country, to recommend some conceffions on the part of power; temper and content to the other fide; moderation to all. The Spartan king, who diminished his own power in order to render it more lasting, may be recommended as a model to rulers, who ought to treat those who offer reasonable requests as their friends and brothers, and not to excite accumulated vengeance by a stern refusal of the smallest conceffion, far less to obtrude upon the public patience by such unwise obduracy at a critical period.
In regard to the two other kingdoms of this empire, Ireland acquired so many advantages lately by a patriotic parliament, that the has every reason to be contented and happy : but Scotland, as we are concerned to observe from some period. ical publications of that country, and to learn from intel. ligent natives ,complains much of old fetters on her commerce and improvement, not yet removed, and of the marked neglect Thewn to her interests. The despotism of last century, and Iwo rebellions of a part of her people in this, rendered Scots
land so tame, that she has long regarded any opposition to the minister, as an act of sedition carefully to be avoided, left the memory of her rebels should recur. Now becoming more industrious and enlightened, she begins to know her real interests, and to apprize all the blessings of freedom.
The parliament of Ireland has extended liberal indulgences to the Roman catholics of that kingdoin, by establishing the legality of intermarriage between them and the protestants, by admitting them to the profession of the law, and the benefit of education, and by removing all restrictions upon their industry in trade and manufacture. A reciprocal preference in the corn trade with Britain has been established. Further progress has been made in checking the immoderate use of spirituous liquors; and fome wise institutions have been ordained for the regulation of charitable foundations.
Muy 1, 1792.
Anecdotes of W. Pitt, earl of Chat-
- 383, 551
Answer to the second part of the
Appeal to the humanity and equity ot
Archery, an essay on,
Aristarchus, or the principles of com-
Arithmetical preceptor, the, 116
Arius flain, and Socinus mortally
Assembly's catechism abridged, ibid.
Attention to the instruction of the
405 B fary,
-- sermons preached
several states of Europe, resulting the nature, defects, and abuses of
of government, part I. '. 474
CHARGE intended to have been
delivered to the clergy of Nor-
wich, at the primary vifitation of
George, Jord bishop of that diocese,
delivered to the elergy of
the diocese of Llanduff. By R. Wat-
fou, biskop of Llandaff,
Chart and scale of truth, by which to
find the scale of error,
Chester, history of the county and city
- literary into:
- Collectanea ad botanicam chemicam Ellay on duelling,
180. Examination into the increale of the
90 Exposition of the beginning of Genesis,
elegant, instructive, and enter-
447 taining, in prose, 354. In versc, ib.
D Airford, in Glouceitershire, ac-
F count uf,
Female geniad, the,
cducation, sketches of,
Festival of beawy, the,
Foreign articlus :
we literary intelligence, 99
323 Fortune, instances of the mutability of,
vols, IV. V. and VI. reviewed, 143 France, a concise history of, vol. II.
95 and vindicated,
28.4 French revolution, hittorical sketch of
Enera infectorum Linnæi & Fa.
propriety of fixing, 358 froni realuri, &c.
119 terni musei Borgiani,
to W. Wilberforce, Esq. 351 11 mentary on the Muflulman law,
Book I. Alms imposed by the law,
22.-11, Marriage; III, Fo
Vows; VII. Punishments, ibid.
281 VIII. Larceny, with an extract;
229 23.-X1. Troves; XII. Abicundi
Book I. Alms Impow. Foster age;
of slaves; XIII. Persons milling;
I Ackington (James), memoirs of
ou fragmens d’un journal qui a été
Lee (Charles) esq. memoirs of, 316
Leopold of Brunswick, a poem, 350
from P. Stockdale to G. Sharp,
- to the inhabitants of Warwick,
- to the bishop of Llandaff, 229
- from Timothy Soberfides to 1.
to the rev. E. Holder, ibid.
- to Ch. Ja. Fox, on libels, 236
- to the students of divinity of
to every housekeeper in Lon.
from a gentleman in Lanca-
shire to his friend in the East Indies,
from Mr. Burke to fir Hercules
to the societies of united Irish-
345 men of Belfast,
to the right hon. Wm. Pitt, on
his plan for discharging the national
to Mr. Paine on his late publi-
Letter to Dr. Cope, and Mr.
Moore, on their proposals for pub-
to the bishop of Chester on the
nufadories at Manchester, &c. 359
of advice from a French de-
a tax for raising 6,000,000l to be
employed in loans to industrious
466 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL, D. 257
405.--Case of a bony excrescence on
· the inside of the jaw, 406.--Case of
ibid.-Account of the discovery of