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Leipsick Fair.-The Late Leipsick Fair was attended by several Greeks from the Seven Islands and the Morea, who purchased a considerable part of an elegant impression of the priucipal Greek and Roman Classicks, edited by Schaifer, Herman, Beck, &c.

To Correspondents.

We have received an article written in defence of Capt. Porter's Journal, against the attack made upon it in the twenty-sixth number of the Quarterly Review. The writer animadverts on the illiberality and national animosity displayed in the review of Porter's Journal, and indeed in the Quarterly Review generally. This he illustrates by a quotation from the 354th page, and by pointing out a variance between the statements of the Reviewer, and the letters of Capt. Hillyar, in regard to the conduct of Capt. Porter during the engagement between the Essex and Phoebe and Cherub. He introduces a quotation from Commodore Byron, in confirmation of what Capt. Porter says of the danger of doubling Cape Horn, in the month of February. Byron entered the Straits on the 17th of February, and thinks that his people suffered greatly, because "he passed the straits just as the sun was approaching the vernal equinox, when in that high latitude, the worst weather was to be expected.”


We respect the strong American feeling, which the writer exhibits, and are obliged to him for his disposition to relieve us of part of our labours. We regret that we are prevented from inserting the article, hoth because we have already devoted twenty seven pages of the second number to Captain Porter's Journal, and because the character of the Quarterly Review is now well understood in this country.

A friend has made an urgent remonstrance against the article in this Journal, entitled "Books relating to America," and we notice it, because we well know that many, perhaps a large majority, may join with him in opinion. There are a few persons, however, who have expressed their satisfaction with this particular article, and read it with more pleasure than any other, which to those who cannot read it at all. may seem strange and almost incredible. We propose, however, to continue it, because it was part of our object, indeed our chief design to notice American Literature, not only that which is contemporary, but to take a retrospective glance, at its earliest specimens, most of which have now become extremely rare. In doing this, ease is not consulted, for much of this reading is extremely irksome, tedious and unprofitable. We have bona fide, read through every one of the books we have noticed, and sometimes after reading through a

volume, hardly find a sentence to be extracted, or a reflection excited. But even in this case, the labour is not wholly lost, since by commencing this Catalogue raisonnè, we spare to others who are making researches into the history of their country, the disappointment of perusing a volume that is not worth the pains. The task is a humble one, but it may not be wholly without use and entertainment to those, who have a taste for such investigations.


In the brief notice in the last number, of the recent visits by some scientifick men, that have been made to the mountains of New-Hampshire, etc. an errour was made in supposing that the barometer used in ascertaining the height of the Monadnock was defective. Mr. J. F. Dana, who ascended that mountain, informs us, that the instrument he employed, was the improved mountain barometer of Sir H. Englefield, corrected by the standard barometer of the University; it was compared with that barometer before we went, and after our return, and was found not to vary 500th of an inch." A particular account of this mountain will be found in the last number of the N. E. Medical Journal.

The publication of an anecdote from Grimm's Memoirs, in the Boston Daily Advertiser, occasioned an application from a friend of ours to President Adams for a statement of facts respecting it, which that venerable statesman kindly communicated. We received the papers too late for insertion in the present number, but they will make an article in our next, which will be read with interest.


We regret that some of our distant subscribers have not received the numbers of the Review, so early as they wished.There has probably seemed to them to be more delay, than there really has been, since they may have supposed, that the numbers were published at the beginning of the months, by which they are dated, whereas, they often have not come out till the middle of the month, and sometimes later. Our friends will recollect also, that the only safe and convenient, and in some instances, the only practicable conveyance is by water, which is necessarily liable to some delay and irregularity. The numbers shall be put in the way of being transported, as soon as they are published, and our correspondents and agents are requested to give us information, if we do not choose the best mode of convey


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"Read, not to contradict or confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider." Lord Bacon.

SERMONS chiefly on PARTICULAR OCCASIONS. By ARCHIBALD ALISON, L.L.B. Prebendary of Sarum, &c. and senior Minister of the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh. 1 vol. 8vo. Price in boards $1 62 1-2. For a Review of these very celebrated Sermons, see Edinburgh Review for Sept. 1814, No. 46. SERMONS, by ARCHIBALD ALISON, L.L. B. Prebendary of Sarum, Rector of Rodington, Vicar of High Ercal, and senior Minister of the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh. Volume second.

Two editions of this second volume are printed; one in 8vo. the other

in 12mo.

SERMONS by the Rev. J. S. BUCKMINSTER, with a Memoir of his Life and Character, and Portrait. Second edition. Price in boards $ 2, neatly bound $2 25.

SERMONS on the CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE, as received by the different denominations of Christians. By RICHARD PRICE, D.D. with an Appendix, occasioned by Dr. PRIESTLEY'S Letters to the Author.

I. Of the Christian Doctrine, as held by all Christians.

II. Of the Christian Doctrine, as held by Trinitarians and Calvinists.
III. Of the Christian Doctrine, as held by Unitarians and Socinians.
IV. Of the Pre-existence and Dignity of Christ.

V. Of the character of Christ, as the Saviour of the World.

The above Discourses contain a summary, but very satisfactory View of the Doctrines of Christianity, as held by Trinitarians, Socinians, and Arians; and are written with that candour, fairness and good temper, that marked the life as well as the writings of their excellent author. Handsomely printed in octavo, from the last improved edition, price 50 cents.

ELEMENTS of the PHILOSOPHY of the HUMAN MIND. By DUGALD STEWART. 2 vols. 8vo. Price in boards $4 50, neatly bound $5.

The only uniform, elegant, and accurate edition of this celebrated Work, which has been printed in the United States.

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FEMALE SCRIPTURE CHARACTERS; exemplifying FEMALE VIRTUES. By the Author of the "Beneficial effects of the Christian Temper on Domestick Happiness." From the third London Edition.

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope....Rom. v. 4.


Saint Paul hath turnished us with so rich a variety of moral and spiritual precepts, subordinate to the general laws of piety and virtue, that out of them might wei. be compiled a bouy of Ethicks, or system of precepts de officis, is truth and completenças far excelling those which any philosophy hath been able to devise or deliver. Dr. Barron.

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AN INQUIRY into the right to change the EccLESIASTICAL CONSTITUWith a TION of the CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES of MASSACHUSETTS. Preface, addressed to the Rev. Joseph Lyman, D. D. under the sanction of whose name such a change has been proposed to the people of this State. To which is prefixed, Dr. Morse's Report to the General Association of Massachusetts, from the Panoplist of August, 1815.

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PRACTICAL HINTS to YOUNG FEMALES, on the duties of a Wife, a Mother, and a Mistress of a Family. By Mrs. TAYLOR, of Ongar, Author of Maternal Solicitude for a Daughter's best Interests.'

Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Solomon.

From the third London edition.

"We strongly recommend these Practical Hints' to the attention of young females, who are not the only description of persons, however, that may peruse them to advantage." Eclectic Review, July, 1815.

"The duties of a wife, of a mother, and of a mistress of a family, are admirably portrayed, and most successfully urged, in this little volume. It is a book that will be placed in the hands of those who are to fill these enviable situations with the utmost advantage. The short religious portion at the conclusion is warm, affectionate, and just, but not tinged with the slightest spirit of fanaticism. British Critick, May, 1815.

A NEW LITERAL TRANSLATION of all the APOSTOLICAL EPISTLES, accompanied by the Greek Text, with a COMMENTARY and NOTES, Theological, Critical, Explanatory and Practical. To which is added, a History of the Life of the APOSTLE PAUL. By JAMES MACKNIGHT, D.D. Author of a Harmony of the Gospels, &c. To which is prefixed, an Account of the Life of the Author.

Very elegantly printed, in 6 vols. 8vo. Price in boards $ 18, neatly bound $21.

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THE FOUR GOSPELS, translated from the Greek, with Preliminary Dissertations and Notes, critical and explanatory. By GEORGE CAMPBELL, D.D. F.R.S. Principal of the Marischal College, Aberdeen, with the Author's last Corrections.

In 4 vols. 8vo. Price in boards $ 9, neatly bound $ 10.

LECTURES on SYSTEMATICK THEOLOGY and PULPIT ELOQUENCE. By the late GEO. CAMPBELL, author of the Translation of the Gospels.


PERSONAL NARRATIVE of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, between the years 1799-1804. By ALEXANDER DE HUMBOLDT, and AIME BONPLAND. Written in French, by ALEXANDER DE HUMBOLDT, and translated into English, by HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS. In 8vo. Price in boards, 250 cents.

"We congratulate the present age on having produced a traveller, armed at all points, and completely accomplished for the purpose of physical, moral, and political observation. In M. DE HUMBOLDT we have an astronomer, a physiologist, a botanist, one versed in statisticks, and political economy; a metaphysician, an antiquary, and a learned philologist-possessing at the same time, the enlarged views, the spirit, and the tone of true philosophy. This assemblage of acquirements, so seldom found in the same individual, is in him accompanied with the most indefatigable activity; with the zeal, the enterprise, and the vigour which are necessary to give them their full effect." Edinburgh Rev. Nov. 1814,

“M. De Humboldt is not only a traveller the most extensive and varied in his observations, and the most directed in them by philosophick views; but he is withal, the most learned, and has more of the knowledge derived from Books, than we believe has ever fallen to the share of one who had looked so much at nature

with his own eyes." "The translation bears the marks of good execution, and is The work of a lady well acquainted both with the language from which, and the

Fanguage into which the translation is made-and who is, besides, intelligent, and interested in the subjects about which she writes." Edinburgh Rev. No. 49.

The most cursory perusal of these works cannot fail of producing a conviction, that it would be extremely difficult to find another individual who could traverse the same regions under the same circumstances, and return with a richer freight of those treasures which nature has so profusely scattered between the tropicks." Augustan Rev. Sept. 1815.

TRAVELS in the INTERIOUR of BRAZIL; preceded by an account of a voyage to the Rio de la Plata. By JOHN MAWE, Author of a Treatise on the Mineralogy of Derbyshire. In 1 vol. 8vo. illustrated with plates, and a map.

The principal part of this work relates to the interiour of Brazil, where no Englishman was ever before permitted to travel, and particularly to the Gold and Diamond districts, which he investigated by order of the Prince Regent of Portugal. From the high sanction under which he began the undertaking, and the length of time he devoted to it, his narrative may be expected to throw considerabie light on a rich and extensive colony, hitherto little explored, and at present highly interesting.


Of the knowledge, sagacity, skill and experience of this author as a mineralogist, we have before had the most honourable testimony, and this production cannot fail to add considerably to his reputation. It has also inuch of the recommendation of novelty, for the state of the mines of Brazil, and of the agriculture of the country, has hitherto been very imperfectly known; there is also perhaps in this volume, the most satisfactory account which we have hitherto had, of the unfortunate expedition against Buenos Ayres, by General Whitelocke, and the causes of its failure are impartially detailed, and perspicuously explained: altogether we consider the work as a valuable addition to our geographical collections, and more particularly acceptable, as exhibiting what has not yet appeared in any English publication, a scientifick account of the diamond mines and diamond works of this part of South America." British Critick, June, 1813.

A JOURNEY through PERSIA, ARMENIA and ASIA MINOR, to CONSTANTINOPLE, in the years 1808 and 1809, in which is included, some account of the proceedings of His Majesty's Mission under Sir HARFord JONES, Bart. K. C. to the Court of the King of Persia. By JAMES MORIER, His Majesty's Secretary of Embassy to the Court of Persia. In 1 vol. 8vo. with Plates, and a Map.

"In the elegant work of Mr. Morier, we have an interesting report of the last of the English Embassies, under Sir Harford Jones. As Persia has not been described by au Englishman since the civil wars that followed the usurpation of Nadir Shah, our curiosity was powerfully excited by the anouncement of Mr. Morier's work; and we can unreservedly declare that in its perusal, we have been abundantly gratified.” Monthly Magazine, 1813.

"The work before us is one of those which requires little recommendation,-for the respectable situation in life, and important office of Mr. Morier in the Embassy, sets the mind at perfect rest as to the authenticity of the facts related; and the modern state of Persia being but slightly known to us, we naturally feel an eager desire to read and be informed." Gentleman's Magazine.

"Mr. Morier possesses spirit, activity and intelligence; together with an eager desire of acquiring information, and truth and judgment in directing his attention to the most deserving objects. Critical Review.

MEMOIRS, &c. of General MOREAU, with a fac simile of his last letter to his wife, and an engraved plan of the passage of the Rhine, at Strasbourg. By JOHN PHILLIPPART, Esq. Author of “ Memoirs of Bernadotte," &c. &c. In 8vo. In 8vo. Price $2 00 in boards.

'It appears to have been the object of the author to present to the publick a correct Memoir of General Moreau, in which he has included every circumstance of importance, military and political, that attaches to the career of that most dis

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