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Art. I. An Inquiry concerning the Rise, Progress, the Re-

demption and present State, and the Management

of the National Debt of Great Britain. By Robert

Hamilton, L.L.D. F.R.S.E. Professor of Natural

Philosophy in the Marischal College and University

of Aberdeen -


II. A Journey through Albania and other Provinces of

Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, dur-

ing the Years 1809 and 1810. By J.C. Hobhouse 38

III. The Nature of Things, -a didascalic Poem, translated

from the Latin of Fituz.

Lueretius Carus, accom-

panied with'Commentaries, comparative, illustrative

and scientific, and the Life of Epicurus. By Thomas

Busby, Mus. Doc. Cantab.


IV. A Voyage round the World, in the Years 1800, 1801,

1802, 1803, and 1804, in which the Author visited

the Madeira, the Brazils, Cape of Good Hope, the

English Settlements of Botany Bay and Norfolk

Island; and the principal Islands in the Pacific

Ocean, with a Continuation of their History to the

present Period. By John Turnbull


V. The World before the Flood, a Poem, in ten Cantos,

with other occasional Pieces. By James Mont-

gomery, Author of the Wanderer of Switzerland,

the West Indies, &c.


VI. The Advantages of distributing the Holy Scriptures

among the lower Orders of Society, chiefly by their

own Agency


VII. The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale. By Lord



VIII. Menoirs of the private and public Life of William

Penn. By Thomas Clarkson, M.A.


IX. The Life of Nelson. By Robert Southey



Art. X. A Sermon preached at the Parish Church of Christ's

Church, Newgate Street, on Thursday, May 6,

1813, before the Prayer Book and Homily Society,

instituted by Members of the established Church,

being their first Anniversary. By the Rev. J.W.Cun-

ningham, M.A. Vicar of 'Harrow on the Hill, and

late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Also,

the Report of the Committee to the Annual Meet-

ing, held on the same Day

XI. Correspondence of the late Gilbert Wakefield, B.A.

with the late Right Honourable Charles James Fox,

in the Years 1796-1801, chiefly on Subjects of

classical Literature


XII. Suggestions to the Promoters of Dr. Bell's System of

Tuition ; with an Account of the Hampshire So-

ciety for the Education of the Poor. The Proceed-

ings of the different diocesan and district Institutions

already formed; a general List of Schools, and the

Number of Children now receiving Instruction on

the new Plan, in the Principles of the established

Church. By the Rev. Frederick Iremonger, M.A.

F.L.S. one of the Secretaries of the Hampshire



XIII. Memoirs of the Life and Ministry of the late W.

Huntington, S.S. will, an Estiniate of his Character.

By Onesimus


XIV. An Appeal to the Protestaats of Great Britain and

Ireland on the Sabject of the Roman Catholic

Question; Afst publishga:in the Papers of the Pro-

testant Union, ia Repüly to a tate Address by Charles

Butler, Esq.


XV. Travels in Sweden, during the Autumn of 1812. By

Thomas Thomson, M.D.F.R.S. London and Edin

burgh, F.L.S. Member of the Geological Society,

and of the Imperial Chirurgo-medical Academy at



les Institutions Sociales. Par Madame de Staël

Holstein. Avec un precis de la Vie et les Ecrits

de l'Auteur.

The Influence of Literature, &c. of Madame de

Staël, translated


XIX. A Tour through Italy, exhibiting a View of its

Scenery, its Antiquities, and its Monuments;

particularly as they are Objects of classical Inte-

rest and Elucidation: with an Account of the

present State of its Cities and Towns, and occa-

sional Observations on the recent Spoliations of

the French. By the Rev. John Chetwode Eustace 360

XX. The Bride of Abydos, a Turkish Tale. By Lord



XXI. Essay on the Theory of the Earth, translated from

the French of M. Cuvier, perpetual Secretary of

the French Institute, Professor and Administrator


of the Museum of Natural History, &c. &c. By

Robert Kerr, F.R.S. and F.S. S. Edinburgh.

With mineralogical Notes, and an Account of

Cuvier's geological Discoveries. By Professor



XXII. Musical Biography; or, Memoirs of the Lives and

Writings of the most eminent Composers and

Writers who have flourished in the different

Countries of Europe during the three last Cen-



XXIII. De L'Allemagne. Par Madame La Baronne de

Staël Holstein


XXIV. An Inquiry concerning the Rise, Progress, the Re-

demption, and present State, and the Management

of the National Debt of Great Britain. By

Robert Hamilton, L.L.D. F.R.S.E. Professor of

Natural Philosophy in the Marischal College and

University of Aberdeen


XXV. The Family Instructor; or, a regular Course of

Scriptural Readings, with familiar Explanations

and practical Improvements, adapted to the Pur-

pose of domestic and private Education for every

Day in the Year. By John Watkins, LL.D. 504

XXVI. The Corsair, a Tale. By Lord Byron


XXVII. 1. Christ, and not St. Peter, the Rock of the Chris.

tian Church, and St. Paul the Founder of the

Church in Britain. A Letter to the Clergy of the

Diocese of St. David's. By the Right Reverend

Thomas Burgess, D.D.F.R S. and F.A.S. Bishop

of St. David's.

2. A Second Letter from the Bishop of St. David's

to the Clergy of his Diocese on the Independence

of the ancient British Church on any Foreign Ju-

risdiction ; with a Postscript on the Testimony of

Clemens Romanus


XXVIII. The Claims of the Roman Catholics considered

with Reference to the Safety of the Established

Church and the Rights of religious Toleration.

Inscribed to His Royal Highness the Prince Re-

gent of the United Kingdom.


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Art. I.- An Inquiry concerning the Rise, Progress, the

Redemption and present State, and the Management of the National Debt of Great Britain. By Robert Hamilton, L. L. D. F.R.S. E. Professor of Natural Philosophy in the

Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. 1813. In our last Number we announced our intention of reviewing the work of Professor Hamilton, on the “ Rise and Progress, the Redemption and present State, and the Management of the Public Debt of Great Britain."

The subject is extremely important, and, in our view of it, embraces a very wide field of inquiry into the ineans by which, during more than a century, we have been enabled not only to bear immense and constantly increasing public expences, but have at the same time become far more politically powerful, and abounding in private wealth (that is, in all the necessaries and even superfluities of civil life, and the means of obtaining them), than in any former period of our history.

Public and private wealth are, without doubt, the very lifeblood of our political existence; and the long contest in which we have successfully encountered with dauntless front and unwearied vigour the enemies of the civilized world, must have been insupportable, if by some means or other our pecuniary resources had not been made productive in full proportion to the unexampled magnitude of our expences.

During great part of twenty anxious years, armies and navies have been maintained by Britain, scarcely less numerous, and



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