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ARTICLES CONTAINED IN THE THIRD VOLUME,
Extending from January to June, 1820.
NUMBER FOR JANUARY. Art. I. Dr. Busby's History of Music. P. 1-29. A desideratum-qualifications of knowledge, temper, and talent requi
red-Dr. Busby's indiscretion and faulty ambition-his prudence in restricting research-origin and early state of music-improvements by Greeksbear no comparison with excellencies of moderns -dispute as to counterpoint of ancients--author's opinion maintained-effects of ancient music probably exaggerated-early connection of poetry and music-Grecian games promoted music-kinds and instruments of music among Greeks-Roman music appreciated-music of early Christians far from excellent-inventions and improvements of Guido, Franco, and others--music of minstrels and troubadours-figurative counterpoint cultivated in Italy-effect of printing on the art-early counterpoint in England-state of music in 16th century-author begins to give biographical sketches and characters illustrative of history—some of these quoted, as of Bird, Salinas, Purcel, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Boyce-enumeration of eminent living composers, and estimate of modern labours on the art-general character and liberal commendation of work.
ART. II. Wentworth on New South Wales. P. 29-59. Author and work generally characterized_history of colony painful
ly disgusting-former and recent state compared__local governiment disgraceful to mother country-author's proposed remedy un
suitable_some of his opinions concurred in--what is and may be cultivated advantageously in colony_taxes and expences generally mentioned-views of government in founding colony no way realized hitherto-measures proposed for benefit and reformation of colony and convicts—what may be expected from proper educationNew South Wales considered in reference to emigration—its superior advantages stated- recent discoveries promising-chief objec
tion no way insuperable---particular value of work in relation to : criminal jurisprudence and emigration,
ART. III. Townsend's Edipus Romanus. P. 59-69. dipus Judaicus characterized, and its author castigated_a recent
coincidence in favour of their notoriety_Mr. Townsend's production commended_comparative difficulties of original and parody-how overcome in both_wonderful power and consequences of assumed rules analysis declined a specimen_author's management of argument vindicated_reason for present noticė.
Art, IV. Rennel on Scepticism. P.69_88. General merit of work undertaking of it applauded_Reviewer's
essay-modern sceptics inferior to predecessors-character and causes of their system stated-David Hume appreciated-proved to be specially ignorant, and therefore sceptical-stupidity of his disciples' faith in him-Gibbon's life sketched-his scepticism originated in defect of judgment-mutability of Bayle's opinions defeats his opposition to revelation-evidences for religion quite sufficient for hearty conviction, and level to plain understandings—Mr. Rennell's mode of treating subject narrower than reviewer's, but his views essentially the same supposed relation between physical sciences and scepticism considered and explained - danger of resting in secondary causes overcome by great philosophers—imputation against medical men relieved gross blunders of some of them exposed, as Bichat, Morgan, Lawrence-specimen of author's powers-revolutions of scepticism somewhat singularits metaphysical disciples succeeded by a much feebler sect--the materialists--comfort to be derived from their discordancy- contemned faith of a Christian surpassed by that of an ultra-sceptic-dissentions of the two classes of sceptics interesting-tranquil sítuation of a Christian amid their mutual hostilities.
Art. V. Miss Thurtle’s History of France. P. 89-91. History, as well as works on science, rarely written by females--this
little work affords some evidence of their power such a history needed-general character of work and specimen.
ART. VI. Stale of the Country. P.91-110. Crisis demands unappalled avowal of patriotic opinions-parliamen
tary documents confirmed the previous suspicions of a malignant disaffection have accordingly roused good men to defence of constitution, as Lord Grenville-scoffers of the danger reprobatedschemes of radical reformers admitted to be impracticable, and on that very account to be resisted neutrality of leading men highly injurious--enumeration of bad symptoms-relative situation of Opposition and Ministers as to threatening aspect of reformers greater credit due for information and patriotiem to the latter they may be necessitated to measures alike unfriendly to their own interests and the free nature of the constitution their supposed selfishness, then, a pledge of their moderation measures actually proposed by them examined and approved advised conciliation of disaffected questioned-affair at Manchester to be candidly and tenderly discussed. POSTSCRIPT. Irish Roman Calholic Priests. P. 111-116. Willingness of Journal to receive and admit corrective communica
tion Letter to Editor-defence of Irish Roman Catholic Priests against mis-statements on the part of Mr. Curwen.
ART. I. Essays on Phrenology. P. 123–145.
Drs. Gall and Spurzheim-article Cranioscopy sides with former
work of a different character its defects and inaccuracies-Dr. Leach censured-return to Mr. Samouelle-explanatory disco. very.
ART. III. Hints for Early Education. P. 154-163.
ART. IV. Ivanhoe. P. 163-199.
extracts its high and novel character appreciated—its personages
ART. V. M‘Crie's Life of Andrew Melville. P. 199-225.
work--sketch of Melville's life-his character-conciliatory spirit
ficulty of the task-author's plan analysed-sanctioned by Ricardo