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ANNUNCIATIONS OF WORKS IN HAND.

Though the List of Publications in preparation, is this Month rather deficient in number, it is perhaps of no small importance iu the value of the Works proposed. The Encyclopedia Metropolitana, promises to be a useful, and the Journal of Capt. Tuckey, an interesting Publication, while Lord Amherst's Embassy will be waited for with the greatest national anxiety.

YORKSHIRE,

The Rev. Joseph Hunter, of Bath, has in preparation for publishing by Subscription at about the price of Three Guineas on common, and Six Guineas on Fine Paper, in one Volume Quarto, with embellishments in a superior style of execution; a Topographical work entitled "ANNALS and a TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY of the PARISH OF SHEFFIELD, in the County of York, the principal portion of the District described in Domesday-Book, as the Manor of Halun."

A Jewitt, of Sheffield, Author of the Histories of Lincoln and Buxton, has also in a state of forwardness, for publishing by Subscription, in two octavo Volumes, embellished with numerous Engravings in Wood, and Etchings on Copper, SHEFFIELD AND ITS ENVIRONS: Being, a Topographical, Historical, and Statistical SURVEY of the Town and PARISH of SHEFFIELD; of the LORDSHIP or LIBERTY of HALLAMSHIRE, and of the most interesting places in their VICINITY. The price to Subscribers, to be one Guinea.

GENERAL.

Proposals are now circulating for pub lishing on the first of January next, the first Part, of the first Volume, of a New Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, entitled the ENCYCLOPEDIA METROPOLITANA, or UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF KNOWLEDGE, on an original Plan, comprising the two-fold advantage of a Philo sophical, and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with appropriate, and entirely new Engravings.

It is intended to consist of 25 Quarto Volumes, to be published in parts, (two of which will make one Volume), at One Guinea each; by the tenor of the Prospectus, this work appears to be deserving of the most liberal encouragement.

Some idea may be formed of its utility by a single glance at its arrangement,

It will form four main-divisions. The FIRST, which is called the Philosophical Part, comprises in two Volumes, the PURE Sciences.

The SECOND, or Scientific Part, the mixed and applied Sciences, in six Volumes.

The THIRD, or Biographical Part, will comprise Biography, arranged chronologically: History, Chronology, and Political Geography, in eight Volumes.

The FOURTH, or Miscellaneous Part, of eight Volumes, besides being supplementary and referential to the whole, will present the public with a Philosophical and Etymological Lexicon of the English Language; an advantage unique in itself, and possessed by no other similar

work.

There is also in the Press, to be published by authority in one Volume Quarto, similarly to Parks', Adams', and Riley's Travels, and illustrated with a Map and Engravings; a JOURNAL of the late CAPTAIN TUCKEY, on a Voyage of Discovery, in the Interior of Africa, to explore the Source of the Zaire or Congo, with a SURVEY of that River beyond the Cataracts.

This Work will consist of an INTRODUCTION, Stating the motives and objects of the Expedition, the preparations for it, the persons employed, the Literary Biography of those Persons, their unfortunate death, and a summary of the facts obtained on the Voyage. This will be followed by Capt, Tuckey's Journal, and the Journal of PROFESSOR SMITH, &c. &c. A Journal of the Proceedings of the Embassy to China, under the Rt. Hon. Lord Amherst, in one Volume, 4to. with

Plates and a Map, is under Preparation, by Henry Ellis, Esq. Third Commissary of the Embassy.

Nearly ready for publication in one Volume, 8vo. interspersed with original Letters, AUTHENTIC MEMOIRS of Mrs. JORDAN,“whose talent as an Actress embraced a wild and romantic range of character, is after no ordinary model, and possessing a glow of playfulness, a view of humour, which left all competition at a distance."

We also learn that there is now in the Press, an amusing little work, making one Volume foolscap Octavo. price about 5s., a Collection of Moral Poems, entitled, MECHANICAL FABLES.

"And," says the Author in his Preface, "conscious that there cannot be an allusion of an inimical tendency drawn from ANY of them, such as they are he submits them to the ordeal of Criticism."

GENERAL MONTHLY CATALOGUE OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

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merous figures; and combining a Glossary of Botanic Terms. By the Rev, W. Bingley, A.M. F.L-S. &c. Plain 48. 6d. Coloured 7s. 6d, London.

CHEMISTRY AND NATURAL
PHILOSOPHY.

Aikin's Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy, with an Appendix, 2 Vols. 4to. £4 10s. Od. The Appendix separate 18s.

DIVINITY AND THEOLOGY. SUPERVILLE'S SERMONS; translated by John Allen, Author of Modern Judaism, &c. 8vo. 9s.

An Appeal to the Wesleyan Methodist Societies, throughout the Kingdom, against

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Elements of Astronomy, Geography, Natural Philosophy, Mythology, and History. 2s. 6d. bd.

A Hebrew Latin and English Dictionary, containing all the Hebrew, Latin, and Chaldee Words in the Old Testament, including the proper Names arranged under one Alphabet, the Derivations referred to their respective Roots, and significations in Latin and English, according to the best authorities; with copious Vocabularies, Latin and Hebrew, and English and Hebrew. By J. S. C. F. Fry. Two thick 8vo. Vols. £.3 10s. Od. or £.5 5s. Od.

HISTORY.

COLLECTIONS towards a GENERAL HISTORY of the SYSTEMATIC RELIEF, of the POOR, &c. at all Periods, and in all Countries, with Observations on Charity, its proper Objects and Conduct, and its influence on the Welfare of Nations. By J. S. Duncan, Fellow of New College, Oxford, 8vo. 7s..

LAW, POLITICS, AND POLITICAL
ECONOMY.

THE REPORT of the SELECT COMMITTEE of the HOUSE OF COMMONS on the POOR LAWS; ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, July 1817. With all the 'Minutes of Evidence and an Appendix, 78.

The 35th Volume of Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, being the first of the late Session. £.1 11s. 6d.

Instructeur Francois, in French and English, intended to simplify, by a proThe Annals of Gallantry; being a Colgressive Series of easy and familiar Les- lection of Curious and Important Trials sons, the Pronunciation, &c, of the for Divorces, and Actions of Crim. Con. French Language. 2s. 6d. bd. during the present Reign. 3 Vols. 8vo, A Guide to Useful Knowledge; or The £.2 58. 04. or in 18 Parts, at 2s. 6d. each.

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A Letter of Advice to his Grand-daughter. By Sir Matthew Hale. 4s. 6d. bds. A Geographical View of all the Post Towns in the United States of America, on a broadside Sheet of Demy Paper. Price is.

A Supplement to Junias Indentified, containing Fac-Similes of Hand Writing, and other Illustrations. London, 8vo. 3s. The Identity of Junius with a Living distinguished Charactar established. 8vo. Portrait. London. 12s. bds.

Ægis of England; or the Triumphs of the late War, as they appear in the Thanks of Parliament, progressively voted to the Navy and Army; and the Communications, either oral or written on the subject, chronologically arranged; with Notices Biographical and Military. By M. Evens, London, 14s,

A Practical Chess Grammar, or an Introduction to the Royal Game of Chess. By W. S. Kenny. Post 4to. Coloured Plates 7s.

An Essay on the Mysteries of Eleusis. By M. Ouvaroff, Counsellor of State to the Emperor of Russia. Translated from the French. By J. D. Price, 8vo. 10s.6d.

NATURAL HISTORY.

A General System of Nature, through the three grand Kingdoms of Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals. Translated from Gmelin's and Wildenow's last Edition of the Linnean Systema Naturæ. By Wm. Turton, M.D. F.L.S. &c. 7 Vols. 8vo. £.5 5s. Od. and £.6 6s. Od.

NOVELS & ROMANCES.

The Caverns of Roseville, or the Two Sisters. a Tale, from the French of Le Souterraine. By A. Jamieson. London, 12mo. 3s. 6d. bd.

Caroline Lismore, or the Errors of Fashion: a Tale, by A. C. Mant. 12mo. 3s, 6d. bd.

John de Lancaster. 3 Vols. 21s.

POETRY & PLAYS.

Macbeth and King Richard the Third, an Essay. By J. P. Kemble, Esq. London, 8vo. 85. 6d.

Sybilline Leaves, a Collection of Poems, by S. T. Coleridge, Esq. 8vo. 10s. 6d.

TOPOGRAPHY,

Cragg's Guide to Hull; a Description, Historical and Topographical, of the Town, and Vicinity of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, with an accurate Plan of the Town, drawn by Mr. Moun tain, Architect, 12mo, 2s, 6d, Hull,

FRANCE.

Monthly Chronicle.

FOREIGN EVENTS.

The Ecclesiastical affairs of France appear to be at last finally settled. The celebrated Talleyrand, who in 1791 as Bishop of Autun, assisted by the Bishop of Lydor and Babylon, consecrated the first "Eveques Constitutionels" Constitutional Bishops, for which he incurred the displeasure of the Holy See, and received a severe monition from His Holiness Pius VI, has been ordained Archbishop of Paris, and presented with a Cardinal's Hat. Two other Bishops have been made Cardinals, and a grand promotion has taken place amongst the Members of the French Church.

The half pay Officers in the French Army have had their condition and finances considerably improved by the government. They now feel comfortable, and of course grateful to their benefac

tors.

"The Order of La Trappe," observes the Examiner, "has been revived under the auspices of the Bourbons; if revival it can be called, which cuts men off from Society, and condemns them to a living death. The devotion of the Monks of La Trappe towards the great Bestower of plenty, of speech, and of daylight, consists in emaciating themselves as much as possible, in never speaking, and in digging andcontemplating their own graves." The Government of Paris appears of late to have been annoyed by a person pretending to be the son of Louis XVI and his Queen. He bears a very great resemblance to the present royal family, but as it is pretty well ascertained that the son of that unfortunate pair died in prison, there can be little to support his pretensions.

This person about two years ago came to London, and by a repetition of this pretension was well received by many of our benevolent countrymen, who relieved his wants and acted as Britons generally do in cases of humanity,

He was well dressed, wore two watches, and had about his person a great number of trinkets ornamented with the royal cypher, and though his story was romantic, his conduct corresponded with the part he had assumed, and no unjust or unfair actions could be imputed to him during his stay. The French Ambassa

dor alarmed at the reception he met with kept a strict watch over him, and having by some means succeeded in inducing him to leave England, had him seized on landing at Dieppe by the gens d'armes and conveyed to Rouen. He is now confined in a Lunatic Assylum, but his mysterious proceedings have excited an uncommon degree of interest in the country, and no clue has yet been found to a satisfactory elucidation.

The Missionary Societies in France appear to proceed with redoubled vigour, These Missionaries have visited the provinces which contained many of the bloodstained criminals of 1793, and have awakened to a sense of their errors, the accomplices of Fouche at Nantes, and of Talliers and Isabean at Bourdeaux. Asto, nishing have been their labours, and wonderful the effects. Roused from their apathy and stung with remorse, the most abandoned among the people of Nantes by way of expiation voluntarily conveyed a cross of the length of forty feet through the city to Mount Calvary, the whole procession, with their heads uncovered, barefooted and halters on their necks, manifesting every mark of sincere contrition. Crowds flocked to the churches to hear the missionaries, who declaimed with all the fervor of holy zeal against the fouler crimes, and the loose state of public morals, and such an effect had their declamation on the passions (we will not say on the judgement), of their hearers, that Talma, the celebrated actor, who was accidentally at the time passing through Nantes, with difficulty escaped being torn in pieces.

Similar scenes have occurred at Bordeaux. The ambulent friars have converted some of the ruffians of the days of terror, who have since publicly laboured in the reconstruction of that CROSS which they formerly trampled underfoot. The PLACE DE ST. ANDRE, where the cross is erected, nightly receives upwards of two thousand visitors, who after hymns and prayers, join in a general chorus of "DOMINE FAC SALVUM REGEM." On Ascension day, the archbishop headed the procession and a multitude of females of all classes followed.

Thus enthusiasm usurps the place of pure religion, and the reign of the passions that of reason and judgement. Piety is never

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