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CONTENTS OF No. III.

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Art. I. An Account of the Interior of Ceylon, and of its Inha-

bitants; with Travels in that Island. By John Davy,

M.D. F.R.S......................

F.R.S....................................................

JI. On the Amusements of Clergymen and Christians in

general. Three Dialogues between a Dean and a Cu-

rate. By EDWARD STILLINGFLEET, Lord Bishop of

Worcester ..............

III. Practical Economy, or the Application of Modern Dis-

coveries to the Purposes of Domestic Life................ 39

IV. Sketches of Upper Canada, Domestic, Local, and Char-

acteristic; to which are added, Practical Details for

the Information of Emigrants of every Class, and

some Recollections of the United States of America.

By John HowISON, Esq.................................... 55

V. An Arabic Vocabulary and Index for Richardson's Ara-

bic Grammar; in which the Words are explained ac-

, cording to the Parts of Speech, and the Derivatives

are traced to their Originals in the Hebrew, Chaldee,

and Syriac Languages. With Tables of Oriental

Alphabets, Points, and Affixes. By James Noble,

Teacher of Languages in Edinburgh.......................

VI. Paramythia ; or Mental Pastimes : being Original

Anecdotes, Historical, Descriptive, Humorous, and

Witty ; Collected chiefly during a Long Residence at

the Court of Russia by the Author....................... 85

VII. Notes relating to the Manners and Customs of the

Crim Tatars ; written during a four Years' Residence

among that People. By Mary HOLDERNESS......... 90

VIII. The Favourite of Nature: a Tale............................ 100

The Old Testament, arranged in Historical and Chro-

nological Order, (on the Basis of Lightfoot's Chroni-

cle,) in such manner that the Books, Chapters,

Psalms, Prophecies, &c. may be read in one connect-

ed History, in the Words of the Authorized Transla-

tion : with copious Indices. By GEORGE Towns-

IND, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge............. 112

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Apt. X. Reflections on Gall and Spurzheim's System of Phy-

siognomy and Phrenology, addressed to the Court of

Assistants of the Royal College of Surgeons in Lon.

London, in June 1821. By John ABERNETHY,

F.R.S. Surgeon to St. Bartholomew's and Christ's

Hospitals............................

XI. Report of the Select Cominittee, appointed to take into

Consideration the Laws relating to the Salt Duties,

and the means of remedying the inconveniences arising

therefrom, with their Observations and Opinion-- Ist

June, 1818...........

............... 138

XII. Das Bild. Trauerspiel in fünf Akten. The Portrait, a

Tragedy, by Ernst von Houwald. Leipsic, 1821. 167

XIII. Memoirs of a Life chiefly passed in Pennsylvania,

within the Last Sixty Years............ ........... 175

XIV. Wahre und kurze Beschreibung der Merkwürdigen

Ereignisse und Wohlthätigen heiligen Handlungen

Sr, Durchlaucht, des Hn Fürsten Alexander von

Hohenlohe, Domicellars von Olmütz Vicariats Rathes

des Bisthums Bamberg, und Ritter des Maltheser

Ordens, etc. etc.

Short and Faithful Description of the Remarkable Pro-

ceedings, and Benevolent Holy Conduct of his High-

ness Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe, &c. &c. By

Franz Nicholaus Baux............. ...................... 189

XV. The Pirate. By the Author of “ Waverley,” • Kenil-

“ worth,” &c................................................... 196

XVI. Hints to Teach Children the First Principles of Music. 213

XVII. Dissertation 1. Parts 1st and 2d prefixed to Vols. First

and Fifth of the Supplement to the Encyclopædia Bri-

tannica, exhibiting a general view of the progress of

Metaphysical, Ethical, and Political Philosophy, since

the revival of Letters in Europe. By DUGALD

STEWART, Esq. F.R.S. Lond. and Edin. &c.......... 225

XVIII. Specimens of the Russian Poets ; translated by John

Bowring, F.L.S. With Preliminary Remarks and

. Biographical Notices. Second Edition.................. 266

PostscrIPT>Observations on the Critique upon Cap-

tain Lyon's “ Travels in Northern Africa.”........... 277

LIST OF New PUBLICATIONS

... 281

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION of Works in the

Press, and Preparing for Publication........

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NEW EDINBURGH REVIEW.

JANUARY, 1822.

Art. I.-- An Account of the Interior of Ceylon, and of its Inhabitants ; with Travels in that Island. By John Davy, M.D. F.R.S. 4to. Longman and Company. Pp. 530. London, 1821.

The chief, and, indeed, the only claims which this work prefers to the attention of the public, are, first, an account of the interior parts of the island, hitherto almost entirely inaccessible to the European traveller; and, secondly, the history of the late rebellion against the British authorities, which, as every one knows, terminated in the conquest of the whole country, and in its annexation to the crown of these kingdoms. As to the other matters usually introduced into eastern journals and narratives, such as the religion, the literature, the commerce, the agriculture, and manners, which distinguish that portion of the globe, we cannot perceive that Dr. Davy has added any thing important to the information already in the hands of the public, and to be found abundantly in the volumes of Cordiner, Percival, and Bertollacci. There are, no doubt, a few notices on the various subjects of natural history, as well as on the diseases which prevail in Ceylon, which carry with them no small interest to the professional reader, especially as coming from the pen of an author so well qualified as Dr. Davy is, to mark and discriminate, in both these departments. And, upon the whole, if we abate a little for the tediousness of his travels and the minuteness of his topography, both of which, not unnaturally, assume an importance in his own mind which cannot be communicated to that of his reader, Davy's “ Account of Ceylon and its Inhabitants” must be allowed to have very fair pretensions to become a popular work.

In analyzing its contents, however, it will best answer our purpose to begin where the author ends ; that is, to give, first, a précis of the historical incidents connected with the island; and then to bring forward such notices on its physical characters and capabilities, on its inhabitants, their manners, religion, and learning, as may appear the most likely to entertain and instruct.

VOL. II. NO. UIT.

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