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We are sorry that the unexpected but unavoidable extent of several articles in the present number compels us to defer, till the next month, the insertion of our promiscd eritique on Baily's Doctrine of Annuities; as well as to omit those of The Fathers of the English Church, Vol. II., Gass's Journal of the Travels of a Corps of Discovery from the Sources of the Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language, and Styles's Vindication of Evangelical Preaching; all of which will probably appear in the Number for February.

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The Reviewer of Lempriere's Universal Biography, (Ecl. Rev. IV. p. 1047) wishes it to be mentioned here, that, he did not in his account of that book notice Dr. L.'s revival of the calumny respecting the illustrious Howard's harsh and cruel treatment of his Son, because he could not then turn to the book in which that calumny was refuted. He now refers all who have any doubts on the subject to vol. iv. pp. 339, 340, of the Monthly Magazine, where it is proved on the authority of Mr. J. Wood of Shrewsbury, and Dr. R. Darwin, that Mr. Howard and his son uniformly manifested for each other an extraordinary degree of affection; that the son constantly spoke with gratitude of his father's kind treatment of him, affirming that "his father always allowed him to live as he chose ;" and that once, when a lady was lamenting, in young Howard's presence, the expence of his father's "extravagal though amiable eccentricities," and recommended that when he came of age, if any of the property was settled, he would not join to cut off the entail, - he exclaimed with great indignation to Dr. Darwin, on quitting the room-“ Sec; this who calls herself the friend of my father, wishes me to embarrass him! What good could I possibly do with money, which will bear any comparison with the good he has done?" Without referring to other authorities, it is evident that these statements are utterly irreconcilable with the charge of morose unrelenting severity, which has been so shamefully brought against this admirable philanthropist.

Errata in Vol. IV.

p. 963. 1. 6, from bottom, for son read grandson.

p. 1077. 1. 36, for terms read turns.

1116. 1. 24, for their religion read the irreligion.

1117. 1. 11, for moral read oral,

1119. 1. 20, for living read lying.

1127. 1. 14, for external read extended.

1129. 1. 8, dele systematic.

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For FEBRUARY, 1809.

Art. I. A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the Command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke, of the Army of the United States; from the Mouth of the River Missouri, through the Interior Parts of North America, to the Pacific Ocean; during the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806. Containing an authentic Relation of the most interesting Transactions during the Expedition; a Description of the Country; and an Account of its Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, Curiosities, and Vegetable and Animal Productions. By Patrick Gass, one of the Persons employed in the Expedition. 8vo. pp. 381. Price 9s. Pittsburgh, printed; London, reprinted for Budd. 1808.

VERY few projects within our recollection have excited in more interesting kind of curiosity, by their first announcement, or the news of their completion, than that of which this volume records the execution. Our imagination had often wandered across the unexplored wilderness of the immense western regions of the North American continent, beholding all the romantic, and beautiful, and tremendous, and savage scenes, over which nature had maintained the sole empire for so many ages, admitting only a few gloomy tribes of the wildest human beings to witness her uncontrouled operations. And we were delighted at the information, that a band of adventurers had been sent to traverse the unknown region, in order to bring descriptions which would convert our vague fantastic visions into pictures of reality.

There is something exceedingly striking in the first view of such an enterprise. The more retired tracts of the vast country which the travellers are going to enter, are nearly as unknown, excepting merely as to the elements of which they necessarily consist, as the interior of the globe. From the unexplored scene being so vast, a certain mysterious solemnity seems to rest upon it; deepened by the reflection that, while thousands of years have been passing away, and while all the events recorded in nearly the whole history of the human race have arisen and gone by, the region they were going to behold has refused access to all civilized men, aud has been involved in a kind of sacred darkness, into which Vol. V.


the men before us are the first that have dared to carry a light. They are advancing to penetrate into woods, and caverns, and vallies, which no man that could disclose their secrets by means of the pen or the pencil ever saw; and the gloominess of the aspects of those scenes strikes our imagination as frowning on the intrusion. A river, the very strength of which would indicate a course of some thousands of miles, meets them at the beginning of their enterprise, foretelling them what labours they have to endure, and what immense spaces they have to pass, especially when they consider, that the country near the sources of this great river is in truth but the commencement of that still more unknown territory, which it is peculiarly their appointment to explore. Without giving any excess of licence to fancy, we may anticipate for this band of men an incessant severity of labour, and a numberless train of dangers. The knowledge that there are companies of savages scattered here and there, while it augments the romantic gloom of the vast wilderness, seems to suggest omens that not one of these adventurers may ever again see the spot from which they are now setting out. Our minds easily represent their track as haunted and watched by those most cruel of wild beasts, till they come to some dreary recess, where they can be instantly destroyed. We are willing, however, to imagine them escaping this fate, conquering_all other dangers, and reaching at length the shores of the Pacific Ocean; and we sympathise in their enthusiastic exultation in having attained their object, after the progress and strenuous exertions of a whole year, of which each day's movements might be regarded as a distinct enterprise. But we sink from this exultation into despondency, when we recollect that now they have to return. When, however, they are at length returned, through a repetition and conquest of the same obstacles, toils, and dangers, they appear to us an elevated class of heroes, who will bear, as long as they live, a strong peculiarity, and a certain sacredness of character, as being the men who have seen and accomplished what none ever saw and accomplished before.

Now such a train of fancy was a very fine preparation for entering on the narrative of Mr. Patrick Gass, who relates, with the most invincible sobriety of spirit, the entire course of the identical enterprise with which, both in the execution and narration, we had dreamed that so many romantic, poetic, and enthusiastic sentiments would be associated. No man shall exceed Mr. Patrick in the faculty of keeping close to the direct business of the story, and carrying it right on, without ever digressing into a paragraph of reflection, or admiration, or wonder, or extended description, or triumph, or

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