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Those who are oppressed by want of employment, and this is the heritage of the rich, retire to the gardens, of which I have presented a sketch, and, evermore seated, delight themselves with breathing a cool and balsamic air, or in listening to wretched music. If they do not choose to go out of town, they repair to one of the coffee-houses, of which we should form a very erroneous idea, in judging of them by our own, It is a mere tobacco-smoking rendezvous, totally destitute of decoration, and in which nothing absolutely is to be found, except coffee and a live coal to light the pipes. Mats are spread for the company, and these places of resort are frequented by the men of all nations who reside in Egypt. There is nothing that deserves the name of conversation : a few words only drop occasion, ally. The Turk is cold and taciturn; he looks down on every other nation with disdain. The African is less disposed to silence, but likes' to follow the example of the Turk, and those who are not Mussulmans, take na pains to shun the appearance of a servile subjection to the taste of their tyrants. With the pipe in one hand, a cup of coffee in the other, they slowly wash down every four or five whiffs of tobacco, with a gulp of coffee. Dancing girls, buffoons, extempore declaimers, come to tender their services, and to carn a bit of money. There is scarcely one of those haunts but what attracts to it some story-teller by profession, who is never ţired with talking, nor his auditors of listening to himThe narrations of those indefa. tigable orators are, for the most part, very insipid and tiresome, The Arabian writers, however, from whom their stories are bors rowed, soinctimes furnish them with some that are excellent.'
In the remaining part of this first volume, the reader will find much curious inatter relative to the vices of the male sex in Égypt, and the sufferings, the seclusion, the amours, and the cosmetics, of the females. For this detail, which is in parts disgusting and indelicate, though conveyed'in language as des cent as could be employed; for, an account of Aboukir, (celebrated by the splendid victory of Nelson, and the ruins of Canope; and for various particulars in natural history; we must refer to the work. [To be continued in the Review for October. ]
MRT. XX. L'Abeille Française, i. e. The French Bec. Svo. PP.
320. Paris. 1799. London, imported by De Boffe. Price 5s. Sewcd. Th11s is a collection of short moral tracts and narrations,
formed for the purpose of general education : such a plan excludes the pretension of novelty ; and we have only to remark that the selection appears to be judicious, and that the precepts and examples are conveyed in a pleasing and correct style: Subjoined is an interesting account of a public meeting Hi the Lyceum of the French Youth; in which we observe,
among the classes of pupils, that the deaf and dumb children
The name of the compiler is EDMUND CORDIER. Fer?
Art. XXI. Restes d'Architecture Egyptienne, &c. i. e. Remains of
Egyptian Architecture. By JOHN GODFREY GROHMANN, Pro-
frequent topic of conversation, we are presented with this
Art. XXII. Briefe, &c. i. e. Letters of a Physician, written at
Paris, and with the French Armies, between May 1796, and
specting the character of the French, and its influence on
Many of the observations are highly curious and characteristic; and they shew that the author has well availed himself of his opportunities. The state of medicine and surgery, in
the capital and in the armies, is strikingly pourtrayed. Among
From among other anecdotes, we select the following:
Of the grossly barbarous and mechanical ideas, and absurd, practice, of the French in one important department of surgery, the following will serve as a sufficient indication :
• To every swelling, they attach the idea of harduess, with which that of the ntcessity of softening naturally associates itself. In a fracture of the fore-arm, attended with violent contusion, extravasation, and swelling, I once saw one of Desault's most reputable scholars apply a poultice so hot as to raise a blister, which appeared next day under the dressing. The patient complained terribly of the burning, when the poultice was laid on :-" Tranquillise toi, mon camerade, (said the surgeon,) il faut que ça soit chaud ; il faut que çıs’amallit.”
The author, however, foretells a vast alteration for the bet. ter iu medical surgery and medicine, from the Ecole de Santé, which he describes at length,
ART. XXIII. Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, &c. i. 6. A Picturesque
Tour through Syria, Palestine, Phænicia, and the Lower Egypi,
&c. Folio. Paris. 1799. W! 1 Eannounced this splendid work in ourlast Appendix, p.567.
and since then Mr. Taylor, bookseller, in Holborn, has received five additional numbers of it. No letter-press accompanies these numbers, but each contains six plates, as before; and they continue to be very beautifully engraved, and to represent interesting and picturesque objects.
N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.
Baumé, M. h's hydrometer, 308. ABBOT, Mr. some account of that in. Besujolin, M. his publication of the genious Botanist, and of bis Flora
travels of two Frencb, gentlemen, 533. Bedfordiensis, 68.
Account of the court of Dresden, ib. Abilgaard, Prof, his testimony to the
Of Berlin, 534. Of Hamburgh, 535.* efficacy of the Perkinian tractors, 562,
of the king of Denmark and his Agricz iture, observations on, by an • Ex. family, ib. Sweden, 536. Of the perienced Farmer,' 373.
late king Gus'avus, 538. Of Russia, dir.pump. See Little.
540. Of the grandees of Russia, and Alexandria described, 580.
their great Juxury and state, 543. Allman, Mr. on the application of a Character of the soldiery, 545. As
converging series to the construction of tonishing instance of the force of dis. logarithms, 22.
cipline on the minds of the Russian
Berlin, described, 534. Vopleasant to
dinal Braschi, 564.
Plecb, Prof. his testimony concerning the
efficacy of the Perkinian tractori, 561.
Bramab, Mr. description of a new press B
operating by wares, 307..
Brydone, Ms. accused of misrepresentaBabingion, Dr. his account of a wound,
tion, 579. by a bayonet, through the heart of a Bugey, a French province, remarks on, man, who lived nine hours after the 575. accident, 167.
Burrows, Mr, his memoir on the poco Two cases of Rabies Canina tical character of Goldsmith, 27. 'in which opium had no success, 369. Butser-free, of Africa, Mr. Park's acBang, Prof. his evidence respec'ing the count and commendation of, 254.
efficacy of the practice of Perkinism,
561. Bark. See Willow. Barlow, Ms. case of the Cæsarean opera.
riun performed with safety to the Cæsarean operation, performed with woman, 169.
safety to the life of the woman, 169.
Cesarean operation, inquiry into the true man's Vison,' 119. Oiber
spondente, 120, 240, 480.
mode of academical examination for concerning, 414.
the degree of bachelor of arts, 355. Crumpe, Dr. case of uncommon worms
for wax, 308.
markablie generosity to. Diderot with D'Alembert, M, writes the anecdotes of
respect to ine sale of his library, 512. his own lite, 508. His portrait of
Letter 10, 'for the
the offer of president of the Berlin
on a passage in Dante, respectiog the Voltaire, 5;1.
Darwin, Dr. bis 200pomig attacked 208
Daubenton, M. his observations on the
Denmark, account of the present king
Oi the prince royal, is.
muriati in suppressions of urine, &c. · 307
Diamond, curious chemical experiments
giving an account of the sale of his
the South Atlantic, round Cape Horn, Drake, Dr. his critical remarks on vari-
Indies, &c. 133, 137.
tions of, 504. Prohable iftacts of the son, 285
shock of a comet, ib.
375. Fox.glove used as a remely, 281. Edgwortḥ, Mr. his essay on the art of
19. His ingenious allusion to the
his supplement to his essay,
Epipbany, whence derived, 28,
tinguished by the good sense and mo.
asion of his work, 62.
viz. F. Baily, relative to General Dutch farm at the Cape of Good Hope,