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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,


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among the classes of pupils, that the deaf and dumb children
(Les Sourds-Muets) recited by signs a poetical piece; and the
blind children, instructed in labours suited to their condition,
assisted at this exhibition. The mind, sickened and disgusted
with the daily recitals of carnage and destruction, reposes with
momentary tranquillity on details like these: but how little in-
terést do they excite with the greater part of the world, com-
pared with the charms of an Extraordinary Gazette !

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-
fessor of Philosophy. 4to. Pp. 4. and 10 Plates. Leipsic. 1799.
n consequence of late events, which have made Egypt a more

frequent topic of conversation, we are presented with this
collection of plates, relative to the architecture of that antient
people. It consists of ten, which are neatly engraved. Among
them, we have specimens of different modes of building and
embellishment, from the obelisk charged with hieroglyphics, to
the modern Egyptian dwelling house. The style of these edi.
fices sets all Grecian beauty and propriety at defiance, and is
much too void of proportion and grace to be imitated by the
more polished nations of Europe, who have applied the classic
models with success. These engravings, therefore, are merely
curious; and we must observe that they would have worn a
better appearance of verisimilitude, if the places where these
specimens exist, or the accounts of Egypt from which they
were taken, had been duly pointed out.

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Art. XXII. Briefe, &c. i. e. Letters of a Physician, written at

Paris, and with the French Armies, between May 1796, and
November 1797 : designed for Physicians and Statesmen. By G.
WARDENBURG. Numbers I and II. Small 8vo.

Pp: 592.
1798, 1799.

THE two numbers contain_twenty-three Letters re-

specting the character of the French, and its influence on
surgery and medicine ;-general objects of French surgery and
medicine ;-the history of Brunonianism in Paris ;--the cor-
stituted authorities, and administrative powers of the Re-
public ; --the history of medical instruction before, during, and
since the revolution ;-the present Ecole de Santé ;--and the
Salpetriere, before, during, and since the revolution.

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
other things, the seeming contradiction between the versati-
lity of the French character, and the blind adherence of the
medical student to the doctrines of his professor, is ably illus.
trated and explained.

From among other anecdotes, we select the following:
• The French (says the author) very properly learn their anatomy
from the human subject; not, as the Germans often do, from plates.
sin excellent custom, too, has been introduced, for every one to die
monstrate the muscles and nerves which they prepare ; hence each in-
structs the other. This serves always as an occasion for the exercise
of eloquence, and the talent is crowned with much applause --Mark,
it is said, how he describes his muscle! As soon as a student has
finislıed the preparation, ah! he exclaims, wbat a beautiful muscle !
At this signal, the rest flock round him, and he now begins the demon.
stration. If any student disregards the summons, and remains by his
own subject, he is called away ;-Why don't you come to see this great
pectoral ?-Come and bear the demonstrationIt is T- who is going to
give it.-During the exhibition, tokens of applause are commonly
manifested; and, at the end, a general acclamation (if the orator has
acquitted himself ably). breaks out ;-ah, quclle description ! il décrit
soil muscle comme Cicéron.?

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.


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N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the

Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.


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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
Anmoniac, M. Fourcroy's memoir on the troops, 546.
pbenumena produced by the precipita. Beet-root, value of, in the production of

tion of mercury by ammoniac from sugar, 555.
the sulphuric acid, 514.

Berlin, described, 534. Vopleasant to
Anderson, Mr. his observations relative foot-passengers, 535.
to the yellow fever of the West Bernis, Cardinal, his character of Care
Indies, 454

dinal Braschi, 564.
Arabian Tales, a compléle translation of, Blair, Dr. on achromatic telescopes, 305.
secommended, 475.

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.


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of, 355.

Cesarean operation, inquiry into the true man's Vison,' 119. Oiber
and spurious operation, 170.

spondente, 120, 240, 480.
Cambridge, university of, plan of a new Cow-pox, observations on, 411. Reperis

mode of academical examination for concerning, 414.

the degree of bachelor of arts, 355. Crumpe, Dr. case of uncommon worms
Candles, probability of substitucing tallow discharged from the stomach, 389.

for wax, 308.
Cape of Good Hope, uncommon disease
frequent among the cattle there, 130.

Carharine II. Empress of Russia, her re•

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
Cbapta!, M, observations on the means

himself, 509..

Letter 10, 'for the
by which the mountains in the Ceven. king of Prussia, s1. His refusai ef
nes are fertilized,. 557.,

the offer of president of the Berlin
Cbarlement, Earl of, his ingenious HINTS academy, 512. His bish regard for

on a passage in Dante, respectiog the Voltaire, 5;1.
revival of letters, 23.'

Darwin, Dr. bis 200pomig attacked 208
Cbeston, Dr, singular case of lithotomy, criticised by Mr. Brown, 151, 264.

Daubenton, M. his observations on the
Cisalpine republic, extent and population growth of treci, 516.
ot, 72.

Denmark, account of the present king
Clarke, Dr. remarks on the causes and

Oi the prince royal, is.
cure of some diseases of infancy, 389. Amiable Princesses, ib.
Cline, Mr.on the use of the tinetura forri Desmand, Mr. new method of tanning,

muriati in suppressions of urine, &c. · 307

Diamond, curious chemical experiments
Coke, Sir Edward, brief history. of, 175. relacive to, 558.
Collins compared with Tasso in pathetic Diderot, M, bis letter to D'Alembert,
simplicity, 283

giving an account of the sale of his
Calctt, Captain, undertakes a voyage to library to the compress of Russia, 513.

the South Atlantic, round Cape Horn, Drake, Dr. his critical remarks on vari-
into the Pacific Ocean, with commer- ous branches of poetry, 282. His oés
cal views, 27. His qualifications for to Content, 290.
the undertaking, ib. Account of bis Butch, unfavorable accounts of their
Success, 18. Occurrences in the establishments and conduct in sbe East
voyage, 30.

Indies, &c. 133, 137.
Comets, perturbation of the elliptical mom Dyer's Fleece, unjustly censured by Jobs,

tions of, 504. Prohable iftacts of the son, 285

shock of a comet, ib.
Consumption, pulmonary, carly signs and
prevention of, 273. Dr. Beddoes's
method of treatment of, 294. Cases,

375. Fox.glove used as a remely, 281. Edgwortḥ, Mr. his essay on the art of
Cortagion, method of preventing, in ships conveying secret and swift intelligence,
and hospiiais, 345.

19. His ingenious allusion to the
Ccoh!, Mr. his three schemes for conreya Delphic Oracle, on this subject, so.
ing intelligence at great distances, 18.

his supplement to his essay,
Ceo: er, Mr. Astley, his account of a case
of strangulaied hernia, 165.

Epipbany, whence derived, 28,
instances of obstruction of the
choracic duct, 168.

Cosie, Dr. his history of England dise

tinguished by the good sense and mo.
deration of the author, 58. His just Fabroni, M. his letter to M. Vin Moos,
account of Lord Bute's administration to prove that alcohol is not the product
and character, 59. General commend. of vipous fermentation, but of disailla.

asion of his work, 62.
CORRESPOXDence with the Reviewers, Farm, curious account of a very great

viz. F. Baily, relative to General Dutch farm at the Cape of Good Hope,
Washington's' letters, 118, Dr. 129. Uncommon discarc among ibe
Duokas, relaine Pierce Plewu. cattle ibere, ijn.

tion, 55$:

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