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The young carpenter's affiftant; or fyftem of architecture adapted to the tyle of building customary in the United States. Embellished with valuable designs and elevations of fome of the principal structures in the city of Philadelphia. By Owen Biddle. Philadelphia. 1805.

A new grammar of the French tongue, originally compiled for the use of the American Military Academy. By a French gentleman. New York. I. Riley & Co. pp. 96. 12mo.


A fyftem of military tacticks. taining principles of difcipline, and movements chiefly applied to infantry; the plan of infpection, or review; the exercife of the great gun; with the various forms of reports. 'Illustrated by fixteen copperplates. New York. 1805.

The conftitutions of Maffachusetts and the United States, the declaration of independence, and Washington's farewel addrefs. Lately recommended by the General Court to be used in fchools. Bofton. Manning & Loring.

Same work. Stockbridge. Willard. Same work. Worcefter. I. Thomas, jun. Price 25 cents fingle; 2,25 per doz. pp. 120.

A difcourfe delivered at the request of the American Revolution Society, before that Society and the State Socie ty of the Cincinnati, on the death of Gen. Chriftopher Gadsden, September 18, 1805. By Nathaniel Bowen, rector of St. Michael's, and member of the American Revolution Society. Charlef ton, S.C. William P. Young. 1805.

A fermon delivered at the ordination of Rev. William Bafcomb to the paftoral care of the first church in Fitchburg, 16 Oct. 1805. By Abiel Holmes, D.D. paftor of the first church in Cambridge. Cambridge. William Hilliard. 1805.

A difcourfe delivered at the ordination of the Rev. John Sabin to the paftoral charge of the church at Fitzwilliam, N. H. on the 6th March, 1805. By Nathaniel Thayer, minifter of the church in Lancaster. Keene, N. H. Prentifs. 1805.

A fermon preached at the ordination of the Rev. James Converse, to the pastoral care of the church in Wethersfield, (Vermont) Feb. 10, 1805. By Seth Payfon, A. M. paftor of the church in Ringe, N. H. Keene. John Prentifs.

A great faith defcribed and inculcated. A fermon on Luke vii. 9. By Ifaac Backus, paftor of a church in Middleborough. Bofton. E.Lincoln. 1805.

A difcourfe delivered at an evening lecture in the fouth meeting house, in Portsmouth, N. H. $1ft July, 1805. It being the evening fucceeding the feffion of the ecclefiaftical council convened respecting the feparation of the Rev. Timothy Alden, jun. from his pastoral relation to the fouth church and congregation in that town. By Jonathan French, A. M. paftor of the fouth church in Andover. Portsmouth, W. & D. Treadwell, 1805.

A valedictory difcourfe, delivered at the fouth church in Portsmouth, N. H. August 11, 1805. By Timothy Alden, jun, collegiate paftor with the Rev. Samuel Haven, D. D. To which is added an appendix, containing a result of an ecclefiaftical council, and a recommendation of Mr. Alden, unanimously voted by the church and congregation of the fouth parith in Portsmouth. Portsmouth. W. & D. Treadwell, 1805. Difcourfes by Rev. Abner Kneeland. Walpole, N. H.


The 1ft volume of the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, re-printed. Boston. Munroe & Francis. 8vo. pp. 288..

Volume 1ft of Anquetil's univerfal hiftory, exhibiting the rise, decline, and revolution of all the nations of the world. Price to fubfcribers bound 2,25; in boards 2 dollars. Philadel phia. Caleb P. Wayne.

A northern fummer, or travels round the Baltick, &c. by John Carr, Efq. author of the stranger in France. 1 vol. 8vo. Fine paper. Philadelphia, Samuel F. Bradford. 1805.


The ftranger in France, or a tour from Devonshire to Paris, by John Carr, Efq. Baltimore, G.Hill.

Physician's Vade Mecum, being a compendium of notology and therapeuticks for the ufe of students, by Rev. Jofeph Townsend, author of the Guide to Health. Bofton. E. Cotton. 1805.

A concife introduction to practical arithmetick; in which all the rules that occur in common bufinefs are applied to federal currency. Defigned for the

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Village Sermons; or plain and fhort difcourfes on the principal doc trines of the gofpel; intended for the ufe of families, funday schools, or com panies afsembled for religious inftruction. By George Burder. Boston. E Lincoln. 12mo.

The excellency of Chrift. A fermon on Revelations, v. 5, 6. By Jonathan Edwards, D D. late prefident of the College in New-Jersey. Bofton. E. Lincoln. 1805. 12mo. pp 36.

The life of God in the foul of man, or the nature and excellency of the Chriftian religion. By Henry Scougal, A. M. Bofton. Caleb Bingham. 1805.


A geographical description of the ftate of Pennfylvania. By Jofeph Scott, I vol. Philadelphia.


The 2d volume American annals, by Abiel Holmes, D.D. Cambridge. 2 vols. 8vo.

Sidney on government. Philadelphia. Wayne. Montague on the rife and fall of the ancient republicks. Philadelphia.

A northern fummer, or travels round

the Baltick, through Denmark, Sweden, Ruflia, Pruffia, and part of Germany, in the year 1804. By John Carr, Efq, author of the Stranger in France. 12mo, pp. 400, fine paper. Price 1,25 bound. Hartford, Lincoln and Gleason.

The hiftory of the life and achievements of Victor Moreau, including his trial, justification, and other events, till the period of his embarkation for the United States. Tranflated from the French. Price in boards 1 dol.; 1,25 bound. David West, Boston; Thomas Clark, Portland.

The hurt that fin doth to believers ! to which is added an entreaty to all thofe who name the name of Christ to depart from iniquity. By Nathaniel McIntire. pp 50. Price to fubfcribers

25 cents. Boston.

Glover's Leonidas, with an elegant vol. Philadelphia. frontispiece, in Caleb P. Wayne.

Pope's Homer's Iliad, 2 vols. 18mo. Bofton. Edward Cotton.

12mo. Fine The Sabbath, a poem. paper. Boston. David and John West. Paley's view of the evidences of Christianity. 8vo. John Weft..

Vincent's explanation of the Affembly's Shorter Catechifm. Northampton. Butler.

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The feaman's preacher, confifting of nine short discourses on Jonah's voyage, addreffed to mariners. By Rev. James Ryther, minister at Wapping, England. Cambridge. Hilliard.

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This month has been fo healthy, that it is difficult to mark any prevalent difeafe. Some cafes of the milder typhus have been seen; some of pneu monick affections, both chronick and acute. The latter have been rather of the peripneumonick form, and in fome inftances fatal. This month ripens thofe chronick diseases of the lungs, the feeds

of which have been long fown in the conftitution. Rheumatifm feems to have been lefs common than ufual at the feafon; this is the more remarkable, because the changes of the weather have been most uncommonly fudden and frequent.

The cold weather prefents us more cafes of fractured bones, than the warm feafon in general.

Many inftances of vaccination, in this town, have not come to our know

ledge. But we fhall not speak confidently on this fubject, as by a let ter from an eminent vaccinator in the neighbourhood of Boston, we are informed that he had fifty one cafes during the month of November. He has not however told us how many he has inoculated this month; a circumftance to be regretted, for we fhould be glad to have his returns monthly, to aflift in forming the geperal estimate.


WITH this number we close the second volume of the Anthology. We dismiss it from our hands with neither pride nor depression; with tranquillity, though not with indifference. The work, which it has been the amusement of so many idle hours to adorn, we doubtless regard with some affection; but we have enough either of philosophy or nonchalance, not to murmur if the world should be less fond of it than ourselves. We well know too, that if all our wishes should be gratified, the writers of a magazine can have erected no very lofty or imperishable monument. We shall not therefore repine if we should be unable like Horace and Ovid to laugh at the corrosion of time; nor shall we join the lamentation of Cicero, though our fame should be circumscribed by even narrower limits than the stream of the Ganges and the cliffs of Caucasus.

If this volume is in any degree, what we have wished to make it, it will be considered as a contribution to good literature and good principles. We have endeavoured to add something to the general. stock of innocent gaiety; something to the improvement of the lite rature of our country, and something to the revival and diffusion of undefiled taste. We claim at least the praise of good feelings and good intentions. If it be said that our observations have sometimes been tinged with severity, it is because it is our belief, that the disorders of American literature are to be cured by causticks and the lancet, and that palliatives and gentle remedies will only film over and conceal the disease, till its virulence is confirmed and diffused throughout the system. It is true we have occasionally given ourselves some license. We have told some truth without much mercy, and called things by their names without much paraphrasis. But

Je ne puis rien nommer, si ce n'est par son nom,
J'appelle un chat, un chat.

We venture not however to say, that we have not written, quædam acriter et quædam cum bile; but we say and we feel, that our criticism has not been embittered by personal rancour, and that we have not sheltered ourselves behind the shield of invisibility in order to cast with impunity the poisoned weapons of dishonourable warfare.

Most of the difficulties, which we felt at the commencement of the year, we have succeeded in overcoming, and have had the satisfaction of seeing the names of our subscribers doubled within that period. There is one however, which we have been unable to conquer. Our predecessors have been uniformly favourites of the ladies, while we have received from them only frowns and neglect. So, alas! it must continue to be. If they are grave, we cannot recal their smiles by tales of love or commentaries on fashions; if they are weary, we cannot reanimate attention by the liveliness of the acrostick, or the mysteries of the rebus; if they turn from us, we cannot allure them to return by the raptures of sensibility, or the musick of scandal. We can hope for no patronage from the divinities of the country for none of us have talents

with Amaryllis in the shade

To sport
Or with the tangles of Nezras' hair

nor can we have more ardent expectations from the belles of the city; for all our phizzes are too hopelessly ugly to be moulded into a simper, or tortured into an ogle.

Seriously however. It is our pride and our praise that we have never sought patronage by making our work popular and insipid; that we have never sought the praise of any one who does not relish manly thinking and manly literature. We shall go on therefore with cheerfulness in the course we have begun; satisfied with the patronage with which we are already honoured; patronage from sources, which we must be indeed proud to think we merit. In or der however to make our work more worthy their encouragement, we begin our new volume with augmented resources, and its size greatly enlarged.

Before however we commence a new year it is our duty to declare, that the object of our work is, and ever has been, EXCLUSIVELY LITERARY. On the solemn and awful mysteries of some of the subjects of theology, many of us are unqualified to judge, and on them all of us hesitate presumptuously to decide. We feel ourselves therefore pledged to the support of no system, and when any theological work passes under our examination, it will only be in the regular survey of the literature of our country. We reject too and disdain the accusation that the person or the 'opinions of any individual are the objects of our persecution; and if any man thinks thus of us, let him be told, that he exalts himself into an importance which we never dreamed of giving either to his talents, or his influence.

In order to finish the play of Calidas in the prefent number, we give eight additional pages. This, with the Index, has fwelled the number to an unufual fize, and will be an apology for the want of the ufual punctilious regularity which we endeavour to observe.

We are unwillingly constrained to poftpone the defcription of the falls of Niagara to the number for January.

The causes will be obvious, which make the Review in the present number more scanty than usual. We are compelled with regret to exclude reviews of the Transactions of the American Academy, of the Report of Judge Chase's trial, of the life of Dr. Johnson, &c. which our more enlarged limits the next year will enable us to present to the publick.

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