The Edinburgh Review
Volume 29
Nov 1817 to Feb 1818

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The Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal for Nov. 1817...Feb. 1818, Edinburgh & London, Archibald Constable and Company and Longman Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, printed by David Willisom, 1818, 8vo, 526 pp. The Edinburgh Review, first published in 1802, is an acclaimed literary and cultural review publishing a wide range of original and topical material. It publishes essays on culture, politics and ideas; short stories and excerpts from novels; poetry; drama; and book review articles as well as shorter reviews. This bound volume contains two quarterly editions (LVII and LVIII). Two articles are of particular interest from the perspective of web page. The first is the Article titled: Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island. This a review of Basil Hall's book of the same year. Another article of interest is Journal of the Proceedings of the late Embassy to China. By Henry Ellis, Third Commissioner to the Embassy which reviews Ellis' book regarding the British (Amherst) diplomatic mission to China which was published in 1817.


Table of Contents


ART. I. Lalla Rookh;  an Oriental Romance.    By Thomas Moore       p.  1
II. Memoir of the Conquest of Java, with the subsequent Operations of the British Forces in the Oriental Archipelago. By Major William Thorn - 35
III. The Speeches of Charles Phillips Esq., delivered at the Bar, and on various Public Occasions, in Ireland and England 52
IV. Transactions of the Geological Society, established November 1807. Vol. III. 70
V. The Identity of Junius with a distinguished Living Character established. A Supplement to Junius Identified; Consisting of Facsimiles of Handwriting and other Illustrations 94
VI. 1. Speech of Robert, Lord Bishop of Ossory, in the House of Peers, Friday, May 16. 1817, on the Motion of the Earl of Donoughmore, relating to the Roman Catholic Claims. 2. Speech of Leslie Forbes, Esq., in the House of Commons, May 9. 1817, on the Motion of Mr Grattan. 3. Speech of the Right Honourable Robert Peel, on the same Subject 114
VII. Algebra, with Arithmetic and Mensuration, from the Sanscrit of Brahmegupta and Bhascara. Translated by Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq. F. R. S. &c. 141
VIII. A Sketch of the Military and Political Power of Russia, in the year 1817 164
IX. Voyage en Savoie, en Piemont, a Nice et a Genes*. Par A. L. Millin, Chevalier de 1'Ordre Royal de la Legion d'Honneur, &c. &c. 191
X. Papers relative to Codification, and Public Instruction, including Correspondences with the Russian Emperor, and divers Constituted Authorities in the American United States. Published by Jeremy Bentham 217
XI. Rome, Naples, et Florence en 1817. Ou Esquisses sur 1'Etat actuel de la Societe, des Moeurs, des Arts, de la Litterature, úc. de ces Villes celebres 237
Quarterly List of New Publications 247

CONTENTS OF No. LVI1I ART. I. Report from the Select Committee on the Poor-Laws, with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee 261
II. Beppo, a Venetian Story 302
III. 1. A Delineation of the Strata of IJngland and Wales with part of Scotland, exhibiting the Collieries and Mines, the Marshes and Fenlands originally overflowed by the Sea, and the varieties of Soil according to the variations of the Substrata, illustrated by the most Descriptive Names. By W. Smith. 2. Geological Section from London to Snowdon; showing the varieties of the Strata, and the correct Altitudes of the Hills, coloured to correspond with his Geological Map of England and Wales. By W. Smith. 3. A Memoir of the Map and Delineation, &c. By W. Smith, Engineer and Mineral Surveyor. 4. A Series of County Maps, on a much larger scale than that of the General 'Delineation, &c.' coloured to correspond with the large Map, from Documents in Mr Smith's possession. 5. Strata identified by Organized Fossils, containing Prints on coloured paper, of the most characteristic Specimens in each Stratum. By W. Smith. 6. Stratigraphical System of Organized Fossils, with reference to the Specimens of the original Geological Collection in the British Museum, &c. By W. Smith 311
IV. Verhandlungen in der Versammlung der Landsta'nde des Konigreichs Wiirtemberg 337
V. A Description of the principal Picturesque Beauties, Antiquities, and Geological Phenomena of the ISLE OF WIGHT. By Sir Henry Engleffeld, Bart. 363
VI. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners of the Hindoos; including Translations from their principal Works. By W. Ward. 2. A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the Hindoos; including a Minute Description of their Manners and Customs, and Translations from their principal Works. By the Rev. W. Ward, one of the Baptist Missionaries at Serampore, Bengal. 3. Description of the Character, Manners and Customs, of the People of India; and of their Institutions, Religious and Civil. By the Abbe J. A. Dubois, Missionary in the Mysore 377
VII. Rob Roy. By the Author of Waverley, Guy Mannering, and the Antiquary 403
V111. Journal of the Proceedings of the late Embassy to China. By Henry Ellis, Third Commissioner to the Embassy 433
IX. Dante: With a New Italian Commentary. By G. Baglioli. The Vision of Dante. Translated by the Reverend H. F. Cary, A. M. 453
X. Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island: with an Appendix, containing Charts, and various Hydro-graphical and Scientific Notices. By Captain Basil Hall, Royal Navy, F.R.S. Lond & Edin. Member of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta, of the Literary Society of Bombay, and of the Society of Arts and Sciences at Batavia. And a Vocabulary of the Lo0-Choo Language: By H. J. Clifford, Esq. Lieutenant Royal Navy. Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, along the Coast of Corea to the Island of Loo-Choo; with an Account of her subsequent Shipwreck. By John M'Leod, Surgeon of the Alceste 475
XI. Report on the Management of the Poor of Glasgow. By James Ewing, Esq. Supplementary Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to consider the Poor Laws 498
Quarterly List of New Publications 502
Index 518


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