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THE

Eclectic Review,

MDCCCXXIII.

JULY-DECEMBER.

NEW SERIES.

VOL. XX.

Φιλοσοφιαν δε ου την Στωικην λεγω, ουδε την Πλατωνικην, και την Επικουρειον τε
και Αριστοτελικην’ αλλ οσα ειρηται παρ έκαστη των αιρεσεων τουτων καλως,
δικαιοσυνην μετα ευσεβους επιστημης εκδιδασκούλα, τουτο συμπαν το ΕΚΛΕΚΤΙΚΟΝ
φιλοσοφιαν φημι.

Clem. Alex. Strom. Lib. 1.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY B. J. HOLDSWORTH, 18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

SOLD ALSO BY JOHN ANDERSON, JUNIOR, AND
JAMES ROBERTSON AND CO, EDINBURGH;
CHALMERS AND COLLINS, GLASGOW ;

AND R. M. TIMMS, DUBLIN.

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H. Bryer, Printer, Bridge-street, Blackfriars, London,

CONTENTS.

PAR.

Arago's Narrative of a Voyage round the World

65

Baillie's, Joanna, Collection of Poems

264

Blaquiere's Report on the present State of the Greek Confederation 595

Blant's Vestiges of ancient Manners in Italy, &c.

505

Bowring's Matins and Vespers

168

Brayley's Ancient Military Architecture

93
Brewster's Testimonies to the Truths of Religion, extracted from the Works
of Laymen

62

Brooks's Holy Life of Mrs. Walker

370

Brown's Fables for the Holy Alliance,

181

Burder's Memoirs of eminently pious Women

877

Carrascosa's Mémoires sur la Revolution de Naples

342

Chalmers's Christian and Civic Economy of large Towns

Champollion's Lettre à M. Dacier

Chaplin's Example and Success of primitive Missionaries : a Sermon

566

Chatfield's Purther Appeal in the Cause of the Greeks

253

Cicero de Republica e Codice Vaticano

413

Comparison, A, of Established and Dissenting Churches

350

Discipline practised in the Churches of New England

Dubois's Letters on the State of Christianity in India

289, 489

Dwight's Travels in New England and New York

385

Erskine's, Lord, Letter to the Earl of Liverpool

853

Pain's, Baron, Manuscript of 1814

829

Palconer's Second Part of the Case of Eusebius

369

Faux's Memorable Days in America

529

Flora Domestica

319

Pry's Present for the Convalescent

172

Gell's Narrative of a Journey in the Morea

253

Good's Letter to Sir John Cox Hippisley, Bart.

549

Gourgaud's Memoirs of the History of France

299

Haldane's Four Treatises

276

Hippisley, Sir J. C., on Prison Labour

549

Holmes's Account of the United States of America

529

Hortus Anglicus

319

Hunter's Memoirs of a Captivity

173

Influences of the Holy Spirit, The, considered, &c.

566

Irving's Four Orations, &c.

193

Jones's Life of Viscountess Glenorchy

377

Jovett's Musæ Solitariæ

211

Las Cases's Journal of the Private Life of Napoleon. Parts V. and Vi. 229

VII, and VIII. 494

Leifchild's Observations on Providence

475

THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

For JULY, 1823.

Art. I. History of the Peninsular War. By Robert Southey, Esq.
LL.D. In three Volumes. Vol. I. 4to. pp. 806. Price 21. 105.
London. 1823.
W ITH the exception of Italy, Spain is the most interesting

region in Christendom, the most fertile in romantic associations, and the most remarkable in national character. Were there no other distinguishing circumstance in its records than the fact, that it has been twice, perhaps we should say thrice, in nearly complete military possession of its enemies, and yet not only remained unconquered, but ultimately proved triumphant, this would give to its annals a peculiar attraction. But the events of Spanish history are even more extraordinary in their connexion than in themselves. Twice has Spain been the debateable ground between Europe and Africa. Rome and Carthage contended for empire within its limits; and when the Saracens made their desperate effort for the possession of Christendom, Spain was one of the advanced positions on which they seized. The claim of succession to its crown, arrayed armies from England, Germany, and France, on its soil at one and the same moment; and its recent revolutions have exhibited and occasioned the most striking vicissitudes of a period marked by changes and occurrences of the most uncommon kind.

Dr. Southey is certainly happy in his choice of subjects. In his dramatic, epic, romantic, biographical, and historical compositions, we never find him taking up an insignificant name, an obscure theatre, or an uninteresting story. Nor has he, in the present instance, been unmindful of his former discretion. He has chosen a part of history, not only in the highest degree Vol. XX. N.S.

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