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THE

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

OR

CRITICAL JOURNAL:

FOR

NOV. 1810....... FEB. 1811.

TO BE CONTINUED QUARTERLY.

JUDEX DAMNATUR CUM NOCENS ABSOLVITUR.

PUBLIUS SYRUS,

VOL. XVII.

Edinburgh:

Printed by D. Willison, TOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY, EDINBURGH ; AND

CONSTABLE, HUNTER, PARK, AND HUNTER,

LONDON.

1810.

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CONTENTS OF No. XXXIII.

Art. I. Substance of the Speech of Sir John Cox Hippisley,

Bart. on Seconding the Motion of the Right Hon.

Henry Grattan, to refer the Petition of the Roman

Catholics of Ireland to a Committee of the House

of Commons, on Friday, the 18th of May, 1810 Page 1

II. Mémoires du Prince Eugene de Savoie, Generalissème

des Armées Autrichiennes. Ecrits par lui-même

39

III. Tracts on the Education of the Poor

58

IV. Code d'Instruction Criminelle ; Edition conforme à

l'edition originale du Bulletin des Lois; suivi des

Motifs exposés par les Conseillers d'Etat, et des

Rapports faits par la Commission de Legislation

du Corps Legislatif, sur chacun des Lois qui com-

posent le Code

88

V. The American Mineralogical Journal, for January,

February, and March 1810, conducted by Archi-

bald Bruce, M. D., Professor of Mineralogy in the

University of the State of New York. Vol. I.

No. I.

114

VI. A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry.

By Robert Woodhouse, A. M. F. R. S. Fellow of

Caius College, Cambridge

122

VII. A View of the antient and present State of the Zet-

land Islands, including their Civil, Political, and

Natural History, Antiquities, and an Account of

their Agriculture, Fisheries, Commerce, and the

State of Society and Manners. By Arthur Ed-

mondston, M. D.

135

VIII. Papers on the Stone

155

IX. Philosophical Essays. By Dugald Stewart, Esq.

F. R. S. Edinburgh, Emeritus Professor of Moral

Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, &c.

&c.

167

Χ. ΑΙΣΧΥΛΟΥ ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΥΣ ΔΕΣΜΩΤΗΣ. Eschyli

Prometheus Vinctus. Ad Fidem Manuscriptorum

emendavit, Notas et Glossarium adjecit, Carolus

Jacobus Blomfield A. B. Collegii SS. Trinitatis a-

pud Cantabrigienses Socius

211

List of New Publications

243

THE

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

NOVEMBER, 1810.

No. XXXIII,

Art. I. Substance of the Speech of Sir John Cox Hippisley, Bart.

on secondling the Motion of the Right Hon. Henry Gratlan, to refer the Petition of the Roman Catholics of Ireland to a Committee of the House of Commons, on Friday, the 18th of May, 1810. With an Appendix, greatly enlarged, and additional Notes. The Second Edition, corrected. pp. 320. 8vo. London, 1810.

Har ought to be the religion of a country, where two thirds

of the people are Catholic, and only one third Protestant? -where two thirds profess that form of Christianity which still prevails over the greatest part of civilized Europe, the remaining third professing what they think a purer form of Christianity ?

If this be too bold, or too general a question for the taste of some of our readers, it will serve our purpose equally well, if they will only ask themselves the following-Was it just or reasonable, while Ireland continued a distinct kingdom, that two thirds of her inhabitants should be subjected to pains and civil disabilities on account of their religion ? and, if the Union, by which she ceased to be a distinct kingdom, was negotiated on a footing of equality, and brought about partly by promises to remove these pains and disabilities, is it just or reasonable that they should still be continued ?

We shall not add another word on the justice of the claims now made by the Irish Catholics, considered with a reference to Ireland only ; but, forgetting that she ever had a separate politia cal existence, and regarding her merely as an integral portion of the British empire, we shall be satisfied with asking, Whether it be salutary and expedient for the whole state, that the Irish Catholics should be kept under the disabilities to which they are still shj .cied? VCL. XVII. NO. 33.

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