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The character of the work referred to in the preceding recommendations is fully established. From the capacity of the translator, I have no doubt that it has been faithfully rendered into English. J. S. DORSEY, M. D.
Adjunct Professor of Surgery. DEAR SIR.-It appears scarcely requisite to add any testimonial in favour of Dr. Le Gallois's highly interesting “Experiments on the Principle of Life,” &c. after the very favourable report of the Commissioners appointed by the Institute of France.- As however my opinion is requested on this occasion, I must say that as far as I have yet examined it, I have not met with a work more interesting, and more capable of affording ample and useful information.
With respect to the accuracy and merit of the translation, I have no doubt from my intimacy with yourself and brother, that it is perfectly faithful to the original.
With much esteem,
JOHN REDMAN COXE, M, D. Philadelphia, November 22, 1813.
Professor of Chemistry. DR. N. C. NANCREDE.
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BYRON'S POEMS COMPLETE.
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This edition comprises the whole of Byron's Poems, viz. his first work entitled "Poems original and Translated"—" English. Bards and Scotch Reviews"--" Childe Harold's Pilgrimage," and "The Giaour;" besides a number of smaller poems.
The following extracts from British Reviews, will give some idea of the character of them. Speaking of the English Bards, &c. "It unites much of the judgment of the Essay on Criticism, the playful, yet poignant smile and frown of indignation and ridicule of the Dunciad, with the versification of the Epistle to Arbuthnot, and the acuteness of the imitation of Horace. In a word, many years have passed since the English press has given us a performance so replete with mingled genius, good sense, and spirited animadversion," &c. Gent. Mag. March, 180
"Since the time of the Baviad, we have not met with a production combining so much genuine wit, humour, and real talent. British Critic, April, 1809.
"We have risen from the perusal of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage,' delighted, and confirmed in our opinion, that lord Byron is a genuine poet of the highest order. In declaring this, however, we do not mean to say, that the poem now under consideration, is regular and perfect; but, that it manifests the writer's genius to be equal to any poetical task on which he may think proper to employ his time and talents."
Again-Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, is a poem in which narrative, feeling, description, sentiment, satire, tenderness, and contemplation are happily blended; it is adorned with beautiful imagery, expressed in animated and harmonious verse; and to this we may add, that the subjects of it are of the most interesting nature, and, if not in themselves altogether new, they are treated in a manner combining novelty and exactness." Lit. Panorama.
A very favourable and interesting review of "THE GIAOUR" was republished (from the 42d No. of the Edinburgh Review) in
the Analectic Magazine for November--The following is an extract from "The Critical Review, for July, 1813."
"For the powers of both natural and moral description of presenting to the mind's eye, by a few rapid touches of a strong and vigorous pencil, a clear, bright and distinct image in the former case, and in the latter of guiding the imagination through all the intricacies of human thought to the very sources of human conduct, we have ever since the appearance of Childe Harold, estimated lord Byron as the most gifted of all the modern poets. Of a work so simple in its contrivance, and so slight in its texture as the present, it may appear extravagant to say that it not only confirms our former opinion, but exalts it still higher. Yet such is the judgment we have formed of it, and we think the few extracts which we are about to submit to our readers (premising that we have found the difficulty of selection very great among so many superior beauties) will justify us to those who have not yet seen the poem:"
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