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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4 (November 1809)


NOTES

  • This Number was published on 30 Dec. 1809 [Courier 23 Dec. 1809 announced the journal for 23 Dec., but Murray MS., Paid Contributors List records the publication date as 30 Dec.]

  • Murray printed 4000 copies of this Number

  • The Number cost Murray £671, including £83 for printing, £237 for paper, £58 for stitching, £5 for wrappers, £9 for corrections, £1 for a cancelled article, £50 for the editor, £162 for articles, £3 for the index, £10 for books, postage, carriage, £30 for advertising

  • This Number initially sold 3715 copies. Murray's loss in December was £21. By November 1811 all remaining copies had sold. Murray gained a profit of £29 [Murray MS., accounts book]

  • An article on 'Clarke's marbles' was printed but not used [Murray MS., accounts book]

  • Probably because of the presence in this issue of #60—Robert Grant's article on Charles James Fox-JM sent presentation copies of QR Number 4 to William Gifford; Walter Scott; John Wilson Croker; William Erskine; James Ballantyne; <John> Harding; Catherine Ann Dorset, the poet; William Davis; Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquis Wellesley; George Canning; Charles Long (Paymaster General—he had been a close friend of Pitt); Isaac Disraeli; Sharon Turner; Stratford Canning; William Erskine; and James Ballantyne. The eclectic nature of the list suggests that it satisfied a number of purposes, political, professional, and personal. [Murray MS., Book Loans Register]

  • Important or otherwise interesting articles in this number include: #48 (Sir John Barrow's first contribution), 60 (an article by Robert Grant that is among the most important in the early history of the QR), and 62

  • Number of definite attributions for this issue: 19

  • Number of probable or possible attributions for this issue: 1

CONTENTS, IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTORS, AND HISTORICAL NOTES


47 Article 1. Observations on the Historical Work of the late Right Honourable Charles James Fox. By the Right Honourable George Rose. With a Narrative of the Events which occurred in the Enterprise of the Earl of Argyle in 1683. By Sir Patrick Hume, 243-55. Author: Alexander Maconochie-Welwood Meadowbank.

Running Title: Rose's Observations on Fox's History.

Notes: In attributing the article to Meadowbank, Shine cites only JM III's Register. [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note; the Register appears to depend upon the assertion of Meadowbank's authorship in JM II's marked QR and supplies no other evidence.]

The following evidence is published here for the first time. WG 'corrected' many of Lord Meadowbank's Scotticisms. NLS MS. 3878 (f.121), WG to Walter Scott, 22 Aug. 1809: 'By the way, have not you a Review of Rose, written by some friend of our work, and entrusted to the care of Mr Erskine? If not—what is become of it?' NLS MS. 3878 (f.236), WG to Scott, 30 Dec. 1809: 'The article from Lord M. I have inserted with the verbal alterations—many of them were necessary, for the Scotticisms were numerous. I hope that I have in no case perverted his sense: where I perfectly understood him, I am sure I have not ....' Murray MS., William Erskine to JM, 15 July 1809, says he hopes the article on Fox will appear in the next Number. Anne Cleaver of Little Missinden, Buckinghamshire, a contemporary subscriber, entered in her copy of QR Number 4, on the opening page of the article, the notation, 'Alex Maconochie-Welwood.' How she came by this information is unknown. [Present writer's collection]

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #481, July 1809, by Francis Jeffrey.

JM II's marked QR: 'Ld Meadowbank'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Meadowbank, but without evidence.


48 Article 2. De Guignes, Voyages à Peking, Manille, et l'Isle de France, faits dans l'Intervalle des Années 1784 à 1801, 255-75. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: De Guignes—Voyages à Peking, &c.

Notes: In attributing the article to Barrow, Shine cites JM III's Register; Barrow 500-2; Smiles I 166; and Brightfield 206. Shine says to see also Smiles I 165, 169 and Clark 176.

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. The article is Barrow's first contribution to the QR; he had been invited by George Canning to write for the journal [letter to the editor from John Barrow II dated 12 Feb. 1844, Gentleman's Magazine, Mar. 1844, 246-470]. The article is referred to in #82 and 147, both of which are by Barrow. In his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works. Barrow asserts his authorship of the article in his Memoir, 500.

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #477, July 1809, by James Mill.

JM II's marked QR: 'Barrow'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Barrow and with the following note: '?J. Pillans whose letter (1809? April) see.'


49 Article 3. Jerningham, The Alexandrian School; or a Narrative of the First Church Professors in Alexandria; with Observations on the Influence they still maintain over the Established Church, 275-80. Author: John Ireland.

Running Title: Jerningham's Alexandrian School.

Notes: In attributing the article to Ireland, Shine cites JM III's Register. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, 18 June 1809: 'Dr Ireland will take up Jerningham's School of Alexandria.'

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Book Loans Register: the book reviewed was sent to 'Dr Ireland' on 19 June 1809.

JM III's Register: attribution to Ireland, and with the following note: 'W G's letter June 18, 1809.'


50 Article 4. Bowles, Poems, never before published, written chiefly at Bremhill, in Wiltshire, 281-87. Authors: John Hoppner and William Gifford.

Running Title: Poems, by the Rev. W. L. Bowles.

Notes: In attributing the article to Hoppner, Shine cites JM III's Register and Clark 187-88, 273n98. [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: The evidence in Clark is persuasive.]

JII's marked QR: 'Hoppner & Gifford'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Hoppner and Gifford, but without evidence.


51 Article 5. Ker Porter, Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 288-301. Author: Reginald Heber.

Running Title: Ker Porter's Travels in Russia, &c.

Notes: In attributing the article to Heber, Shine cites JM III's Register. [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: JM III's Register in turn depends upon JM II's marked QR.] Shine also cites Heber I 343n and Gentleman's Magazine XXI 137. Shine says to see also Smiles I 165, 169 and Bedford xl, 117.

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. William Erskine, Walter Scott's friend, was repeatedly frustrated in his attempts to produce an article acceptable to WG. WG kept offering topics of no interest to Erskine and some topics Erskine took up without first informing WG turned out to have been commissioned to others. Such was the case with this article. Erskine, apparently acting as mediator for an associate, offered a review, sent it through the publisher Ballantyne, heard nothing for some time, then through Scott learned that WG, afraid of disappointing Erskine yet again, had hesitated to reply.

NLS MS. 3878 (ff.239-42), WG to Walter Scott, [Dec. 1808 or Jan. 1809], says for the next Number he 'will contrive to get something on Ker Porter.' Murray MS., William Erskine to JM, 15 July 1809: 'Have you an article on Ker Porter's Travels in Russia? I wrote Mr Gifford about a month ago, but have not had an answer.' NLS MS. 11000 (ff.138-39), JM to Erskine, 21 July 1809, says that 'Ker Porter' is by 'a friend of Mr Heber's.' Murray MS., Erskine to JM, 13 Aug. 1809: 'Mr Ballantyne undertook some weeks ago to forward to you a short Essay on our Policy with respect to Russia, which I thought might be incorporated into the Review of Ker Porter's Book.' He hopes it has not miscarried and will be disappointed if it is not inserted as it 'contains what seems to me useful information and is written by a gentleman of talent and consequence.' Murray MS., George Ellis to JM, [Aug. 1809], having spoken of articles for Number 3, Ellis states that 'Russia ... must stand over till next time.' (May be a reference to #72.)

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #465, Apr. 1809, by Henry Brougham.

JM II's marked QR: [in pencil] 'G. Ellis'.

JM III's Register: 'Geo Ellis Heber'. For the cancelled Ellis attribution JM III cites JM II's marked QR. The Register includes the following note: 'See Ellis' letter Feb 1810'


52 Article 6. Wyvill, Intolerance the Disgrace of Christians, not the Fault of their Religion, 301-9. Author: Robert Walpole, possibly.

Running Title: Wyvill, on Intolerance.

Notes: In the absence of clear guidance from JM III's Register, Shine does not suggest an author for this article.

The following evidence, including the citation of JM III's Register, is published here for the first time. The article is incorrectly attributed to George D'Oyly by the present writer in VPR 28:4.The evidence for Walpole is weak. Walpole is the author of #32 and 539. Both of those articles are marked by the frequency of rhetorical questions, of sentences and clauses beginning with articles, especially with 'but,' and by a superfluity of colons and semi-colons, a pattern repeated in this article, #188, and 450, which might also have been by Walpole.

JM III's Register: [note between articles 5 and 6:] 'Dr Parr wrote an Art in this No. See WGs letter No 51[;] also Mr Hodgsons[;] see WGs letter No 53.' [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: In these letters, however, 'Parr' refers to the book reviewed in #60.]


53 Article 7. Bawdwen, A Translation of the Record called Domesday, as far as relates to the County of York, including also Amounderness, Lonsdale, and Furness, in Lancashire, and such Parts of Westmoreland and Cumberland, as are contained in the Survey; also the Counties of Derby, Nottingham, Rutland, and Lincoln, 310-14. Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker.

Running Title: Bawdwen's Translation of the Domesday Record.

Notes: In attributing the article to Whitaker, Shine cites JM III's Register and Nichols xxix. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, [Oct. or Nov. 1809]: 'Whitaker I think may now stand.' [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: The article's topic is Whitaker's preserve.]

JM II's marked QR: 'Rev Whitaker'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Whitaker, but without evidence.


54 Article 8. Kett, Emily: a moral Tale, including Letters from a Father to his Daughter upon the most important Subjects, 314-19. Author: George D'Oyly, with William Gifford.

Running Title: Kett's Emily, a Moral Tale.

Notes: In attributing the article to D'Oyly, Shine cites JM III's Register. Shine also quotes from the following letters. Murray MS., WG to JM, [?Nov. 1809]: 'I think I have improved Kett and added a little to its severity ....' Murray MS., WG to JM, [Dec. 1809]: 'I send De Guignes .... Either D'Oyly or the Dr should come next, then Bowles, then Southey ....' [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: These are references, respectively, to #48, 49, 50, and 55.]

The following evidence is published here for the first time. The evidence for attribution in the Shine volume is not definitive. In VPR 28:4, the article is incorrectly attributed by the present writer to James Pillans. Murray MS. Book Loans Register: book reviewed sent to 'Pillans' on 24 May 1809. Devon MS. 1149M (f.105), WG to Edward Copleston, 4 Feb. 1812: 'In a former No. we lost much fun, for he [Kett] fell into the hands of D'Oyly, a good man, but only fit for matter of fact.' Murray MS. Book Loans Register: MS. article transported from Cambridge on 14 Nov. 1809. D'Oyly resided at Cambridge.

JM II's marked QR: 'Dr Doyly'.

JM III's Register: attribution to D'Oyly, but without evidence.


55 Article 9. Holmes, American Annals; or, a Chronological History America, from its Discovery in 1492 to 1806, 319-37. Author: Robert Southey.

Running Title: Holmes' American Annals. [Textual note: on page 323 forward the running title is: History and Present State of America.]

Notes: In attributing the article to Southey, Shine cites JM III's Register; Robberds II 339; Cottle 242-43; Southey 577; Cairns I 33n; and Clark 183. Shine says to see also Warter II 148, 151, 184; Southey 255, 263; Smiles I 118-19, 168, 169; and Grierson II 136. Shine also quotes from the following letters. Murray MS., WG to JM, [Mar. 1809]: 'Mr Southey has sent his Article on America.' Murray MS., WG to JM [?Aug. 1809]: 'If you prefer S's America to the Miss[ionaries] in this number, it may be used....' BL MS. 30928 [no folio number given], Robert Southey to Charles Danvers, Dec. 14, 1809: 'You will I think like my reviewal of the American Annals in the 4th Quarterly.'

The following evidence is published here for the first time. The article appears in Southey's definitive MS. list of his QR articles.

JM II's marked QR: 'Southey'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Southey, but without evidence.


56 Article 10. Laplace, Sur la Loi de la Réfraction extraordinaire dans les Cristaux diaphanes. Par M. Laplace. Lu à la première Classe de l'Institut, dans sa séance du 30 Janvier, 1809. Journal de Physique, Janv. 1809, 337-48. Author: Thomas Young.

Running Title: Laplace—Réfraction extraordinaire.

Notes: In attributing the article to Young, Shine cites JM III's Register; Brande XXVIII 157; Gentleman's Magazine XXI 137; Whewell II 369; Young 371; DNB; and Pettigrew IV 21.

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. The article appears in Young's definitive MS. list of his QR articles.

Laplace's System of the World was reviewed in ER #504, Jan. 1810, by John Playfair.

JM II's marked QR: 'Dr Young'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Young, but without evidence.


57 Article 11. William Tell, or Swisserland delivered. By the Chevalier de Florian &c. A posthumous Work. To which is prefixed a Life of the Author, By Jauffret. Translated from the French. By William B. Hewetson, Author of the Blind Boy, &c., 348-54. Author: Henry John Stephen.

Running Title: Florian—William Tell.

Notes: In attributing the article to Stephen, Shine cites JM III's Register and says to see also Smiles I 165. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, 20 Dec. 1809: 'Pray have the goodness to complete the address of the letter to young Mr Stephen & send it to him. It encloses the draft.'

The following information is published here for the first time. Murray MS., George Ellis to JM, 2 Feb. 1810, Ellis thought this the only poor article in the number. Ellis's anti-religious prejudices may have interfered with his judgment, however, as the article reads well—Stephen was associated through family connections to the so-called Saints, the parliamentary evangelical pressure group under William Wilberforce that later became known as the Clapham Sect. Switzerland is spelled in the head note as above.

JM II's marked QR: 'Stevens'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Stevens, but without evidence.


58 Article 12. Herodoti Halicarnassci Historiarum Libri IX. Textus Wesselingianus passim refictus opera Frid. Volg. Reizii. Accedit Index Rerum necnon Editionis Wesselingianœ cum Edit. Reizii et Schäferi Collatio. Oxonii, Sumptibus J. Cooke et J. Parker, et J. Payne et J. Mackinlay; Textus Wesselingianus passim refictus Argumentorumique ac Temporum Notatio. Opera Friderici Volg. Reizii. Oxonii, Typis N. Bliss; impensis M. Bliss et R. Bliss, 354-65. Author: Allen.

Running Title: Oxford editions of Herodotus.

Notes: In attributing the article to Joseph Parker, Shine cites JM III's Register. [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: JM III's Register misinterprets JM II's marked QR as stating that Parker was the article's author. Instead, the marked QR indicates that the article was merely forwarded by Parker. Parker, an Oxford publisher, was JM's Oxford agent.]

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. Murray MS., Joseph Parker to JM, [6 June 1815]: 'Mr Allen, who formerly supplied you with a review of Herodutus & Chalmer's Oxford ... tells me that he has never been paid for the latter ....' Archdeacon Allen, a friend of John Taylor Coleridge, was for a time inspector of schools. A number of Allens graduated from Oxford at this time (see Alumni Oxon). No definitive evidence has been located to cause the present writer to prefer one of these men to the exclusion of all others.

JM II's marked QR: 'Parker of Oxford sent it'.

JM III's Register: 'Parker of Oxford' and cites JM II's marked QR.


59 Article 13. Northmore, Washington, or Liberty Restored: a Poem in ten Books, 365-75. Author: William Gifford.

Running Title: Northmore's Washington.

Notes: In attributing the article to Gifford, Shine cites JM III's Register and Clark 183.

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Book Loans Register: the book reviewed was sent to 'WG' on 6 July 1809. NLS MS. 11000 (ff. 138-39), JM to William Erskine, 21 July 1809, says that WG will review 'Northmore's Washington, a wretched work.' Murray MS., George Ellis to JM, 2 Feb. 1810, says the article on Northmore was 'excellent'.

JM II's marked QR: 'W. Gifford'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Gifford, citing JM II's marked QR, but without additional evidence.


60 Article 14. [Parr,] Characters of the late Charles James Fox, selected, and in part written by Philopatris Varvicensis, 375-401. Author: Robert Grant, with George Canning.

Running Title: Characters of the late Charles James Fox.

Notes: In attributing the article to Grant, Shine cites JM III's Register; Smiles I 169; Frere I 177-78; QR CCX 758; and Clark 176. Shine says to see also Bedford 117; Smiles I 165, 176; and Heber I 345.

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. Years later, JM II stated that this was the first article in the QR to be universally praised. The article helped to establish the journal's reputation for literary excellence and secured a large number of new subscribers. The article's success helped convince JM II to continue in the enterprise at a time when he had begun to doubt that it would prosper. George Ellis speculated that the article's author might be Edward Copleston; others thought the article was by George Canning.

Bodleian MS., Eng. Lett. d.214 (f.55), Robert Grant to Reginald Heber, 'Ireland' 11 Oct. 1809: '... having every expectation of being in England soon, I will prepare for you what I promised on Parr; but I am afraid that with respect to Rose's observations on Fox, I must beg off. Never yet have I read Fox's history ....' Murray MS., WG to JM, [Sept. or Oct. 1809]: 'Pray copy the enclosed & destroy the original. ... Mr. C[anning] has pointed out the following which he wishes to have amended.' Murray MS., WG to JM, [? Nov. 1809]: 'Parr is not yet come, nor do I know how to get it. Of course I look for it momentarily.' Murray MS., WG to JM, [Dec. 1809]: 'I shall certainly have Dr Parr this week, & I think it will be good.' Devon MS. 114M (f.75), WG to Edward Copleston, 3 Jan. 1810, says George Ellis thought the article similar in style to Copleston's 'famous Letter to a Young Reviewer.' Murray MS., George Ellis to JM, 2 Feb. 1810, says the article on Parr 'was inimitable'.

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #504, Jan. 1810, by Sydney Smith.

JM II's marked QR: [in pencil] 'Rob Grant[.] This was the first Article that excited general admiration.'

JM III's Register: attribution to Grant, but without evidence.


61 Article 15. [Warburton] Letters from an Eminent Prelate to one of his Friends, 401-12. Author: James Pillans.

Running Title: Warburton's Letters.

Notes: In attributing the article to Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Shine cites Nichols xxix and Gentleman's Magazine XXI 138. In suggesting Pillans as an alternative attribution, Shine cites the queried attribution to Pillans in JM III's Register and says to see also Bedford 117 and Grierson II 219. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, [19 Feb. 1809]: 'Mr Barry Roberts has been kind enough to induce a gentleman of his acquaintance to Review Warburton.'

The following evidence is published here for the first time. J. B. S. Morritt offered to review this work, but despite Walter Scott's patronage his offer was rejected by WG. NLS MS., 853 (f.4), Walter Scott to J. B. S. Morritt, 22 July 1809, says he is surprised at the rejection of Morritt's article on Warburton. Murray MS., James Pillans to JM, 8 Mar. 1809, asks if Warburton's Letters are going to be published in time for the next Number. Murray MS., Book Loans Register: the book reviewed sent to 'P' on 9 Mar. 1809 and to 'G[ifford] for P' on 25 Nov. 1809. NLS MS., 3878 (ff.239-42), WG to Walter Scott, [Feb. or Mar. 1809]: in the next Number he expects to have something on 'Warburton'. Murray MS., Pillans to JM, 25 Apr. 1809, says he has sent 'Warburton'.

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #444, Jan. 1809, by Francis Jeffrey.

JM III's Register: queries attribution to Pillans and includes the following note: 'See also W G's letter Feb 19, 1809. See also J. Pillans Ap 25, 1809.'


62 Article 16. Canning, Two Letters from the Right Honourable George Canning to the Earl of Camden, Lord President of the Council, 412-26. Author: George Ellis, with George Canning and William Gifford.

Running Title: Mr. Canning's Letters to Earl Camden.

Notes: In co-attributing the article to Ellis, Canning, and Gifford, Shine cites JM III's Register. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, [8 Dec. 1809]: [notation on letter in JM II's hand: 'Mr G E's Rev. of Letters to Camden as returned by Mr C.'] 'This lost article I have found. ... I have ... written myself a passage of some length to be introduced in the middle of it, which I think will be of service to the question. Pray send me by the Bearer another set of slips of the lost Article, mine is so scratched & bedeviled by myself, and another person [Canning] that it cannot be made out. I will insert the whole changes fairly in their proper places ....' .

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. It appears that Canning fairly heavily annotated the article and that WG inserted an extensive passage in the middle of it. Canning's role in producing this article is notable as the topic is Canning's infamous duel with Lord Castlereagh, an incident that for a time derailed Canning's career. The article was the occasion for An answer to the strictures of the Quarterly Review (No. 4), upon the letters of the Right Hon. G. Canning to Earl Camden, Lord President of the Council. (1810)

Murray MS., George Ellis to JM, [Oct. or Nov. 1809], speaks of reviewing 'Mr Canning's Letter to Earl Camden'. Harewood MS., WG to George Canning, 30 Dec. 1809: 'The Rev. of your letters is liked.' BL MS. 28099 (f.69), WG to Ellis, 12 Feb. [1810]: 'Dr. Ireland ... thinks that your Art. on Camden is the neatest ... that has appeared in our Review.'

[Bookseller's note: 'Vehement defense of Camden and strong denunciation of Canning with, at times, a point by point refutation of some of Canning's accusations.']

JM II's marked QR: 'G. Ellis & Canning'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Ellis and Canning, but without evidence.


63 Article 17. [Croker,] The Battles of Talavera. A Poem, 426-33. Author: Walter Scott.

Running Title: The Battles of Talavera.

Notes: In attributing the article to Scott, Shine cites JM III's Register; Scott; Gentleman's Magazine XXI 137; Douglas I 130; DNB on Croker; Graham 41; and says to see also Smiles I 169. Shine also quotes from the following letters. Murray MS., WG to JM, [8 Dec. 1809]: '... I recd ... a little thing from our friend of the North .... It is the Battles of Talavera .... It is nearly seven pages of Scots hand and the quotations are not inserted ....' Murray MS., WG to JM, [Dec. 8, 1809]: 'I ... send you S.' Notation on letter: '... Scott's Review of Talavera.'

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. Murray MS., John Wilson Croker to JM, 12 Dec. 1809, says that in his poem a few lines were mis-transcribed. 'I mention this, that in case these lines should be quoted ^in the review, they might be right.' NLS MS. 3878 (ff.236), WG to Walter Scott, 30 Dec. 1809: '... your article came in pudding time .... Your Talavera is excellent, & much liked ....' John Murray published the volume under review.

JM II's marked QR: 'Sir W Scott'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Scott, but without evidence.


64 Article 18. Hayley, The Life of George Romney, Esq., 433-44. Authors: John Hoppner and William Gifford.

Running Title: Hayley's Life of Romney.

Notes: In co-attributing the article to Hoppner and Gifford, Shine cites JM III's Register and Hoppner xxiii. Shine also quotes from the following letters. Murray MS., WG to JM, 30 June 1809: 'He [Hoppner] takes Romney ... with him, which he is very anxious to review ....' Murray MS., WG to JM, [Nov. 1809]: 'Hoppner I can certainly promise this evening tho' I have had a deuced deal of wrestle with it.' Murray MS., WG to JM, [1809]: 'I am now hard at Hoppner which I have to have ready for you tomorrow morning.'

The following evidence is published here for the first time.

JM II's marked QR: 'Hoppner & Gifford'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Hoppner and Gifford, but without evidence.


65 Article 19. Jackson, An Account of the Empire of Morocco and the District of Suse. Compiled from Miscellaneous Observations made during a long Residence in, and various Journies through these Countries. To which is added, an accurate and interesting Account of Tombuctoo, the great Emporium of Central Africa, 444-54. Author: Reginald Heber.

Running Title: Jackson's An Account of Morocco, &c.

Notes: In attributing the article to Heber, Shine ignores the references in JM III's Register to William Jacob and incorrectly implies that JM II's marked QR attributes the article to Heber. Shine says to see Smiles I 165, 169. [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: these references to Smiles only very remotely support an attribution to Heber.] Shine also quotes Murray MS., WG to JM, [8 Dec. 1809]: [notation on letter in JM II's hand: 'Mr R Heber's article on Jackson's ...'] 'On my return I found a light article on Jackson which Mr H had sent express ... I suppose it will make between 6 and 7 pages.'

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. Given that JM II thought that William Jacob may have written the article, it is possible that Heber merely conveyed the article to WG (which is what JM III apparently suspected). The following letter secures the attribution to Heber. Murray MS., George Ellis to JM, 7 Feb. 1810, speaks of Heber's article on Morocco in the last Number and that John Barrow had declined to review the book. The word Journeys and the name Timbuktu are spelled in the article's head note as above.

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #470, July 1809, by Henry Brougham.

JM II's marked QR: 'Q[UER]YJacob'

JM III's Register: attribution to William Jacob, citing JM II's marked QR and with the following note: 'R. Heber uncertain. see W G's letter Dec 8/09'


66 Article 20. Short Remarks on the State of Parties at the Close of the Year 1809, 454-60. Authors: George Ellis and George Canning.

Running Title: Short Remarks on the State of Parties.

Notes: In attributing the article to Ellis and Canning, Shine cites JM III's Register and Marriot 145. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, [Dec. 1809]: 'Mr C[anning] was with me on Sat. I dare say we shall have something interesting from G. E. It must be the last Article I believe.'

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. The following letter, quoted in part by Shine at entry #70, when read as a whole provides additional evidence for #66. Murray MS., WG to JM [dated ?Feb. 1810, by another hand, but probably Dec. 1809]: 'I have this instant heard from G. E. The article is finished, & I hoped you had it .... It will be overlooked by C[anning]. A short article on D'Invernois (about 6 or 7 pages) will be sent in a day or two.'

The subject of this article (the state of parties) was reviewed in ER #510, Jan. 1810, by Francis Jeffrey.

JM II's marked QR: 'G Ellis & Canning'.

JM III's Register: attribution to Ellis and Canning, but without evidence.

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