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VOLUME 22 , NUMBER 43 (July 1819)


NOTES

  • This Number was published 11 Dec. 1819 [Courier advertisement, 11 Dec. 1819] 

  • The front wrapper of Number 43 states the publication date as 'NOVEMBER, 1819.' Immediately inside the front wrapper is an insert advertising Murray's newest publications; it is dated 'Dec. 1819'. Advertising inserts at the end of the volume for the publishers Rodwell and Martin, Treuttell and Wurtz, and G. and W. B. Whittaker are also dated December 1819. [Earl of Buckinghamshire's untrimmed copy in original wrappers, collection of the present writer] The title page for Volume 22 indicates the publication dates for Numbers 43 and 44 as 'NOVEMBER & MARCH' [Anne Cleaver's copy, an original subscriber, collection of the present writer]

  • Between the publication of Number 41 and Number 42, Barron Field sent a manuscript article for inclusion [Murray MS., Field to JM, 24 Aug. 1819]. The next article identified as Field's is #559 (cf. #535)

  •  It is often stated that John Hookham Frere, who pseudonymously identified himself as 'W' at the end of #554, was the first writer in the Quarterly to sign an article. On p. 246 of article #522, the article's author, John Barrow, drops the mask of anonymity. It was Barrow, therefore, and not Frere, who was the first writer in the Quarterly to openly reveal his identity in the journal

  • Bodleian Library MS., Eng. lett. d.134 (f. 116), John Keble to John Taylor Coleridge, 3 Jan. 1820, is sorry to hear about the QR; 'there is nothing stationary under the sun.' It is possible that Keble heard a rumour about Gifford's impending retirement

  • Important or otherwise interesting articles in this Number: #513, #515, #517, #520 (the QR's response to Hazlitt's vitriolic Letter to William Gifford), #521, #522 (Barrow identifies himself in the article as its author), #523

  • Number of definite attributions for this issue: 7

  • Number of probable or possible attributions for this issue: 4

CONTENTS, IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTORS, AND HISTORICAL NOTES


513 Article 1. Abernethy, An Enquiry into the Probability and Rationality of Mr. Hunter's Theory of Life, being the Subject of the first two Anatomical Lectures delivered before the Royal College of Surgeons of London; Lawrence, An Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, being the two Introductory Lectures delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons on the 21st and 25th of March, 1816; Abernethy, Physiological Lectures, exhibiting a General View, &c. delivered before the Royal College of Surgeons, 1817; Lawrence, Lectures on Physiology, Zoology, and the Natural History of Man, delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons; Morgan, Sketches on the Philosophy of Life; Rennell, Remarks on Scepticism, being an Answer to the Views of Bichat, Sir T. C. Morgan, and Mr. Lawrence; Cursory Observations upon the Lectures, &c. By one of the People called Christians; A Letter to the Rev. Thomas Rennell. From a Graduate in Medicine, 1-34. Author: George D'Oyly.

Running Title: Abernethy, Lawrence, &c. on the Theories of Life.

Notes: In attributing the article to D'Oyly, Shine cites JM III's Register and D'Oyly 25. Shine says to see also Levy 88-89, 89n. Shine quotes from the following letters. Murray MS., WG to JM, Ryde 6 July 1819: '... D'Oyly ... may be set up ... he has taken pains—but I cannot correct it in his close writing.' Murray MS., George D'Oyly, [1819]: '... a parcel ... will contain the article I have been preparing on Laurence, Rennell, etc., and all the books. There will be wanting about a page at the end of the article, which I will send from the country in a day or two, not having quite time to conclude it before I leave.' 

The following information is published here for the first time. Anne Cleaver, an original subscriber, wife of the Bishop of Asaph, has very heavily scored this article, especially passages that assert the moral utility of a belief in the afterlife. [Collection of the present writer] Skepticism is spelled in the article's head note as above.

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


514 Article 2. Dupin, Mémoirs sur la Marine, et les Ponts et Chaussées de France et d'Angleterre, contenant deux Relations de Voyages faits par l'Auteur dans les Ports d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande, dans les années 1816, 1817 et 1818; la Description de la Jetée de Plymouth, du Canal Calédonien, &c., 34-59. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Dupin—on the Marine Establishments of France and England.

Notes: In attributing the article to Barrow, Shine cites JM III's Register and Gentleman's Magazine XXI 578. 

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Gentleman's Magazine, (Mar. 1844), 246-47. The article's author refers to #260 (specific reference), #320, #328 (twice, one a specific reference), #451, and #472 (a specific reference to 'No. XXXVII. p.195. note.'), all of which are by Barrow. In his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works. Cf. #600, which is also by Barrow and is on a related subject and #4 WI, a review by Barrow of Dupin's Commercial Power of Great Britain. The article is one in a series of articles by Barrow in which the problem of dry rot is addressed. The series includes #208, #245, #260, #280, #297, #320, #328, #514, #704, and #341WI.

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


515 Article 3. Fosbrooke, British Monachism, or Manners and Customs of the Monks and Nuns of England; to which are added, 1. Peregrinatorium Religiosum, or Manners and Customs of Ancient Pilgrims.—2. The Consuetudinal of Anchorets and Hermits.—3. Some Account of the Continentes, or Persons who had made Vows of Chastity.—4. Economy of Monastic Life, &c. &c., 59-102. Author: Robert Southey.

Running Title: British Monachism.

Notes: In attributing the article to Southey, Shine cites JM III's Register; Cottle 242-43; Southey 577; Warter III 160; and Gentleman's Magazine XXI 57. Shine says to see also Heber I 474-75, 475n; Warter III 138, 141, 145-46; and Robinson I 237.

The following evidence is published here for the first time. The article appears in Southey's definitive MS. list of his QR articles. Ramos, 180, 183. A note on page 84 refers back to #169, an article by Southey.

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


516 Article 4. Ensor, Radical Reform, Restoration of Usurped Rights, 102-7. Author: William Jacob.

Running Title: Ensor's Restoration of Usurped Rights.

Notes: In attributing the article to Jacob, Shine quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, 6 July 1819: 'I send a little thing of Jacob on Ensor which will not make five pages.' Shine also notes the alternative attribution in JM III's Register to Charles Edward Grey.

 JM III's Register: attribution to 'Sir C Grey,' but without evidence.


517 Article 5. Golownin, Narrative of my Captivity in Japan, during the years 1812 and 1813; with Observations on the Country and People. To which is added [Rikord,] An Account of the Voyages to the Coasts of Japan, and of the Negociations with the Japanese for the release of the Author and his Companions, 107-29. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Golownin's Captivity in Japan.

Notes: In attributing the article to Barrow, Shine cites only JM III's Register.

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. Gentleman's Magazine, (Mar. 1844), 246-47. Murray MS., Book Loans Register: one of the books reviewed was sent to 'John Barrow' on 7 Oct. 1818. Twice the article's author refers to #170, which is by Barrow. In his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works.

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


518 Article 6. Woodhouse, An Elementary Treatise on Astronomy. Vol. II. Containing Physical Astronomy, 129-49. Author: Olinthus Gregory, possibly; OR, John Brinkley, possibly.

Running Title: Woodhouse—Physical Astronomy.

Notes: In attributing the article to Brinkley, Shine cites only JM III's Register.

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. An earlier book by Woodhouse was reviewed in #122, probably by Olinthus Gregory, and that article is referred to in a note on p. 130 ('We had, on a former occasion, received much pleasure from a similar mixture of mathematical history in another work of Mr. Woodhouse'.) The note continues with a specific reference to the work reviewed at #122. The manner of this article is similar to that of #122 and of other articles that are by Gregory. 

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #868, Mar. 1819, probably by John Playfair who had also reviewed in the ER earlier works by Woodhouse.

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


519 Article 7. Knight, Eastern Sketches, in Verse, 149-58. Author: Stratford Canning, probably, and probably with Robert William Hay.

Running Title: Gally Knight's Eastern Sketches.

Notes: In attributing the article to Canning, Shine cites only JM III's Register.

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. Murray MS., WG to Robert W. Hay, 4 Oct. 1819, asks him to make suggestions on Stratford Canning's manuscript. Murray MS., WG to Hay, 12 Oct. 1819, says he is grateful for Hay's compliance concerning Stratford Canning's manuscript. The evidence in favour of the attribution to Canning and to Hay is strong but not definitive.

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


520 Article 8. Hazlitt, Political Essays, with Sketches of Public Characters, 158-63. Author: William Gifford, possibly; OR, Edward Jacob, possibly.

Running Title: Hazlitt's Sketches of Public Characters.

Notes: In querying its attribution to Gifford, Shine cites Graham 41; Graham in SP XXII 507, 507n; and Clark 198, 216-17. Shine says to see also Clark 187, 273 n.98 and Robinson I 237. Shine notes the attribution in JM III's Register to Edward Jacob. 

The following evidence is published here for the first time. The article answers Hazlitt's Letter to William Gifford. There is no evidence independent of JM III's Register to suggest that the article is by Jacob. Shine gives priority to a queried attribution to WG, but while the article does resemble Gifford's writing, their is no objective evidence to suggest that it is his. The article's author refers to #487, which is by Eaton Stannard Barrett, and to #425, which is possibly by John Taylor Coleridge.

JM III's Register: '[Edward] Jacob junr.,' but without evidence. 


521 Article 9. Hill, Essays on the Institutions, Government, and Manners of the States of Ancient Greece, 163-203. Author: Thomas Mitchell.

Running Title: State of Female Society in Greece.

Notes: In attributing the article to Mitchell, Shine cites JM III's Register; Smiles II 20, 103n; and DNB. Shine also suggests as queried alternatives John Hookham Frere (citing Robinson I 247) and Daniel Keyte Sandford (citing Gentleman's Magazine XXI 578).

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Thomas Mitchell to JM, 1 Dec. 1818, proposes an article on this subject. Murray MS., Mitchell to JM, 8 Mar. 1819, is well into the article on Greek female education. Murray MS., Mitchell to JM, 4 Oct. 1819, sends the conclusion to the 'Greek women.' 

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


522 Article 10. Fisher, The Importance of the Cape of Good Hope, as a Colony to Great Britain, independently of the Advantages it possesses as a Military and Naval Station, and the Key to our Territorial Possessions in India. Third Edition; Considerations on the Means of affording Profitable Employment to the redundant Population of Great Britain and Ireland, through the Medium of an improved and correct System of Colonization in the British Territories of South Africa; Burchell, Hints on Emigration to the Cape of Good Hope; Ross, The Cape of Good Hope Calendar, and Agriculturist's Guide containing a correct Account of all the Public Offices, Military Forces, and other Establishments in that Colony. Together with a brief Description of its Soil, Agriculture, and Commerce. Intended for the Use of those Persons who may become Settlers. Illustrated with a correct map of the colony; An Account of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, with a View to the Information of Emigrants. And an Appendix, containing the offers of Government to Persons disposed to settle there; A Guide to the Cape of Good Hope, describing its Geographical Situation, Climate, &c.; Wilson, The Emigrant's Guide to the Cape of Good Hope, containing a Description of the Climate, Soil, and Productions of the Colony, from the latest and most authentic sources of Information—with Directions of Emigrants in general. To which are added, a full Account of the Meeting at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, &c.; Latrobe, Journal of a Visit to South Africa in 1815 and 1816, with some Account of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren near the Cape of Good Hope, 203-46. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: The Cape of Good Hope.

Notes: In attributing the article to Barrow, Shine cites JM III's Register and the Gentleman's Magazine XXI 579. 

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Gentleman's Magazine, (Mar. 1844), 246-47. Murray MS., Book Loans Register: 'Latrobe's Visit to S. Africa' was sent to 'John Barrow' on 22 Apr. 1819. The article's author refers to #226, 345, and 479, all of which are by Barrow. The author puffs Barrow's Travels in South Africa, four times. It his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works. On p. 246 Barrow drops the mask of anonymity. It was Barrow, therefore, and not Frere, who was the first writer in the Quarterly to openly reveal his identity in the journal (it is often stated that John Hookham Frere, who pseudonymously identified himself as 'W' at the end of #554, was the first writer in the Quarterly to sign an article).

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


523 Article 11. Cottu, De l'Administration de la Justice Criminelle en Angleterre et de l'Esprit du Gouvernement Anglais, 247-64. Author: John Wilson Croker, probably.

Running Title: M. Cottu.—Criminal Law of England.

Notes: In attributing the article to Croker, Shine cites JM III's Register and Brightfield 454. Shine records a definite attribution to Croker, despite the qualification in JM III's Register.

The following evidence was first published in VPR 28. While the article is included in the Cambridge University bound volumes of Croker's articles and while it is claimed by Croker in five of his Clements Library MS. lists, in what is demonstrably the latest of the comprehensive lists, the article is queried. The evidence for Croker is therefore not definitive. To the present writer, with the exception of the opening pages, there are aspects of this article that do not resemble Croker, in particular the author's preference for some French jurisprudential practices over English ones and his charitable and accommodating tone. It is possible that Croker collaborated with another author or heavily sub-edited someone else's work.

JM III's Register: attribution to Croker and note: 'Not mentioned in Croker's own list.'

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