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Quarterly Review
VOLUME 25 , NUMBER 50 (July 1821)


NOTES

  • This Number was published 17 Oct. 1821 [Courier advertisement, 17 Oct. 1821]

  • At about this time Milman submitted an article or wrote a poem on 'an obscure heroine' [Murray MS., WG to JM, 26 Aug. 1821]

  • 'Cohen has sent a strange thing.' [Probably #608 in Number 51]

  • Murray MS., WG to John Taylor Coleridge, letters dated 7 Nov. 1820, 21 Dec. 1820, and 24 July 1821, in which Gifford encourages Coleridge's 'friend' (Thomas Arnold) to write for the review. Cf. head note for Number 52. Bodleian MS., d. 130 (ff.43-44), Thomas Arnold to John Taylor Coleridge, 21 May 1821: 'I have had a very civil Answer from Gifford to my Letter requesting him to send me Cramer's Book.—He asks me to send him occasional assistance on any subject that I like.' Cf. #613

  • Murray MS., Robert Southey to JM, 6 Nov. 1821, speaking of articles in this Number, says of Barrow's 'valuable' paper: 'He will not indeed believe in cannibals till he gets eaten himself.'

  • Important or otherwise interesting articles in this Number include: #602, #605 (Nassau Senior on Scott's Waverly), #607, #608, #610

  • Number of definite attributions for this issue: 11

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

CONTENTS, IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTORS, AND HISTORICAL NOTES


588 Article 1. Villemain, Histoire de Cromwell, d'après les Mémoires du Temps, et les Recueils Parlementaires; Cromwell, Memoirs of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell, and of his Sons, Richard and Henry. Illustrated by Original Letters, and other Family Papers. By Oliver Cromwell, Esq., a Descendant of the Family. With Portraits from Original Pictures; Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell and his Times; Cromwelliana. A Chronological Detail of Events in which Oliver Cromwell was engaged from the year 1642 to his Death 1658: with a Continuation of other Transactions to the Restoration, 279-347. Author: Robert Southey.

Running Title: Life of Cromwell.

Notes: In attributing the article to Southey, Shine cites JM III's Register; Cottle 242-43; Southey 404 ('Gifford has made only one alteration ....'), 575; Warter III 283, 284-85; Smiles II 39; Rickman 218-19; Gentleman's Magazine XXI 578; and Clark 181, 272 note 64. Shine says to see also Smiles II 109, 110; Warter III 216, 254, 256, 261; and the William Gifford entry in DNB. Shine quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, Ramsgate, [19 July 1821]: 'I have recd both Southey & Mrs Hemans ... Southey has contrived to tell a wretched tale of blood guilt in the homeliest of all possible ways. I never read so dry and uninviting a stile, twill not go down. But keep this to yourself.' Murray MS., WG to JM, James Street, Wednesday night [1821]: 'Southey's conclusion may perhaps have lost a little spirit but I saw nothing so valuable in the two paragraphs as to make one wish to retain them & they might, as you think, have at this time given displeasure.'

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book, 1821-24, p.76: 'Quarterly Review No. L ... to cheque for article / 1  [£] 100.' (One hundred pounds is Southey's usual payment.) The article appears in Southey's definitive MS. list of his QR articles.

[Bookseller's note on Villemain, modified: 'The first good account of the life of Cromwell in the French language. Villemain (1790-1870), an outstanding scholar, at twenty-six was appointed Professor of French Eloquence at the Sorbonne. His understanding of literature in its relation to history was a novel form of literary criticism for his day. Together with a thirst for knowledge that sprang from an idealist conception of liberty, Villemain was well placed to write on Cromwell.']

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


589 Article 2. Hone, The Apocryphal New Testament, being all the Gospels, Epistles, and other Pieces now extant, attributed in the first four Centuries to Jesus Christ, his Apostles, and their Companions, and not included in the New Testament by its Compilers. Translated from the original Tongues, and now first collected into one Volume, 347-65. Author: Hugh James Rose.

Running Title: Apocryphal New Testament.

Notes: In attributing the article to Rose, Shine cites JM III's Register; the DNB article on Rose; Rose [New General Biographical Dictionary (1850) XI 388]; and Gentleman's Magazine XXI 578.

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., 25 Oct. 1821, W. Hone to WG, complains of ad hominem remarks in this article. The reviewer is identified on the letter, in pencil, as 'Rev. H. Rose.' Murray MS., WG to Hone, 26 Oct. 1821 [draft]:

The mocker of his God,
The rude scourger of his Saviour,
The buffoon parodist of Holy Writ,
The obscene caricaturist of his Prince and
The cold blooded, heartless, malicious
infidel who labours day and night to rob the sick of the consolations of religion, and the dying of the hopes of      immortality, inquires what writer in the 50th Number of
the Quarterly Review denied the soundness of his head and the integrity of his heart!
The reply is, briefly and boldly, Every One of Them ALL.

Cf. #714, Rose's review of Hone's rejoinder to #589, Aspersions Answered: An Explanatory Statement, Addressed to the Public at Large, and to Every Reader of the Quarterly Review in Particular.

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


590 Article 3. De Humboldt, Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, during the Years 1799-1804. By Alexander de Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland, &c. &c. Vol. V, 365-92. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: M. Humboldt's Personal Narrative.

Notes: In attributing the article to Barrow, Shine cites JM III's Register. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, postmarked Ramsgate, [July] 1821:  'I send a little parcel containing the revise of Humboldt for Rowarth [the printer], a sheet for the press, and the first part of Humboldt for Mr Barrow, as I suppose he would like to see it. .... I fancy I shall be able to improve this sheet when it returns to me. ... our friend has been somewhat too rapid.' 

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. Murray MS., WG to JM, 26 Aug. 1821: 'Barrow thinks Humboldt now reads well.' Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 3, 5, and 8 in this Number. The author of #590 states that he reviewed Humboldt's previous volumes (in #368, #394, #446, and #505). Barrow is the author of each of these articles. In his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works. 

The subject of this article was reviewed in New Monthly Magazine #138, Sept. 1821, by an unidentified writer.

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


591 Article 4. Lord Waldegrave, Memoirs from 1754 to 1758, 392-414. Author: John Wilson Croker.

Running Title: Lord Waldegrave's Memoirs.

Notes: In attributing the article to Croker, Shine cites JM III's Register; Gentleman's Magazine XXI 578; and Brightfield 455. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, postmarked Ramsgate, [July] 1821: 'I suppose we may follow Humboldt with Mr Croker's clever paper on Waldegrave.' 

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 4 and 11 in this Number. Claimed by Croker in six of his Clements Library MS. lists and included in the Cambridge University bound volumes of Croker's articles. The volume under review was published by John Murray.

The subject of this article was reviewed in New Monthly Magazine #60, May 1821, by an unidentified writer.

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


592 Article 5. Staunton, Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the Years 1712, 13, 14, and 15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and published by the Emperor's authority, at Pekin. Translated from the Chinese, and accompanied by an Appendix of Miscellaneous Translations, 414-26. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Staunton—Embassy to Tourgouth Tartars.

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

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 3, 5, and 8 in this Number. Murray MS., WG to JM, 26 Aug. 1821, referring to articles for this number says he has 'China' which 'B' is anxious about. The article's author refers to #415, which is also 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.


593 Article 6. Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, a Heroic Poem, with Notes and occasional Illustrations. Translated by the Rev. J. H. Hunt, A.M., late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 426-37. Author: Reginald Heber and ———, with William Gifford.

Running Title: Hunt—Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered.

Notes: In attributing the article to Heber, Shine cites JM III's Register; Graham 41; and Clark 217. Shine says to see also Heber I 486 [Heber says he is preparing a review of Hunt's Tasso]; and Warter III 282-83. Shine quotes from the following letters. Murray MS., WG to JM, n.d.: 'Our friend Heber has sent me by this morning's post a short review of Hunt's translation of Tasso—not our friend Leigh H but a country clergyman of that unfortunate name. It is not all written by himself but tis smart enough.' Notation on letter: 'QR 50.' Murray MS., WG to JM, Ramsgate, n.d.: 'I think, too, we must have Heber's Tasso. I have gone over it very carefully.'

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


594 Article 7. Martyn, Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D., late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Honourable East India Company, 437-53. Author: William Gilly, probably.

Running Title: Martyn's Memoir—Religious Missions.

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

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., WG to JM, 31 Dec. 1824: 'If you have not Gilly, send to me for it:—Only I must have it again, as it was presented to me by himself.'  The authorship of this striking anti-missions article (assuming it is the elder William Gilly) suggests some telling associations. William Stephen Gilly (1789-1855), Gilly’s son, had befriended Leigh Hunt at Christ’s Hospital; he later visited Lord Bryon at Genoa. These liberal connections seemed to have had little effect on young Gilly for in the same year this article appeared the younger Gilly published his Narrative of an Excursion to the … Vaudois. The Vaudois, an Italian Protestant sect intermittently the focus of Catholic persecution, were perennially the object of English anti-Catholic propaganda (vide Milton’s ‘On the Late Massacre in Piedmont’). On the strength of this book and a flurry of public appearances the younger Gilly became a prominent anti-Catholic crusader. A Church of England clergyman like his father before him, the younger Gilly gained promotion in the church through the sponsorship of Lord Eldon, a leading Ultra-Tory. In the light of his son’s evangelical propensities, it is charming to read the elder Gilly’s QR article as an epistle from of an unzealous Polonius to his son urging him not to join the mission field.

JM III's Register: 'Rev. W. Gilly (Wanstead),' but without evidence.


595 Article 8. Notes on the Cape of Good Hope, made during an Excursion in that Colony in the year 1820, 453-466. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Notes on the Cape of Good Hope.

Notes: In attributing the article to Barrow, Shine cites JM III's Register and Water II 283-83, 'when read with QR XXV, p. 466, on fertility of the region.'

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 3, 5, and 8 in this Number. The article's author refers to #522, which is also by Barrow. Barrow is cited on p.454. In his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works. 

The subject of this article was reviewed in New Monthly Magazine #154, Oct. 1821, by an unidentified writer.

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


596 Article 9. Report from the Select Committee to whom the several Petitions complaining of the Depressed State of the Agriculture of the United Kingdom were referred. Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 18th June, 1821; Essay on the Application of Capital to Land, with Observations showing the Impolicy of any great Restriction of the Importation of Corn, and that the Bounty of 1680 did not lower the Price of it. By a Fellow of University College, Oxford, 465-504. Author:  Nassau William Senior.

Running Title: Report—On the State of Agriculture.

Notes: In attributing the article to Senior, Shine cites JM III's Register; Seymour 242-43; DNB; Levy 97-105, 110, 367; and says to see also Ricardo-Tower 168. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, [15 Aug. 1812 frank]: 'Just as I had finished this sentence, the coach brought me Mr Senior's ms. It is bulky but if it answers the importance of the subject that will be no evil.'

Fetter note: 'S. Leon Levy saw the original manuscript of this article, which was in the Senior papers in the possession of Mrs. St. Loe Strachey, the granddaughter of Senior. He reprints a passage that was not published in the Quarterly in which Senior argues, as against the view of Ricardo, that taxes on agricultural products and tithes fall on the landlord and not on the consumer.' (Nassau W. Senior: The Prophet of Modern Capitalism Boston, [1943], pp. 102-4)

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


597 Article 10. Blomfield, ΑΙΣΧΥΛΥ ΑΓΑΜΕΜΝΩΝ. Æschyli Agamemnon. Ad fidem MSS. emendavit, Notas et Glossarium adjecit C. J. Blomfield, S. T. B. Coll. SS. Trin. apud Cant. olim Socious, 505-529. Author: John Symmons.

Running Title: Blomfield—Æschyli Agamemnon.

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

Some of the following evidence was first published in VPR28. Murray MS., WG to JM, 26 Aug. 1821, says he has 'Symmons' for this Number. Westminster School uncatalogued MS. ALS (Elmsley papers), Charles James Blomfield to Peter Elmsley, 12 Nov 1821: 'I understand the article in the last Quarterly on my Agamemnon was by Simmons of Wadham.' (Dr. Christopher Stray, Swansea, University of Wales, drew the present writer's attention to this letter.) 

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


598 Article 11. Italy. By Lady Morgan, 529-34. Author:  John Wilson Croker.

Running Title: Lady Morgan's Italy.

Notes: In attributing the article to Croker, Shine cites JM III's Register and Brightfield 455. Shine says see also Clark 199:  'This article contains much that is characteristic of Gifford's writing.'

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 4 and 11 in this Number. Claimed by Croker in six of his Clements Library MS. lists and included in the Cambridge University bound volumes of Croker's articles. There are numerous references to this article in the Iowa letters, JM to Croker. 

The subject of this article was reviewed in New Monthly Magazine #101, July 1821, by an unidentified writer.

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


599 Article 12. De la Constitution de l'Angleterre et des Changemens qu'elle a éprouvés tant dans son Esprit que dans ses Formes, depuis son Origine jusqu' à nos jours: avec quelques Remarques sur l'ancienne Constitution de France, 534-75. Author:  Richard Chenevix.

Running Title: England and France.

Notes: In attributing the article to Chenevix, Shine cites JM III's Register. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, postmarked Ramsgate, 18 July 1821: '... a letter from Mr Chenevix, by which I have the mortification to find that the parcel has miscarried for a second time.' In suggesting John Wilson Croker as an alternative attribution, Shine cites Gentleman's Magazine XXI 578.

The following information is published here for the first time. Murray MS., WG to JM, 26 Aug. 1821: 'there is Chenevix which is just arrived....' Murray MS., Cash Book, 1821-24, p.76: 'Quarterly Review No. L ... to cheque for article ... 12 [£] 100.'

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

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