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Quarterly Review
VOLUME 27 , NUMBER 53 (April 1822)


NOTES

  • This Number was published on 4 July 1822 [Courier, 3 July 1822, announced for the following day; Murray MS., Bills: 4 Aug. 1822] Anne Cleaver, an original subscriber, entered on the Contents page for this Number 'July 5 1822.' [Present writer's collection] The back of the original wrapper for Number 52 states that 'No. LIII WILL BE PUBLISHED IN MAY.' [Present writer's collection]

  • Wales MS. 21743C (17/1), WG to Edward Copleston, 27 June [1822]: 'Reginald H[eber] of whom I had some hopes as a successor, has declined the post—wisely, perhaps. This is inter nos.—Yet Murray is very liberal.'

  • Important or otherwise interesting articles in this Number include: #629, #637

  • Number of definite attributions for this issue: 9

  • Number of probable or possible attributions for this issue: 2

CONTENTS, IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTORS, AND HISTORICAL NOTES


627 Article 1. Adamson, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Luis de Camoens; O Oriente, Poema de Jose Agostinho de Macedo, 1-39. Author: Robert Southey.

Running Title: Life and Writings of Camoens.

Notes:  In attributing the article to Southey, Shine cites JM III's Register; Cottle 242-43; and Southey 577. 

The following evidence is published here for the first time. The article appears in Southey's definitive MS. list of his QR articles. Ramos 193. 

[Bookseller’s note on Adamson: 'Luis de Camoens (1524-1580) was the Portuguese poet who wrote "Os Lusiadas", better known as the "Lusiads," an epic poem on the descendants of Lusus, the legendary hero of his country, and on the exploits of Vasco de Gama. The present volumes include a biography of Camoens with memoirs of his writings, a bibliographical account of the several translations of the Lusiad, and "as accurate a list of the Editions of the various works of Camoens as the author had the means to procure."']

JM III's Register: attribution to Southey, citing unspecified letters.


628 Article 2. Penn, An Examination of the Primary Argument of the Iliad, with a View to vindicate the Poem, Fame, and Personality of Homer; and to demonstrate the Judgment of his accurate discerner Aristotle, against the Violation of some distinguished modern Critics, &c. &c., 39-70. Author: Ugo Foscolo.

Running Title: History of the Æolic Digamma.

Notes: In attributing the article to Foscolo, Shine cites JM III's Register; Smiles II 137; and Wicks 42. 

JM III's Register: attribution to Foscolo, citing unspecified letters.


629 Article 3. Harris, Remarks made during a Tour of the United States of America, in the years 1817, 1818, and 1819. In a series of Letters to Friends in England; Welby, A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a Winter Residence at Philadelphia; solely to ascertain the actual Prospects of the emigrating Agriculturalist, Mechanic, and Commercial Speculator; Richard Flower, Letters from the Illinois, 1820, 1821; containing an Account of the English Settlement at Albion and its Vicinity, and a Refutation of various Misrepresentations, those more particularly of Mr. Cobbett. With a Letter from Mr. Birkbeck; and a Preface by Benjamin Flower; [Frances Wright,] Views of Society and Manners in America; in a series of Letters from that Country to a Friend in England, during the year 1818, 1819, and 1820. By an Englishwoman, 71-99. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Views, Visits, and Tours in North America.

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

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for article 3, 4, 7 and 10 in this Number. The article is referred to in #630 and #686, both of which are by Barrow. In his QR articles, It was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own articles.  Murray MS., WG to JM, [10 Aug. 1824 postmark]: 'I have also put up something to be added at the end of the No. for Mr Rogers, as Barrow promised. As soon as it is set up send it to him .... Be as civil as you like.' An editor's note appears at the end of Number 60 correcting a misstatement in article #629.

[Booksellers' notes on Views of Society and Manners in America: 'The author and her sister visited America in 1819-1820: she put down a record of her tour in a series of letters home to Scotland, later published in order to "awaken European reformers to the great principles laid down in American government." Wright later made her home in the United States and played a large part in the social causes of her day.' 'Fanny Wright was born in Scotland in 1795 and came to the U.S. in 1818, spending her adult life here working for women's suffrage and the abolition of slavery. Notable among her endeavours was the establishment of Nashoba, a colony outside Memphis, Tennessee, to work for the education and freedom of slaves.']


630 Article 4. Evans, A Geographical, Historical, and Topographical Description of Van Diemen's Land, with important Hints to Emigrants, and useful Information respecting the Application for Grants of Land, &c. &c., 99-110. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Van Diemen's Land.

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

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for article 3, 4, 7 and 10 in this Number. On the first page of the article the author states that he picks up the topic from #535, which is by Barron Field.


631 Article 5. Reid, Essays on Hypochondriasis and other Nervous Afflictions, 110-23. Author: Robert Gooch probably.

Running Title: Reid—On Nervous Affections.

Notes: In attributing the article to Gooch, Shine cites Lucas II 408n and Clark 225, 227, 227n. 

The following evidence is published here for the first time. On p.115 of the article, the author states he has expressed his opinion on insanity in other essays, by implication in the QR, possibly #391 and #564, attributed to David Uwins. The author's argument is a continuation of these articles in its advocacy of physiological over moral explanations for insanity; like these other articles, there is mention here of the dominance of Quaker moralists in the field of study. On page 120-21 of this article, Charles Lamb's 'Confessions of a Drunkard' is quoted. The writer calls it a 'fearful picture of the consequences of intemperance, and which we have reason to know is a true tale.' The passage called forth a response in the London Magazine 6 (Aug. 1822), 99, in a note written perhaps by Lamb himself which does not deny the incident cited but abuses the QR for the use it makes of it. Gooch's name was introduced to WG by Southey in 1813. See Murray MS., WG to JM, Feb. 1813 [numbered 214].


632 Article 6. Cases of Walcot v. Walker; Southey v. Sherwood; Murray v. Benbow; and Lawrence v. Smith, 123-38. Author: Nassau William Senior.

Running Title: Cases of Walcot v. Walker, &c.

Notes: In attributing the article to Senior, Shine cites Levy, Nassau W. Senior, the Prophet of Modern Capitalism (ca 1943) 106-10. 

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Wales MS. 21743C (17/1), WG to Edward Copleston, 27 June [1822]: 'Senior has given me a clever legal Art. It is good, too, because it touches upon [Byron's] Cain, on whom I have again failed to procure a paper ....' (Cf. pp.123-24 and p.135 of the article.) Bodleian MS. d. 130 (ff. 58-59), Thomas Arnold to John Taylor Coleridge, 24 Aug. 1822: '... the last Number of the Quarterly contains a fresh Proof of the disgraceful Influence exercised by Murray over it.' The Oriel Noetics' circle, to which Arnold belonged, despised Byron. Their disgust predisposed them against Murray, Byron's publisher. The article deals in part with Murray's effort to protect his Byron copyright against piracy.


633 Article 7. ЗАПИСКИ О НЪКОТОРЬІХЪ НАРОДАХЪ И ЗЕМΛЯХЪ СРЕДНЕЙ ЧАСТИ АЗІИ; Notices of certain Tribes and Countries in the Central Part of Asia. By Phillip Nazaroff, Interpreter to the Siberian Corps employed on an Expedition to Kokand in the Years 1813 and 1814, 138-45. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Nazaroff—Expedition to Kokania.

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

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for article 3, 4, 7 and 10 in this Number. On the first page of the article, the author refers to #568 (specific reference), which is also by Barrow. Article #633 is referred to twice in  #131WI, which is attributed to Barrow. In his QR articles, It was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works.


634 Article 8. De la Monarchie Française, depuis son Etablissement jusqu' à nos Jours: ou Rechereches sur les anciennes Institutions Française, leurs Progrès, leur Décadence, et sur les Causes qui ont amené la Révolution et ses diverses phases jusqu' à la Déclaration de l'Empire: par Monsieur le Comte de Montlosier, député de la Noblesse d' Auvergne aux Etats-Généraux; De la Monarchie Française depuis le Retour de la Maison de Bourbon jusqu'au 1r Avril, 1815: par le même.; De la Monarchie Française depuis la Seconde Restauration jusqu'a la fin de la Session de 1816: par le même; De la Monarchie Française au 1r Janvier, 1821: par le même, 146-78. Author: Richard Chenevix, probably.

Running Title: Montlosier—De la Monarchie Française, &c.

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

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. The article is twice referred to in #599 (specific reference to p.534 and again to p.553), an article by Chenevix. Note the spelling of Lewis XIV, Lewis XV etc., characteristic of Chenevix's practice. French history and society are preoccupations of Chenevix in his QR articles.


635 Article 9. Memoires of the last Ten Years of the Reign of King George II. By Horace Walpole. From the original MSS., 178-215. Author: John Wilson Croker.

Running Title: Walpole's Memoires.

Notes: In attributing the article to Croker, Shine cites JM III's Register; Jennings I 249, 249n; and Brightfield 455. 

The following evidence and information is published here for the first time. Murray MS., John Wilson Croker to JM, 22 Jan. 1811: speaks of the article as his. Claimed by Croker in six of his Clements Library MS. lists and included in the Cambridge University bound volumes of Croker's articles. On the article's first page the author refers to #591, which is also by Croker. Murray MS., Cash Book, 1821-24, p.150: 'Quarterly Review No. 53 ... Recomposing Walpole for 12 copies.' 

The subject of this article was reviewed in New Monthly Magazine #247, Apr. 1822, by an unidentified writer.

JM III's Register: attribution to Croker, citing unspecified letters. 


636 Article 10. Waddington, Journal of a Visit to some Parts of Ethiopia, 215-39. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Waddington's Visit to Ethiopia.

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

The following evidence was first published in VPR 27. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for article 3, 4, 7 and 10 in this Number. The article's author refers to #544 (specific reference), which is also by Barrow. Article #636 is referred to in #651, which is also by Barrow.  In his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works. The article's author discusses the course of the Nile, a favourite theme of Barrow's. John Murray published the volume under review.

[Bookseller's note, silently modified: 'The authors (Waddington and Hanbury) followed Burckhardt up the Nile. Dressed as Turks, they ascended the river as far as Merowe. Waddington, a distinguished scholar, wrote the account of their journey from Wady Halfa to Merawe.']

637 Article 11. An Address to the Members of the House of Commons, upon the Necessity of Reforming our Financial System, and Establishing an efficient Sinking Fund for the Reduction of the National Debt; with the Outline of a Plan for that Purpose. By One of Themselves, 243-67. Author: Edward Copleston.

Running Title: State of the Currency.

Notes: In attributing the article to Copleston, Shine cites Copleston 347 and Dudley 312, 322, 322n, 333. 

Reprinted in an anonymous pamphlet, An Examination of the Currency Questions, and the Project for Altering the Standard of Value (London, 1830). See Ricardo Works IX 249; Ricardo Letters IX 249.

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