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Quarterly Review
VOLUME 31 , NUMBER 61 (April 1824)


NOTES

  • This Number was published 30 Dec. 1824 or 1 Jan. 1825 [Courier advertisement, 30 Dec. 1825; Present writer's collection: Anne Cleaver, an original subscriber, entered on the Contents page of her copy 'Jan 1st 1825.']

  • Murray MS., WG to John Taylor Coleridge, [20 Sept. 1824 postmark], says he thinks Murray 'is grown quite timid, & afraid to look his situation [of hiring a new editor] in the face. I have formally resigned ... from absolute debility—but he haunts me in forma pauperis and begs of charity that I will go for a few weeks longer to give him time to make his arrangements! He has had two years, & has done nothing.' Murray MS., JM to Robert Southey, [draft] 30 Nov. 1824 11 Dec. 1824, states that his decision on the new editor accords with Southey's recommendation (to hire J. T. Coleridge) and asks Southey if he would, 'of your own accord,' express his opinion to George Canning and John Wilson Croker, 'whose confidence it is of great importance, for us to obtain.' Murray MS., JM to WG, [copy] 11 Dec. 1824 Saturday, encloses Coleridge's answer to Murray's offer and says that he is sorry to see Gifford's tenure as editor come to an end.

  • William Gifford resigned as editor of the Quarterly Review in September, 1824. He was succeeded by John Taylor Coleridge in December, 1824 (but Number 61 was edited in part by William Gifford, John Wilson Croker, John Barrow, and John Murray, with John Taylor Coleridge playing no part)

  • Important or otherwise interesting articles in this Number include: #721, #724, #726

  • Number of definite attributions for this issue: 8

  • Number of probable or possible attributions for this issue: 6

CONTENTS, IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTORS, AND HISTORICAL NOTES


720 Article 1. Graham, Journal of a Voyage to Brazil, and Residence there during Part of the Years 1821, 1822, and 1823; Von Spix and Von Martius, Travels in Brazil in the Years 1817 to 1820, undertaken by Command of his Majesty the King of Bavaria, 1-26. Author: William Jacob, possibly.

Running Title: Travels in Brazil.

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

The following information and evidence is published here for the first time. Article #713, that reviews another work by Graham, may also be by Jacob. 

The subject of this article was reviewed in Eclectic Review #104, Nov. 1824, by Josiah Conder.

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


721 Article 2. John Scott, The Life of the Rev. Thomas Scott, Rector of Aston Sandford, Bucks.; John Newton, Memoirs of the Rev. John Newton, Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth; Cecil, Memoirs of the Rev. John Newton, late Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, and St. Mary Woolchurch Haw., 26-52. Author: John Philips Potter, possibly.

Running Title: Memoirs of Scott and Newton.

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

The following evidence is published here for the first time.  In its second paragraph, this article is referred to at #702, which is also possibly by Potter. The article is referred to in #733, which is by Milman.

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


722 Article 3. Cruise, Journal of a Ten MonthsResidence in New Zealand, 52-65. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Cruise—New Zealand.

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, 8, and 13 in this Number. This article is referred to in WI #51, which is attributed to Barrow. 

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


723 Article 4. Historical Life of Joanna of Sicily, Queen of Naples, and Countess of Provence; with correlative Details of the Literature and Manners of Italy and Provence in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, 65-76. Author: George Procter.

Running Title: Life of Joanna, Queen of Naples.

Notes: In attributing the article to Procter, Shine cites only JM III's Register. [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: it is not clear why Shine quotes Murray MS., WG to JM, (Oct. 1824) as evidence for Procter's authorship of #724 but not for #723.]

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 4, 5, and 9 in this Number.

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


724 Article 5. Hunter, Memoirs of a Captivity among the Indians of North America, from Childhood to the Age of Nineteen; with Anecdotes descriptive of their Manner and Customs, &c.; Buchanan, Sketches of the History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians, 76-111. Author: George Procter.

Running Title: The North American Indians.

Notes: In attributing the article to Procter, Shine cites JM III's Register. Shine also quotes from Murray MS., WG to JM, [Oct. 1824]: 'Be so good as to send the inclosed to Mr Procter .... as I have not the book, & do not know if the names be correct .... Beg him to return it as soon as he can, & he shall hear from me.'

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 4, 5, and 9 in this Number. The article's author refers to #644, which is also by Procter.

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


725 Article 6. Biddulph, Divine Influence; or the Operation of the Holy Spirit from the Creation of Man to the Consummation of all Things, 111-25. Author: Thomas Turton, possibly. 

Running Title: Biddulph—Operation of the Holy Spirit.

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

Wellesley Index says to see DNB Note. vol. 33, p. 275.

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


726 Article 7. 57 Georgii III, c. 105. an Act to encourage the Establishment of Banks for Savings in Ireland; 57 Georgii III, c. 130. an Act to encourage the Establishment of Banks for Savings in England; 58 Georgii III c. 48. an Act to amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament to encourage the Establishment of Banks for Savings in England; 1 Georgii IV, c. 83. an Act to amend Two Acts of the 57th and 58th years of his late Majesty, for the Encouragement of Banks for Savings in England; 5 Georgii IV, c. 62.an Act to amend several Acts for the Encouragement of Banks for Savings in England and Ireland; Joplin, Outlines of a System of political Economy, written with a view to prove to Government and the Country, that the Course of the present agricultural Distress is entirely artificial; and to suggest a Plan for the Management of the Currency by which it may be remedied now, and any Recurrence of similar Evils be prevented in future; together with the 4th Edition of an Essay on the Principles of Banking, 126-45. Author: George Taylor

Running Title: Savings Banks and Country Banks.

Notes: In attributing the article to Taylor, Shine cites Surtees xiv and Southey 429. Shine also quotes from NLW MS., Robert Southey to Charles William Watkins Wynn, 11 Feb. 1826: '... Gifford ... admitted ... a very able paper [on provincial currency] ... by George Taylor ... in the 61st Number.'  

The following information is published here for the first time. Article #404, also on savings banks, is possibly by Robert Lundie.


727 Article 8. Lyall, The Character of the Russians, and a detailed History of Moscow, &c., 146-66. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Lyall—Character of the Russians.

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

The following information and evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 3, 8, and 13 in this Number. The article is referred to in #732, which is also by Barrow. 

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #1074, July 1824, by Francis Jeffrey.

JM III's Register: attribution to Barrow and note: 'see Mr Lyall's letters Feb 1825.'


728  Article 9. Mitford, Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, 166-74. Author: George Procter.

Running Title: Mitford—Village Sketches.

Notes: In attributing the article to Procter, Shine cites JM III's Register and Graham 41. [Quarterly Review Archive editor's note: it is not clear why Shine quotes Murray MS., WG to JM, (Oct. 1824) as evidence for Procter's authorship of #724 but not for #728.] In suggesting William Gifford as a queried alternative attribution, Shine cites Hill 119: 'seems to imply Gifford.'

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Cash Book 1821-24: the same person was paid for articles 4, 5, and 9 in this Number.

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


729 Article 10. A Tour in Germany, and some of the Southern Provinces of the Austrian Empire, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 174-97. Author: John James Blunt, possibly.

Running Title: Tour in Germany.

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

The following information is published here for the first time. The article is referred to on page 327 of WI#30, which is attributed on good evidence to Henry Crabb Robinson, author of On Books

The subject of this article was reviewed in ER #1080, Oct. 1824, by an unidentified writer.

JM III's Register: attribution to John James Blunt, but without evidence.


730  Article 11. Dale, The Tragedies of Sophocles, translated into English Verse, 198-210. Author: Thomas Hughes, possibly.

Running Title: Dale—The Tragedies of Sophocles.

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

The subject of this article was reviewed in Eclectic Review #93, Oct. 1824, by Thomas Mitchell. Article #730 was criticized in Westminster Review #58, Jan. 1825, by T. J. Hogg.

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


731 Article 12. Young, Catalogue of the celebrated Collection of Pictures of the late John Julius Angerstein, 210-15. Author: George James Welbor Agar Ellis, Baron Dover, possibly.

Running Title: Angerstein's Collection of Pictures. 

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

JM III's Register: attribution to 'Hon Agar Ellis,' but without evidence.


732 Article 13. Cochrane, Narrative of a Pedestrian Journey through Russia and Siberian Tartary, from the Frontiers of China to the Frozen Sea and Kamschatka. Second Edition, 215-29. Author: John Barrow.

Running Title: Cochrane's Pedestrian Journey.

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

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, 8, and 13 in this Number. The article's author refers to #727, which is also by Barrow. In his QR articles, it was Barrow's signature practice to refer to his own works. John Murray published the first edition of the volume under review; in the same year Charles Knight published the second edition, enlarged with an additional map and a number of additional illustrations.

[Bookseller's note: Cochrane set out to explore the unmapped regions of the arctic coast of north-eastern Siberia and north-western America, but curtailed his journey in view of the discoveries of Wrangell, Vasiliev and Kotzebue. His narrative provides ... observations on the native peoples, their social and economic conditions, a description of the annual fur-trading fair between the Russians and Chukchis, and a brief history of Western Siberia. Cordier 2780. Lust 367. cf. Arctic Bib. 3249-50. cf. Nerhood 171. cf. Wickersham 2760.']

The subject of this article was reviewed in New Monthly Magazine #590, May 1824, by John Dundas Cochrane and in Eclectic Review #153, Mar. 1825, probably by Josiah Conder.

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


733  Article 14. Report of the Commissioners for building New Churches; Newman, The Protestant Dissenters Catechism. New Edition, 229-54. Author: Henry Hart Milman.

Running Title: New Churches—Progress of Dissent.

Notes: In attributing the article to Milman, Shine cites JM III's Register. Shine also quotes from the following letters. Murray MS., WG to JM, [24 Dec. 1824]: 'I will just look at Milman, & if you will have the goodness to send your man here in about half an hour, he shall bring it you for press.' Murray MS., WG to JM, [24 Dec. 1824]: 'You will still have, I suspect a crow to pick with Milman—The revise that he has seen, is not my revise, at least in the page form; and I have omitted a long and what I conceive, a hazardous passage, which he probably fancies not a little. I was, at first, surprised at his unusual praise—till I saw his revise. I know I am right.' In suggesting Robert Southey as an alternative attribution, Shine cites Southey 577 and Gentleman's Magazine XXI 579. Shine also says to see 'however, Warter III 467: Southey to N. White, January 17, 1825: "The paper in the 'Quarterly' is not mine, nor have I any thing in that number."'

The following evidence is published here for the first time. Murray MS., Henry Hart Milman's holograph list of his articles in the QR. Murray MS., H. H. Milman to John Murray, Aug. 1824, he sends his article on religious dissent. The article's author refers to #684 and #721, both of which are by Milman. The article does not appear in Robert Southey's definitive MS. list of his QR articles.

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

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