Thursday, June 1, 1809

Anti Jacobin Review And Magazine

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Anti Jacobin Review And Magazine (Newspaper) - June 1, 1809, London, Middlesex THE ANTIJ ACOBIN Review and Magazine, #C. (*C. 4T-For JUNE, 1809. -:-'-<-:-:----;-s-n-------,  . , --:-;-;-:--____ . " If English Government did not do all the good it might have done ia throwing the Irish Constitution under a better genius, it did not make it worse. If it refused the natives the benefit of the English law,it did not introduce the arbitrary and, therefore, oppressive law of the Bretons. And if the English laws ivere so of tin sued for as a boon by the Irish, this was, on their part, a virtual confession that they were better than their own. The candour of literature should admit that England, which has been the school of philosophy and liberty to the resf of the world, has abolished many customs, hostile to social improvement, and introduced many arts of civil life, which were before unknown to us [Irish 5] and, above all, that it has, at length, taught us [Irish] to feel and to value those advantages." Campbell's Strictures on the History of Ireland. A view of the Natural^ Political^ and Commercial Circumstances of Ireland. By Thomas Newenham, Esq. Author of an Inquiry, into the Progress and Magnitude of the Population of Ireland, &c. pp. 422, 4to. Cadelland Davies, 1809. TlfHETHER Ireland be considered as the " Island of Saints,"  or the " land of potatoes," it is perfectly immaterial, no one ever doubted its importance as an integral part of the British empjre ; any attempt, therefore, to prove it must be a work of supererogation on the part of the author. An accurate knowledge of the natural, statistical, and commercial history, or actual state of that part of the united kingdom, was equally well-known to be important, without any laboured proofs of it by Mr. Newenham. Still it is desirable to have much more just notions of the present condition, trade, manufactures, agriculture, industry, and maimers of the people of Ireland, than can be found in any books or public papers. These, however, the author has not condescended to notice, in taking his " view of the natural, political, and commercial circumstances of Ireland," which, with the exception of only a few observations respecting the imports and exports, and some incoherent * remarks on the terms of the union, might have been sketched almost thirty years ago, or immediately after Mr. A. Young's t;our. Mr. N. prefaces his work with some observations which would lead us to suspect that the author was a Mahomedsua* Vek 33. June, 1809. H