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FOREIGN QUARTERLY REVIEW.
OCTOBER, 1841-JANUARY, 1842.
PUBLISHED BY J. M. MASON,
BETWEEN WALL AND PINE STREETS.
FOREIGN QUARTERLY REVIEW.
FOR OCTOBER, 1841.
Art. 1.—Libellus Aurarius sive Tabulæ circulation, a German suggests their publica
Ceratæ et antiquissimæ et unicæ Romance tion, and a German edits them; if theology in Fodinâ Aurariâ apud Abrudbanyam, is to be viewed in connection with modern oppidulum Transsylvanum, nuper re- science, a German sets about the difficult pertæ, quas nunc primus enucleavit, de- task ; if statistics are required of the state of pinxit, edidit J. F. Massman. (The Gold- Europe, the Germans produce matters of en Book, or Waxen Tablets both of high higher eminence and utility than anything Antiquity and the only Roman Tablets on which Dr. Bowring can alight; and Von extant, recently discovered in a Gold Mine Raumer's Italy is worth a million of his offiat Abrudbanya, a Village in Transsylvania, cial reports, and is infinitely less costly. which are now for the first Time explain- England not only does nothing, but even need, described and edited by J. F. Mass- glects to avail herself of what is done ; for, man.) Leipsic. 1841.
saving Heeren's Manual, Böckh's Athens
(his “Urkunden über das Seewesen des We consider, whatever success may attend Attischen Staates” has not yet been translatour efforts, that we should grossly neglect to ed, though an exact account from ancient discharge the duty incumbent on us as Fo- marbles of the Athenian navy in the time of reign Reviewers, were we to permit the Eng- Demosthenes), Thirlwall's Greece, who has lish public, through this journal, its only pure availed himself of the German sources to such medium of information on such topics, to re- an extent as to make that history the only main in ignorance of the immense archæolo- history of Greece for a scholar, though it algical discoveries that are daily taking place ready requires, from the immense extent of among the scholars of the continent, and discovery since its compilation, rewritingthose of Germany especially. The English with these exceptions, England has not even scholars may flatter themselves that they are been sufficiently industrious to get up what maintaining the reputation of Porson and Germany has written. Fynes Clinton's Elmsley and others in classical lore, but how- Fasti forms possibly our only quotation; as ever unpleasant the task, we must undeceive for Dr. Arnold's lucubrations, whether on them, and plainly tell them, that, while they Roman history or Thucydides, they only deare stationary, Niebuhr, Herman, Wachs- monstrate him incurably wrong in criticism muth, Müller and Böckh, have been enrich- as well as casuistry and politics. Were we dising the world with views of the highest ori- posed to point out how offensively this masginality, the profoundest scholarship and the ter of Rugby acts to all persons who profess most accurate research. If ancient relics are different political opinions to his own, were to be explained and illustrated, a German we to show the insolence with which this professor is sought out for that object; if a pedagogue drives out from Rugby all candiseries of ancient historians have been for dates for admission of the conservative class, some unaccountable reason thrown out oflas far as their parents are concerned, we