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A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF SUCH AS ARE OF LESS CONSE
QUENCE, WITH SHORT CHARACTEKS;

AND

NOTICES, OR REVIEWS, or VALUABLE FOREIGN BOOKS;

ALSO THI

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE OF EUROPE, &

"At hæc omnia ita tractari præcipimus, ut non, Criticorum more, in laude et
« cenfura tempus teratur ; fed plane biftorice RES IPSE narrentur, judicium
parcius interponatur.”
BACON de biftoria literaria conscribenda.

VOL. XIX.

FROM MAY TO AUGUST INCLUSIVE, 1994.

LONDON:

PRINTED POR J. Johnson, no. 72, ST. PAUL'S ¡CHURCH-YARD

M DCC XCIV.

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ANALYTICAL REVIEW,

For MAY, 1794.

TRAVEL S.

ART. 1. The Rhine: or, a Journey from Utrecht to Franckfort, &c. By T. Cogan, M. D.

[Concluded from p. 426, VOL. XVII.]

FROM the account which we have given of the first volume of this tour, our readers will perceive, that they are not to expect in it a minute detail concerning cities, churches, and paintings; but will look for fomething more novel, and, on that account at least, more entertaining, in the reflections of an ingenious and enlightened traveller on various objects and occurrences, as they pafs under his observation.

The fecond volume opens with a vifit to Bruhl, the country refidence of the elector of Cologne, of which a brief account is given. Bonn, the next city which our traveller vifits, attracts his particular attention, and furnishes him with an opportunity both for defcription and reflection. A converfation is here related upon the queftions, whether a military man can be juftified in forfaking the fervice, to which he has bound himfelf by oaths, in compliance with a higher call from the general voice of the people: and, whether a national militia would not fuperfede the neceffity of a ftanding army.

Setting out from Bonn towards Coblentz, Dr. C. paffes through a country affording magnificent views, of which he gives the following picturefque defcription.

P. 44. In the road from Bonn to Andernach, which is about half way to Coblentz, the scene is very fublime. The Siebengebirge stand as centinels to guard the entrance into this defile; and though their lofty heads feem to triumph over all their neighbours, yet do the mountains on each fide the current become bold, lofty, and maffive, as we advance towards the south. Some of them prefent an ample furface to the cultivator. Others approach fo near to the perpendicular, that it is impoffible to behold the husbandman at his labours, without fearful apprehenfions, leaft an unlucky fall fhould precipitate him into the river. In other parts they fpurn at cultivation; and their bare iron rock bids defiance to all the machinations of art to render it fertile. Some of thefe rocks dart upwards, in a pyramidal form, and prefent at their fummit the appearance of cafties, mouldering into duft.'

At Coblentz, after vifiting the elector's palace, and the caftle of Ehrenbreitstein, our traveller returns to his inn, where he had met

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