Review of The Inquisition (1797)
Review of The Inquisition [signed 'V.V.']. 2 vols. Vernor and Hood, [n.d.]. Analytical Review 26 (June 1797), 77-78.
Superstition is in the present age disarmed, and the inquisition has lost it's terrors, and requires, to interest our imagination, the exquisite painting of a Radcliffe. Exaggerated descriptions of corporal tortures and sufferings are calculated to excite disgust rather than sympathy. A writer of talents knows how to touch our feelings without violating probability or shocking humanity. The present performance  has no claims to raise it above the common class of similar productions; the style is somewhat affected, and the sentiments overstrained; but it may amuse their subscribers to the circulating libraries, and will certainly do them no injury.