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Jews ; from whom should we borrow them? The Levitical law was avowedly enacted and confirmed by God himself. Every thing which relates to the laws and usages of the Jews, as a separate nation, is certainly abolished. But the moral law is of universal and perpetual obligationwhy then should we not be allowed to retain a shadow of its (viz. the moral Jaw': !!) holy rites?' pp. 19, 20.
This is the first time we ever heard of the rites of the moral law. If only the moral law be of universal obligation, then the ceremonial usages, which obviously cannot belong to any other part of the Jewish economy than the Levitical law,' must necessarily cease with its abolition.
The confusion, displayed in this specimen of reasoning, pervades every part of his philippic against modern dissenters."* He absurdly insinuates, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, which has been so repeatedly adduced, that their doctrines are inimical to morality,--that in their interpretation of the prophet Isaiah's language, when he declares ' all our righteousnesses to be as filthy rags,' they affirm that the prophet here unequivocally condemns all human attempts at righteousness, and that their i hostility to the establishment and to all its members, is not confined to mere invective, to studied, and insulting contumely and elaborate abusebut is directed against their temporal welfare. Hence the reverend gentle. man, who is not perhaps so accurately versed in the laws of his country as to know what is meant by a libeller, informs us that no strict dissenter cver deals by choice with a tradesman of the church of England,' and piously exhorts his hearers to imitate, in the way of retaliation, this instance of their crafty policy. We will not insult the understanding of our readers, by attempting a refutation of such intemperate ravings. To assert without proof, and censure without justice, has been too long the prerogative of ecclesiastical fanaticism. We would advise Mr. Nance to exchange his traffic in what, as impartial men, we must term illiberal calumny and virulent invectives, for an employment more consonant with candour and truth, and more honourable to his cause and his character. Art. XVIII. Thomas. Payne defended, and completely justified : ora Repri
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Lackington, Allen and Co's Catalogue more plates to elucidate the Architecwill be ready for delivery in a few ture of that very singular chapel ; indays. It is said to be particularly tending to accompany the same with an sich in rare and curious Books, and ample historical account. Among the some alterations have been made in the numerous examples of ancient Archiarrangement of the classes to af. tecture already brought forward in the ford greater facility of reference. first and secondsvolumes of Mr. Britton's
Six Meditations on the Sufferings of work, that in the present number is the Christ, by the late James Clanie, Elder most singular, complex, and capriciousof the church in Wells Street, with his ly fanciful, Its style is calculated to Life, Dedicated to the Rev. Alexander puzzle those who are desirous of judge Waugh, M. A. will soon appear.
ing of buildings rather 'by theoretic The state of the established church principles, than by facts and historic, in ten letters to the Right Honorable deductions,
Spencer Perceval, with an appendix of The Life and or'ginal correspondence official letters relating thereto, will be of Sir George Radcliffe, Knt. LL. D. published early in May in one volume the Friend of the Earl of Strafford, 8vo.
by Dr. Whitaker, the Historian of We understand that a new edition of Whalley and Craven, may be expected the Decerpta ex P. Ovidii Nasonis Me- before the end of the present month, tamorphoseon libris, with English Notes A new volume of essays by the Lonat the foot of the page, and a copious don Architectural Society will be ready ludex of the Proper Names at the end for the public in a few days. A Histoof the volume, by Mr. Dyinock of the rical and Scientific disquisition on the Grammar School of Glasgow, will be Doric Order of Architecture by Mr. E, published in the course of few Aikin, in folio, with seven plates in weeks.
which the examples from Antiquity are In the press, in one large Volume drawn to one scale, will also be publishMedium Svo. Price 12s. An estimate of ed at the same time, under the auspices: the comparative strength of Great of the Society Britain; and of the losses of her trade, The Rev. W. Phelps, A. B. has in the from every war since the revolution; press, Calendarium Botanicum; or, a with an introduction of previous his- Botanical Calendar, exhibitiog at one tory. A new edition, corrected and View the Generic and Specific Name, continued to 1810. 'By George Chal. 'the Class, Order, and Habitat, of all mers, F. R. S. S. A. Author of Caledo- the British Plants, froni the Class Monia, &c.
nandria Monogynia tv Polygamia Dioecia, A statement of facts respecting the inclusive, arranged according to their Tate 'Insurrection, delivered the Time of flowering under each Month of Right Honorable Lord Minto, Governor the Year.. General of India, on his arrival at In the press the Comedies of Terence, Madras, by the second in Council, Wil- translated into familiar Blank Verse. liam Petrie, Esq. will shortly be laid By George Colman. Elegantly priuted before Parliament and the Public in in Octavo, with newly engraved plates. one yolume, 8vo.
Mr. Brewster, author of the MeditaThe twentieth number of Britton's tions of a Recluse, has a volume in the Architectural Antiquities contains se- press, entitled Meditations for the ven engravings of Roslyn Chapel in Aged. Seotland, with historical and descriptive Dr. Bradley is preparing a work to accounts of Waltbam Abbey Church contain the First Lines of the London and Hodingham Castle. The author Practice of Physic, which is intended to announces his intention of devoting be a strictly practical book, and there
fore not include any theory of medi- Illustrations to his Volumes, which, as cine, nor have any interference with Proof Impressions, having had the primidwifery and surgery.
vilege of being taken from the Plates Sir George Staunton's curious work, prior to the quotation from the Poem on the Penal Code of China, translated being affixed, have been rendered equally from the original Chinese, is expected to as applicable to the text of one Version, appear in a few days.
as to that of the other. Mr. Southey will shortly publish the · The Rev. George Cook, D. D. MiCurse of Kehama, a poem, fuunded on nister of Laurencekirk, Author of an the mythology of the Hindoos.
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himself during his last illness, and the Speedily will be published, in 4 Vols. portion he was unable to finish has been 8vo. The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, drawn up by an intimate friend. translated into English Blank Verse, The Rev. A. P. Scargill is preparing by William Cowper, Esq. with a Pre- for publication, a Hebrew and English face by his kinsman, J. Johnson, LL. B. Dictionary, ou a new plan, without and illustrated by Fifty Engravings points. from the Paintings, and Designs of Fu- Mr. Crabb has in the press a third seli, Howard, Smirke, Stothard, Westall, part of the Preceptor and his Pupils, &c. &c. Members of the Royal Acade- containing an elucidation of synonimous my. The engravings which decorate this words in the English Language. Edition of Cowper's Homer, were ori- The Rev. Dr. Baker, of Cawston in ginally designed for a splendid Edition Norfolk, has put to the press, the Psalms of Pope's Translation, lately published, evangelized, in a continued Explanation, of which the Letter-press of the Large which is intended to be comprised in a Paper Copies were unfortunately des- thick octavo rolume. troyed by fire, This accident has afford- Mr. Thomas Potts will shortly publish ed an opportunity to the admirers of Gazetteer of England and Wales, Cowper, which would not otherwise closely printed in an octavo volume, ilhave occurred, to possess themselves of lustrated by Maps.