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· Her army are ye! By your leader stand,
And with the work of liberty proceed !
Not Afric only, but full many a land,
Beneath tyrannic pride and lust may bleed,
If ought the triumphs of your arms impede :
The eyes of kings are on you! if ye

fail
The cause of Truth triumphantly to plead,

A thousand well-bribed tongues your fall will hail,
And henceforth ruddy Power o'er struggling Right prevail.'

pp. 24, 25.

There are two or three pleasing minor poems of a religious cast.

Art. IX. A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of

Meriuneth, at the Visitation at Dolgelley, July 30, 1823, and Published at their Request. By the Rev. John Jones, M. A. 8vo. pp. 36. Ruthin, 1823. FR. JONES is, we understand, a highly respectable man.

He is not a sportsman, and he is temperate, which is saying much for a Welch clergyman; and to these negative excellencies, he adds an exemplariness in the discharge of his parochial duties, which does him the highest credit. What a pity that such a man should be so blinded by bigotry, as to perceive nothing to lament in the religious state of the principality, but the progress of Methodism! He well knows, if he knows any thing about the state of things in Wales, that by the Methodists, whom he grossly calumniates, almost all that has been done of late years in the promotion of Chrislian knowledge, has been achieved. He even admits that their ascendancy has been occasioned, in part, by the estrangement of the regular clergy from their parishioners, and their unacceptableness to the natives in general. He may have heard of cases in which the clergyman has been obliged to send out a request for the attendance of a parishioner or two, in order to publish the banns of marriage. But he imagines that it is • the superior education of the clergyman,' that places him in some instances too much above his flock.'. We doubt this. A true gentleman is never disqualified by the best education for condescending and benevolent intercourse with his inferiors and the best-bred man is always the most affable. But in truth, few, comparatively, of the Welch clergy have much education to boast of. Mr. Jones has acted very indiscreetly in inviting public attention to this subject. We will not, on this , occasion, take advantage of him.

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Art. X. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION. Shortly will be published, in 2 small Preparing for publication, A Guide to vols. The Contributions of Q. Q. to a the Lord's Table, in the Catechetical Periodical Work, with some pieces not Form ; to which are added, An Address before published. By the late Miss Jane to Applicants for Admission to it, and Taylor.

some Meditations to assist their DevoThe Rev. W. H. Stowell will shortly tions. By the Rev. Henry Belfrage, publish a volume of Lectures, entitled, D.D. The Ten Commandments, illastrated and Mr. John Malcolm, late of the 42d enforced on Christian Principles.

Regiment, has nearly ready for publicaNearly ready for publication, Journals tion, a volume of Poems in f.cap 8vo. of the Sieges of the Madras Army, in entitled " The Buccaneer and other the Years 1817, 1818, and 1819; with Poems.” observations on the system, according to Speedily will be published, Brief but which such operations have usually been Authentic Memoirs of the Rev. W. conducted in India, and a statement of Ward, late Baptist Missionary in India; the improvements that appear neces- with a Monody to his Memory. By sary. By Edward Lake, Ensign of the Samuel Stepnett, Minister of the Gospel. Honourable East India Company's Ma- Early in July will be published, in 1 dras Engineers. With an atlas of ex- vol. 8vo. Bibliotheca Biblica, a Select panatory plates.

List of Books on Sacred Literature; A New Series of Religious Tracts, is with notices Biographical, Critical, and in a course of publication, entitled The Bibliograpbical, intended as a Guide to Sabbath Remembrancer. By the Rev. the consultation of the most a seful WriAlexander Fletcher. One Number is ters on Biblical Subjects. By William published every Saturday, each contain- Orme, Author of the “ Life of Jolin ing twelve pages of letter press, and em- Owen, D.D." bellished with a superior wood-cut. id. *** This publication will contain

Nearly ready, in one vol. post 8vo. A some account of nearly one thousand Practical Guide to English Composition ; books, including editions of the original or, a comprehensive Systein of English Scriptures, Concordances to the Hebrew, Grammar, Criticism, and Logic; ar. Greek, Latin, and English Bibles ; Heranged and illustrated upon a new and brew and Greek Lexicons ; British and improved plan; containing apposite Foreign Commentators on the ScripPrinciples, Rules, and Examples, for tures, Books on Sacred Chronology, writing correctly and elegantly on every Geograpby, and Antiquities; Ecclesiassubiect; adapted to the use of Schools tical Historians; and numerous works and of Private Students. By the Rev. of a miscellaneous pature, adapted to Peter Smilb, A.M.

the illustration of the word of God: it In a few weeks will be published, 8vo. will also furnish short notices of the age, Mathematical Tables, containing im- country, and profession of the authors. p.ured Tables of Logarithms of Num- In the press, British Galleries of Art; bers, Logarithmic Sines, Tangents, and being a series of descriptive and critical Secants, together with a number of notes of the principal works of Art, iu others, useful in Practical Matbenta- Painting and Sculpture, now existing in tics, Astronomy, Navigation, Engineer- England ; arranged under the beads of iog, and Business; preceded by a copi- the different public and private Galleries ous lutroduction, embracing their Ex- in which they are to be found. The planation, and Rules and formulæ for First Part will comprise the following their application, with a collection of Galleries ; —l'he National (late the Anappropriate Exercises. By William gerstein) Gallery-The Royal Gallery at Galbraith, A.M. Lecturer on Mathema- Windsor Castle-The Royal Gallery at tics, Fdinburgh.

Hampton Court-The Gallery at CleveA Stereotype Edition of Sallust, for Jand House-Lord Egremont's Gallery the nse of Schools, with English Notes at Petworth-The late Fonthill Gallery at the foot of the page, and a Historical -The Titjan Gallery at Blenheim--The and Geographical Index at the end of Gallery at Knowle Park- The Dulwich the volume, by Mr. Dymock, Glas- Gallery – Mr. Matthews's Theatrical Eow, will be published in a few days. Gallery. post Svo.

In the press, The History of Italy, toms of the Italians at the Commence. from the Fall of the Westery Empire to ment of the Nineteenth Century. 3 sols. the Extinction of the Venetian Republic. 12mo. By George Perceval, Esq. in 2 vols. In the press, The Travels of General Svo.

Baron Minutoli in Lybia and Upper In the press, The Hermit in Italy; or, Egypt, witte plates and maps. In 8vo. Observations on the Manners and Cus.

ART. XI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.

MISCELLANEOUS,

BIOGRAPHY.

Lord Byron's Works viewed in conSome Account of the Life of Richard nexion with Christianity and the Obliga, Wilson, Esq. R.A. with Testimonies to tions of Social Life. A Sermon delihis Gepius and Memory, and Remarks vered in Holland Chapel, Kensington, on his Landscapes, To wbich are added, July 4, 1824. By the Rev. John Styles, various Observations respecting the D.D. Pleasure and Advantages to be derived The Bible Teacher's Manual, being froin the study of Nature and the Fine the Substance of Holy Scripture in Arts. By T, Wright, Esq. Published Questions on every Chapter thereof. for the Benefit of the Artists' Benevolent By Mrs. Sherwood. Part III. containFundo la ! vol. 4to. with a portrait. ing Leviticus and Numbers. With a 11. 7s.

map. Is, Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts, and Opi- Massillon's Thoughts on different mon nions. Collected and preserved by Lee ral and religious Subjects Extracted. titia Matilda Hawkins, ļn 2 vols, post from his Works, aud arranged uoder dis8vo. 11,

tinct heads. Translated by Rutton Missionary Journal and Memoir of Morris, English Minister at Calais, the Rey. Josepb: Wolf, Missionary to 12mo. 58. the Jews, Written by Himself. Re- Observations on the System of Wesvised and edited by John Bayford, Esq. leyan Methodism, in a Letter to the F.S.A. 8vo. 78

Rev. R. Johnson, Superintendant of the
Hull Circuit. By Mark Robinson. 8vo.

2s, 6d. Saneho, the sacred Trophy, and the unparalleled operations oi Episcopacy:

TRAVELS AND TOPOGRAPHY. with a Presbyter's Hat, By S. H. Care The Highlands and Western Isles of lisle of Essex, 4s.

Scotland, containing Descriptions of Geographical Synopsis of Europe, in their Scenery and Antiquities, with an. 1824, Exbibiting the names of all the Account of the Political History and state capitals with their situation and Ancient Manners, &c. &c. By John latitude principal towns, mountains, Maecnlloch, M.D. F.R.S. L.S. G.S. &c. rivers, &c. &c. including every recent &c. In 4 vols. 8vo. 31, 3s. alteration lof territory made by the Five Years Residence in the Capadas: Allied Puwers. By the Rev. B. Jeanes, including a Tour through part of the of charmoutbe 5s.

United States of America in the year "The Chimes, or a Call to the Clergy 1823. By Edward Allen Talbot, Esq. and People of Great Britain. By Amie of the Talbot Settlement, Upper Canada. fuu6d low

In ? vols. 8vo. II. Is. Letters on the Character and Poetical Voyage to Cochin China. By John Genius of Lord Byron. By Sir Egerton White, Lieut... ju the United States Brydges, Bart. post 8vo. 10s, 6d. Navy. In 8vo. 10s. 6. 2890utwa

A Tour on the Continent, through THEOLOGY.

Parts of France, Italy, and Switzerland, Christian Stewardship. A Dis- in the Years 1817, 18. By Roger Hog,

Esq. Bs. College Society, June 1824. By Tho. The Modern Traveller, Vols, lor

I., II. massion at Wymondley. 8vo. Is, 6d.

of the Theological and III. Containing Palestine, Syria,

and Asia Minor, Js, 6d. each. Olgiat399 Vita 9:11 Vals!

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THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

For SEPTEMBER, 1824.

Arto I. History of the Commonwealth of England, from the Com

mencement to the Restoration of Charles the Second. By William Godwin. Vol. I. Containing the Civil War. 8vo. Price 145. Lon

don. 1824. WHATEVER difference of opinion may exist respecting the

precise character of the struggle that marked the period which this volume professes to elucidate, there can be none concerning its importance. The war between Charles and his Parliament forms, as it were, a central point in English story, towards which we can distinctly trace the steady bearing down of previous events during several successive reigns, and from which has ultimately resulted the present condition of Great Britain. Waiving all discussion concerning the existence or extent of the right of insurrection, we may assume two positions as fully established: the first, that, in the words of Mr. God. win, the opponents of Charles I. fought for liberty, and that

they had no alternative.;' the second, we give in the language of Bishop Warburton. Although we differ from that Prelate in his opinion, that when Cromwell subdued his country, the

spirit of liberty was at its height,' he correctly describes the parliamentary leaders, when he adds, that the interests of the country were at that period conducted and supported by a set • of the greatest geniuses for government that the world ever

saw embarked together in one common cause.' There are in. dividuals who will dispute both these points, just as there are men who will defend the Jesuits, and contend for the lawfulness and innocence of West India slavery. We feel quite as little inclination to argue with the one as with the other class of desperate wranglers.

The history of that period has not yet been adequately writ: ten, although materials of inestimable value are easily accessible. Vol. XXII. N.S.

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Sir James Mackintosh has promised to supply this important desideratum ;-we shall see whether his purpose will ripen to performance. In the mean time, this spirited sketch will be highly acceptable, and we hold ourselves indebted to Mr. Godwin for his manly and, to a considerable extent, successful attempt to throw light upon this most interesting portion of the annals of our country

The two most extensive and decided experiments in the science of government that occur in the history of modern times, have been made by the two most highly civilized of European nations, England and France. In the former instance, it was the result of circumstances, seized and directed by a combination of individuals whose superiors in knowledge, practical wisdom, and calm determination, the world has never yet seen. In the second, it was deliberately and avowedly made by men, of whom some were eminent for eloquence and genius, but not one, as far as we are able to ascertain,* was possessed of that clear and vigorous judgement, those large, yet definite views, which are among the indispensable qualifications of the legislator and ruler. In point of moral dignity, there can be no comparison drawn between the respective parties. The most amiable and, politically speaking, the most virtuous of those who urged on the great revolutionary experiment among our neighbours, were, either openly or virtually, infidels ; while the exalted piety of the leaders of the Commonwealth, has given a lustre to their characters, which will outlive the period when all human administrations shall have ceased.

The history of the Commonwealth of England,' remarks Mr. Godwin,' constitutes a chapter in the records of mankind, totally unlike any thing that can elsewhere be found. How nations and races of men are to be so governed as may be most conducive to the improvement and happiness of all, is one of the most interesting questions that can be offered to our consideration. What are the advantages or disadvantages that result from placing the reins of power and the guidance of the state ostensibly in a single hand, in a race of kings, is a problem which every friend of man would wish to have thoroughly examined. In ancient history, we have various examples of republics established on the firmest foundation, and which seemed in several respects eminently to do credit to that form of government. In modern times, the republican administration of a state has been chiefly confined to governments with a small territory ; the Commonwealth of England is the memorable experiment in which that schewe of affairs has been tried upon a great nation.

* Perhaps Mirabeau was an exception; but his execrable morals neutralized the influence of his matchless powers.

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