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love of company, indolence, and spiritual indifference. A short extract ör two may convey some idea of the manner and spirit of the publication, Let it not be supposed that this unvarying integrity and
faithfulness, is inconsistent with a just desire to please, unwillingness to offend, prudence, and a proper consideration of circumstances in the discharge of our duty. Still. less let it be supposed to justify a careless indifference, and wanton disregard of the feelings and opinions of any individual. Such disregard is generally the effect of a harsh and cruel temper, and is wholly opposite to the mild and affectionate spirit which the gospel en. joins us to cultivate. But as men often justify their vices, by associating them, in their imaginations, with some praise-worthy disposition, so sometimes, they will be found attempting to represent their coarseness of manner, and violence of conduct, as the effects of the sincerity and openness of their hearts. «Disregard of the feelings of our fellow creatures, has, however, no connection with the virtues of openness and sincerity of heart. Pride, ill-humour, and vindictive passions, will, indeed, produce a freedom of language and conduct ; but this is not the freedom which conscience dictates, and a good man allows himself to exercise. A man may be violent also, without being either conscientious, faithful, or steady to his principles. And as he who talks most of his courage, is not always the boldest in the day of battle ; so he who blusters loudest about independence and sincerity, is not always the firmest in resisting temptation, nor the least servile and accommodating, where his interests and passions are concerned.' pp. 76, 77.
We hope the following sentences will not be read in vain. • When a minister of the gospel is more animated with the desire of applause, than with the sublime desire of doing good, at a time too when the great objects of religion are before him, when the eternal in "terest of his hearers should peculiarly engage his mind, and the highest affections and sentiments should animate his soul ; from whatever Quarter he seeks admiration, by whatever means he indulges his propensity; whether he seeks the applause of the rich or the poor, courts distinction by accommodation to any depraved taste among his hearers, or by the display of his own personal talents and accomplishments; whether he wishes to appear popular or profound, ingenious and learned, or elegant and resined, distinguished for the pathos of his description, or the force of his expression, the simplicity or the pomp
of his manner, the Auency of his words, or the strict propriety of his pronunciation and tones-in whatever way he courts applause, I hesitate not to say that in such a situation and in such duties, he acts a mean and guilty part, and will never rise to be elevation and honour of him who loses every lesser consideration in the desire of the salvation of men.
His vanity also, in spite of his efforts, will inevitably appear and disgrace his best performances : and, if indulged, will eat out like a poison the very heart of piety, and leave him at length only the poor empty external form, which all who approach him may discover to be light, rotten, and unsound.' pp. 49, 50.
When the work is reprinted, we would suggest the propricey of arrang, ing it in the form of letters, with the addition of running tiiles to the sa. . rious sectiocs, indicating the subjects op which they are employed.
Art. XXIV. A Discourse on the Being or Existence of God (as discos
verable by natural and unprejudiced Reason ; ) intended as a popular antidote against the pernicious influence of modern infidelity. By the Rev. Christopher Hodgson, LL. B. Rector of Marholm, North
amptonshire. Evo. pp. 23. price Is. 6d. Rivingtons. THE author professes to regard this discourse rather as a compilation
than as an entire original composition.' In this view, it is not destitute of merit. The reasoning is clear, the arrangement neat, and the language perspicuous. Art. XXV. The National Jubilee, celebrative of the Fiftieth Anniversary
of the Reign of George the Third, politically and morally improved. By a Magistrate. 8vo. pp. xviil. 74. Price 28. Matthews and 'Leigh,
1809. WE have here a Sermon of seventy-four pages, from Matt. xxii. 21.
preceded by an apology' of eighteen. The general tendency of both, to promote a spirit of unanimous patriotism and scriptural piety, is intitled to our approbation. After duly considering the very peculiar style, the tone of thought, the numerous notes, and abundant quotations in English, Latin, and Greek, we were not much surprised to read the following words: “Considerable pains have been taken in a recent publi. cation--The Temple of Truth - to demonstrate from the Oracles of God, that nothing is Christianity but what represents it as wholly d Religion of Grace," p. 51. The author calls himself an insignificant Village Pastor,' (p. xviii.) speaks of the solitary spot' he inhabits, (p. 53.) and intimates that the substance of the discourse was preached at the parochial church of a small village in the county of Surrey.' (p. 2.) Art. XXVI. Jubilium Regis ; a Discourse on the Objects and Conse
quences of the present Royal Jubilee ; preached at Diss, Oct. 25, 1809. By the Rev. William Ward, A. M. 8vo. pp. 20. Price Is.
Button, 1809. OCCASIONS of great public notoriety' (such as . Jubilium Regis,' for
example,) have been long observed to act like a levy en masse among such of our fellow subjects as are able to carry pens. It would perhaps be useless to advise these local militia (for local, alas, they are, though to their sorrow) to ponder upon the objects and consequences' of taking the field of letters : and it would certainly be unfair to examine theit qualifications with much critical exactness.
From Isaiah Ixi. 2. Mr. W, takes occasion to observe, that the Ju-' bilee is a very remarkable time, because it refers to the ancient Jubilee, and was particularly foretold by the British sage Merlin.' He pro. ceeds to expatiate on the religious blessings of the present reign ; but, with regard to civil liberty, he thinks the application of the ancient jubilee, somewhat more difficult.' Under the next head of his disa course the judgements implied by the jubilee on the opposers civil and religious liberty—we are edified with the forebodings of * the pious and excellent maid of Orleans, with the prophecy, as Mr. W. calls it, of Abp. Usher, with the prognostications of Mr. C. Love, and with the predictions of a Mr. Alex. Peddie, who, the author informe us, was • an eminent presbyterian divine.' He concludes by observings that this Jubilee can be truly enjoyed only by those who mourn for sin.' We think the writer's piety is more conspicuous than his judgement.
Art. XXVII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the Eclectic Review, by sending information (post paid,) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works ; which they may depend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan.
The difficulty in procuring the dried spe- graphy and biography, will shortly appear cimens, which accompany Mr. Amos's in a royal quarto volume, embellished with Treatise on Grasses having been 'hitherto twenty-four elegant plates. so great as to have confined the circulation Benjamin Thompson, Esq. of Nottingof that valuable work merely to the origi- ham, has in the press a translation of M, nal subscribers, we have to state the re- Layesterie's Account of the Introduction of moval of such difficulty, and that a num- the Merino Race of Sheep into the several ber sufficient to meet the urgent demands of Countries of Europe where they are natuthe public has been at length prepared, ralized ; the work is accompanied with notes and will very speedily be brought forward relating to the mode of managing this vaiu a new edition.
luable breed, which the translator's own exThe Rev. Mr. Phelps has nearly com- perience has enabled him to supply. pleted his Botanical Calendar; it is there- Mr. Benjamin Travers, Demonstrator of fore expected very shortly to make its ap- Anatomy, and Surgeon to the Honourable pearance.
East India Company, has in the press and Mr. Cumberland's Poem on the Death nearly ready for Publication, an experimená of Christ, has not been to be procured for tal Enquiry concerning injuries to the some time, but we understand that a new Canal of the Intestinés, illustrating the edition (being the seventh) is now nearly Treatment of penetrating Wounds and morready for delivery.
titied Hernia. Mr. Pratt has in great forwardness a Mr. Ticken intends to publish a Histori. poem, called the Lower World; occasioned cal Atlas, ancient and modern, to consist by Lord Erskine's speech on the second of six select charts. reading of the bill for preyenting wanton Dr. Binns of Lancaster, formerly Head cruelty to animals. He also intends to give Master of Ackworth School, has lately the public the long-promised specimens of finished a new English Grammar, uport the poetry of Joseph Blacket, with a por- which he has beeii engaged at intervals dutrait of that extraordinary young man. ring many years.
Dr. Latham has in the press, Facts and Dr. Smith is printing a Translation of Opinions concerning Diabetes.
Le Roy's Instructions for youty and rheuA History of the Inquisition in Italy, matic Persons. Spain, Portugal, &c. illustrated by, gume- The Author of the Refuge has in the rous plates, in a large quarto volume, is press, a Piece on the Sufferings of Christ. in the press.
Dr. Watson has nearly ready for publiMr. Hamilton's Travels in Syria and cation, a theoretical and practical View of Egypt may tery soon be expected.
the instruction of the Deaf and Dumb; Mr. Lee, surgeon, of Shields, will shortly containing hints for the correction of impepublish a Treatise on Mortification.
diments in speech; together with a vocabut A new.edition of Purchas's Pilgrims, will lary. Illustrated by numerous' coppershortly appear, printed in quarto, uniform plates, representing the most common obwith the recent editions of the English Chro- jects necessary to be named. nicles.
A translation of M. De Luc's Geological A new edition, being the thirty-third, of Travels in the North of Europe, will apTooke's Pantheon, is in considerable for- pear in a few weeks. wardness. The letter-press has undergone The Rey. Caley Illingworth, F. A. S. will a complete revision, and the language is sq shortly publish, iů a quarto voluwe, illasfar alieréd as not to offend the most deli- trated by several engravings, a topographia cate ear; and, beside other improvements, cal Account of the Parish of Scainpton, it will be illustrated by a series of engrave in Lincolnshire, and of the Roman Antiquie. ings, in outline, from original drawings, ties lately discovered there. from antique statues, &c.
Mrs. Smith will shortly publish the Fe.. A Tour through the Central Counties of male Economist; or a plain Systein of England, namely, Worcester, Stafford, Lei. Cookery, for the use of private families. cester, and Warwick, including their topo. In this press, a Letter to Sir Johu Nichollo
on his late decision against a clergyman, the character and effects of the successive for refusing to bury the child of a dissen- revolutions of the south, on the institục ter. With a preface addressed to the Arch- tions and property of the natives ; with a bishops and Bishops of the Church of Eng. dissertation on the nature and history of land. By a Clergyman.
the landed property of India, from a peThe Rev. Thomas Comber, A. B. author riod antecedent to the expedition of Alexanof Memoirs of Dr. Comber, Dean of Dur- der until the present day; and incidental ham, a Visitation Sermon, &c. is preparing illustrations of the doctrines, the history, the History of the Parisian Massacre of St. and sanguinary religious persecution by Bartholomew, wherein all the minute cir. Hindoos of some interesting Hindoo sects, cumstances of that sanguinary event are hitherto but little known; and of the cha. faithfully portrayed. Collected froin unpub- racter, nanners, and opinions of the 'na. lished manuscripts and other, authentic tions whose transactions are described.
Dr. Scott, late Oriental Professor at Robert Steele, Esq. of the Royal Marines, the Royal East India College, has in has in preparation a Tour through the At- the press an edition of the Arabian Nights' lantic, or Recollections from Madeira, the Entertainments, to be embellished with Azores, and Newfoundland, including the engravings from designs by Smirke. The period of Discovery, Produce, Manriers and last edition in 4 volumes duodecimo of Customs of each. With a chart.
the translation of Galland's French version, Lieut. Colonel Mark Wilks, will pul,lish received considerable correction, from the early next month, in 4to. with maps, the pen of Mr. Gough, of Enfield. This edifirst volume of his Historical Sketches of tion Dr. Scott adopts as his basis, carefully of the South of India, in an attempt to revising and occasionally correcting it from trace the History of Mysoor, from the ori- the Arabic original. To this he has added gin of the Hindoo Government of that a new volupie comprising thiriy-five tales, State, to the Extinction of the Mohamme- now first translated from an Arabic copy dan Dynasty in 1799 ; founded chiefly on of the 1001 nights, brought into Europe Indian Authorities, collected by the Author by Edward Wortley Montague, Esq. and while officiating for several years as Politi- deposited in the Bodleian Library at Oxcal Resident at the court of Mysoor.
ford; and also an introduction and notes ilThis work will comprise a brief narrative lustrative of the Religion, Manners, Customsen of the military operations and political co and Domestic Habits of the Mahummedans. nexions of Mysoor, with its Hindoo, 'MO- The life of Colonel Hutchinson by his hæmmedan, and European neighbours, du.. Wife is printing in two volumes octavo, ring the whole of that period; netices of and will soon be ready for publication. Art. XXVIII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED AGRICULTURE.
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vols. imperial 4to. 91. Is. Manuscript found among the Ruins of Her
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count of the times in which he lived. By
John Gifford, Esq. illustrated by two fine ARCHITECTURE.
ly engraved Poriraits of Mr. Pitt; one from
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other from the most approved original pic
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