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ficiently cvinces the necessity of the work. In our opinion, no collection of books can be respectable; whether formed by laymen or divines, without a copy of this Septuagint. We have nothing of any' comparable value to mention with it.

The Vindiciæ Ecclefiæ Anglicanæ, by Mr. Daubeny*, eona tains a very complete answer to Mr. Overton's Calvinir tical attack. Mr. D. appears to have answered in a way that is not very open to a reply. His proofs and arguments are masterly; and the charges he brings againft his antagonist such as cannot ealily be eluded. The three discourses of the saine author, entitled the Trial of the Spiritst, tend in fome meafure to the fame points ; and ably caution the reader against the arts of spiritual deluders. Other productions connected with this controversy, and of very eminent merit, though less in size, are the Reply to Academicus, by a friend of Dr. Kipling), and Mr. Archdeacon Poli's Confideran' tions on the General Conditions of the Chriflian Covenanig. On both of these we have dwelt with some attention. Mr. Faber's Tbougbisit on this Controversy we did not find quite so unexceptionable ; though the design of the tract is laudable, and in some degree the execution: The most important discourses, though not the most in number, in Profeffor Arthur's pofthumous voluine, are theological. The subjects are of confequence, and they are treated with ability. Among volumes of Sermons, those of Mr. E. Nares to Country Congregations will hold, apparently, the place designed for them by their author. They are clear, uleful, and persuasive. Those of Mr. E. Cooper are more elabóratett. They treat: of the primary principles of the Christian Covengt, which the author labours to guard, on every side, against misrepresentation and

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+ No. III. See vol. xxiii. p. 591; and No. I. p. 24 of this. 244. No. Il. p. 1554"

No. 11.pa 194 No. 11. p: 183 I No. 1. p. 47.

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Y;, 319 39107.79 Mr. S. Clapham*, is still better than the first, and contains some original discourfes of much' merit.34?!"

On Mr, Bryant's Obfervations on fome Pasages of Scripe turet, we have only commenced our remarks, in the present volume. It will be fcen, however, that with the most unfeigned respect for the author, we ftill find ourselves obliged to controvert fome, while we more willingly applaud others, of his opinions. Pro" feffor Findlay, of Glasgow, has defended rbe divine Ines Ipiration of the Old Tefamentt, against the attacks of Dr. Geddes, with learning and ability; Among smaller tracts, the Letter of Mr. Dunfter to the Bilbop of Londong supports rather a' new opinion, with very probable arguments, and a peculiar modesty of mana

The Principles of Chriftian Knowledgeil by the present Bishop of St. David's, concain, in a catecheti cal form, doctrines not usually lo taught, but highly important to be learned; especially in times when

y coni vey also elementary principles, and necessary explanaa tions, in the clearest and most ofeful style. Di. Wint liams, whole English title corresponds with the Latin one of Mr. Daubenys, bas, with particular care, rez plied to the current objections of Methodists andi! Diflenters; while two ocher tracts, une entitled as Dialogue between a Metbodist and a Churchman**, and the other Methodism infpectedtt, by Dr. Halès, carry the attack into the territories of the opponent, and expose the faults and weaknesses of his system.

A few single Sermons, out of a multitude, demand our particular notice. Such, for instance, as that of Bishop Horsley, on the Descent into Hellif: a discourse, in which the learning and fagacity of the writer mutu-'; ally, illustrate each other. Another Sermon of preeminent ability is that of Bishop Watson, prcached be.

No. V. p. 514.

+ No. VI. p. 665. (No. I. p. 87.

No. II. p.2011 Etablished Churcb; No. IV. p. 442. + Nở VỊ. P. 688. # No. I. p. 81.

I No. III. p. 294

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fore the Society for the suppression of Vice*. The importance of falutary laws, and the necessity of enforcing ihem, cannot be urged with more vigour, than in that eloquent exhortation. The Bifhop. of Meath is diftinguished by a masculine eloquence, which gives. peculiar animation to his Sermon on the Ways of Godt.. The Bithops of Gloucefiir and St. David's have each produced a discourse for the Humane Sociely. The inverted order in which they were noticed in our volume was the effect of chance: the praises we bestowed on each, of thought and deliberation. Dr. W. "Jackson's Fan Sermon before the House of Commonsø, was such as the dignity of the audience, and the character of the preacher, required.' In Dr. Law's Sermon at Cambridgel, we praised the wisdom of an experienced divine; in Mr. E. Whilby's Visitation Sermong at Stafford; the clear method and luminous illustration of a sound, though young, preacher. On perusing Mr. Pearson's Fasi Serinon at Rempstone**, while we conteniplate the usual nierits of that exemplary pastor, we lament the difficulties of his ficuation, and the neceffity which he felt of employing the press, to admonith those who would not attend him in the Church. He will doubtless persevere, and we trust also that he may prevail.

Moral and religious exhortation, though in a playful form, may be found in the Fajhionable World difplayedtt, which is now the avowed production of the Rev. 7. Owen, an author whose more serious works have formerly engaged our attention II. A very different species of attack upon impiety and immorality, is made in the Addresses of the Society for the Suppression of Vice$$; but the Society have means more cugent than argument, for enforcing their good designs.. :'

p. 440.

p. 561;

No. ll. p. 200.
+ No. IV.

# No. V. and No. I. p. 83.

Ś No. I. p. 84.

# No. IV. p. 443: I No, V. ** No. III. p. 321.

++ No. I. p.74; and 1. See vol. xiv. p. 660; also oor General Index, under his naine. SE No. 11.,7. 213.

HISTORY.

P: 562.

V. 576.

HISTORY.

National histories are usually allowed to take the lead, of those which record the progress of particular Arts or Sciences ; but the History of Marine Architects e, by Mr. Charnock, a work of great labour and expence, is too important to be thrown into the back ground: Its immediate reference to the highest fecular interests of this country, ought to ensure it attention and patronage. Among political histories, that of Mr. Adolphust deserves to be distinguished. The painter who delineates France, in the paroxysms of the last fourteen years, must have the art of making monsters picturesque, and commanding our attention to every thing that is naturally disgusting: : The leflon is paina ful, but it is momentous. As an Episode in the main hiftory, the cruel invasion and destruction of Smiljer land deserves particular attention; and the narrative of Mr. Zschokke, lately translated into English, leems to have every claim to credit and circulation.? Falle. hood and malignity having been very busy in mifreprefenting the History of our own Country for the prefent Reign, Dr. Bilje1S has added his efforts to those of Mr. Adolphus, to give truth a chance of being heard. He comes nearer to the present time than his predeceffor. We have in this volume noticed much that is valuable in his book, which we shall have occafion again to mention in our next Preface.

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No. IV. p. 345.

+ Hilory of France from the year 1790; No. IV. p. 370. No. Il. p. 149.

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of its contents nor were any of the topics deficiente in ureful and instructive matter! Mr. King sdgreat work, the Munitentdi Anliqua oreontinues to abound With the most curious and interesting refearchesa and

he Wirà volume, sa hiek wewhave to lately reviewed, 11 only stimulates our wishes for the fourth, which we underland, is Foon to follow. Dr. Ledwich's Antiquities of Irelandt, is an improved and augmented edition, applies the besom of criticism to the scobwebs of fabulous history, and gives us truth and fenfe, in the place of romance and absurdity. The fingular cheapness of the work, owing to the difin

terested difpofition of the author, is no less remarkable than its intrinfic merit. The very extensive plan of Mr. Nichols's Hiftory and Antiquities of Leicesterhire obliges him, not only to multiply his volumes, but to divide the volumes into parts. It will probably be,' when concluded, the completest collection of local history and antiquities that has ever yet been compiled. Mr. Warner's History of Baths is, like his tours, popular and amusing: bút, in either of these, his pen is much more laudably exercised, than in those theological attempts which he has lately undertaken.

From the care of Mr. Park, Harrington's Nugæ Anstique || have attained a new and more fatisfactory form.

The articles are now arranged in chronological order,

and several that are curious and valuable are now video added, 33 do 3012311 2139 resto

b9b7032011 ynift9193i. Se 3 BIOGRAPHY. PIENI TUD f. The most important Life noticed in the present

volume is that of Sir William Fones, by Lord Teignmouthç. As the friend of the person recorded, his Lordihip has performed his talk with credit. Somewhat too much of the colouring of friendship, and rather too little of enquiry beyond the author's per• No. III. p. 246. + No. 11I. p. 252 ; 1V. 396,

f No. V. P. 5oo. No. I. p. 53. | No. II. p. 159. I No. VI. p. 585.

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