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

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The Vindicia Ecclefia Anglicane, by Mr. Daubeny, contains a very complete answer to Mr. Overton's Calvinif 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 against his antagonist fuch as cannot easily be eluded. The three difcourfes of the fame author, entitled the Trial of the Spirits, tend in fome measure to the fame points; and ably caution the reader against the arts of fpiritual deluders. Other productions connected with this controverfy, and of very eminent merit, though lefs in fize, are the Reply to Academicus, by a friend of Dr. Kipling, and Mr. Archdeacon Pott's Confidera tions on the General Conditions of the Chriflian Covenant§. On both of these we have dwelt with fome attention. Mr. Faber's Thoughts on this Controverfy we did not find quite fo unexceptionable; though the defign of the tract is laudable, and in fome degree the execution. The most important difcourfes, though not the mot in number, in Profeffor Arthur's¶ pofthumous voluine," are theological. The fubjects are of confequence, and they are treated with ability. Among volumes, of Sermons, thofe of Mr. E. Nares to Country Congre gations, will hold, apparently, the place defigned for them by their author. They are clear, ufeful, and perfuafive. Those of Mr. E. Cooper are more elaborateft. They treat of the primary principles of the Chriftian Covenant, which the author labours to guard, on every fide, against mifreprefentation and error. The fecond volume of Selected Sermons, by た

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On Mr. Bryant's Obfervations on fome Paffages of Scripturet, we have only commenced our remarks, in the prefent volume. It will be feen, however, that with the most unfeigned refpect for the author, weftill find ourselves obliged to controvert fome, while we more willingly applaud others, of his opinions. Profeffor Findlay, of Glasgow, has defended the divine In Jpiration of the Old Teftament, against the attacks of Dr. Geddes, with learning and ability. Among fmaller, tracts, the Letter of Mr. Dunfter to the Bishop of Londons fupports rather a new opinion, with very probable arguments, and a peculiar modefty of manner. The Principles of Chriflian Knowledge||, by the prefent Bishop of St. David's, contain, in a catecheti cal form, doctrines nor ufually fo taught, but highly important to be learned; efpecially in times when fchifm is by too many thought innocent. They convey allo elementary principles, and neceffary explana tions, in the clearest and most ufeful ftyle. Dr. Will liams, whole English title correfponds with the Latin one of Mr. Daubeny, bas, with particular care, replied to the current objections of Methodifts and Diffenters; while two other tracts, one entitled as Dialogue between a Methodist and a Churchman**, and the other Methodifm infpelledtt, by Dr. Hales, carry the attack into the territories of the opponent, and expofe the faults and weakneffes of his fyftem.

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A few fingle Sermons, out of a multitude, demand our particular notice. Such, for instance, as that of Bishop Horley, on the Defcent into Hell: a difcourfe, in which the learning and fagacity of the writer mutu-" ally illuftrate each other. Another Sermon of preeminent ability is that of Bishop Watfon, preached be

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fore the Society for the Suppreffion of Vice*. The importance of falutary laws, and the neceffity of enforcing them, cannot be urged with more vigour, than in that eloquent exhortation. The Bishop of Meath is diftinguifhed by a mafculine eloquence, which gives. peculiar animation to his Sermon on the Ways of God‡.The Bifhops of Gloucester and St. David's have each produced a difcourfe for the Humane Society. The inverted order in which they were noticed in our vos lume was the effect of chance: the praises we bestowed on each, of thought and deliberation. Dr. W. Jackfon's Faft Sermon before the Houfe of Commons, was fuch as the dignity of the audience, and the cha racter of the preacher, required. In Dr. Law's Sermon at Cambridge, we praifed the wifdom of an experienced divine; in Mr. E. Whitby's Vifitation Sermon at Stafford, the clear method and luminous illuftration of a found, though young, preacher. On perufing Mr. Pearfon's Fast Sermon at Rempflone**, while we contemplate the ufual merits of that exemplary paftor, we lament the difficulties of his fituation, and the neceffity which he felt of employing the prefs, to admonifh those who would not attend him in the Church. He will doubtlefs perfevere, and we truft alfo that he may prevail.

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Moral and religious exhortation, though in a playful form, may be found in the Fashionable World difplayedtt, which is now the avowed production of the Rev. J. Owen; an author whofe more serious works have formerly engaged our attention. A very different fpecies of attack upon impiety and immorality, is made in the Addreffes of the Society for the Suppreffion of Vices; but the Society have means more cogent than argument, for enforcing their good defigns.,

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National hiftories are ufually allowed to take the lead, of those which record the progrefs of particular Arts or Sciences; but the Hiflory of Marine Architects. e, by Mr. Charnock, a work of great labour and expence, is1 tod important to be thrown into the back ground. Its immediate reference to the highest fecular interefts of this country, ought to enfure it attention and patronage. Among political hiftories, that of Mr. Adolphus deferves to be diftinguished. The painter who delineates France, in the paroxyfms of the, laft fourteen years, must have the art of making monsters picturefque, and commanding our attention to every thing that is naturally difgufting. The leffon is painful, but it is momentous. As an Epifode in the main hiftory, the cruel invafion and deftruction of Swifferland deferves particular attention; and the narrative of Mr. Zfchokke, lately tranflated into English, Jeems to have every claim to credit and circulation. Falfe. hood and malignity having been very bufy in mifre prefenting the Hiftory of our own Country for the prefent Reign, Dr. Biffets has added his efforts to thofe of Mr. Adolphus, to give truth a chance of being heard. He comes nearer to the prefent time than his predeceffor. We have in this volume noticed much that is valuable in his book; which we fhall have occafion again to mention in our next Preface.

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An excellent volume of the Archæologia¶ takes the lead, at prefent, in this clafs... We found the advantage of a claffified arrangement, in giving an account

No. TV. p. 345Hiflory of France from the year 1790; No. IV. p. 370. + No. II. p. 149. I See our vol. xxi. p. 622, and xxii. 158. P. 105; IV.

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PONING The most important Life noticed in the prefent volume is that of Sir William Jones, by Lord Teignmouth. As the friend of the perfon recorded, his Lordfhip 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

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