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Emperor Caius Caligula. The whole newly translated from the Original Greek. By Ebenezer Thompson, D. D. and William Charles Price, LL. D. No i. Price 6d. Fielding and Walker.
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To the LONDON REVIEWERS.. . Gents, · Although it hath not been usual for the Reviewers to take notice of books published in weekly numbers, they are in general not less important or interesting than others; it would be setting a good exam. ple, therefore, for the London Reviewers to take notice of these things, among which none deserves better their recommendation than the new oanflation of Jofephus, by the Doctors. Thompson and Price: the groposals of which are transmitted you, inclosed.
1. Philo-biblius. In answer to the above, we must confess, that the many im. positions on the reader, by the publication of certain books in weekly numbers, call aloud for proper redress. At the same time, as it is a mode of publishing which is convenient to many, it were a pity it should not be subject to proper animadversion. We have accordingly looked over the firft num. ber of this new translation ; but find it differ so little from the old one by L'Estrange, chat it was hardly worth while for the booksellers to employ (or perhaps to create) two learned doctors on purpose to make a new version from the original Greek. We say create, because, although we have made a very minute enquiry after the doctors Ebenezer Thompson and William Charles Price, we cannot find any body, but the publishers, who ever heard of their names before. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testament; with
Notes explanatory, critical, and praclical, selected from the
Works of several eminent Authors. Folio. 31. 35. Fry: * ; Of the notes annexed to this bible little is to be said, as they are but few, and those very concise. As to the Bible itself, we must do the printer the justice to own, that the 'typographical execution of it is, as he truly afferts, superior to any thing of the kind, ever printed in this or any other nation. ...
A Sermon preached before the House of Lords, in the Abbey Church
of Westminsler. By Richard, Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. 4to. Is. Cadell.
The characier of Bishop Hurd is so well known as a prea. cher, that we need only say that the present sermon is by no
means unworthy of his great abilities, the dignity of his auditors, or the importance of the occasion.
A Sermon preached before the Honourable House of Commons, on
Friday, Dec. 13, 1776, being the Day appointed to be observed as a Day of Solemn Fasling. By John Butler, LL. D. 4to. is. Cadell. "
An humane and charitable discourse, well adapted to the oce cafion, and worthy of a Christian divine..
particular attentione general fart this discourses, preac
A Sermon, preached before the University of Dublin, on Friday the 131b of December, 1776; being the Day appointed by authority for å General Pali and Humiliation. By Thomas Leland, D. D. Senior Fellow of Trinity College, and Vicar of St. Anne's, Dublin. 400. Conant. i
Among the many sensible and pious discourses, preached on the day of the late general fast, the sermon before us claims particular attention. Our readers will judge from its exorn dium, ;
JUDGES, Chap. xxi. Ver. 2 and 3. . And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till even
before God, and lift up their voices and wept fore; And faid, O Lord God of Israel ! why is this come to pass in Israel,
that there ihould be this day, one tribe lacking in Israel?
- The spectacle here presented is interesting and affecting. On this day, we may contemplate it with advantage, so as to receive instrucs tion, when inttruction seems most necessary, from those things which “ happened for examples," and were written for " our admonition."
" A desperate civil war, commenced between Israel and one offende ing tribe, had been carried on with mutual flaughter and various fuçi cels ; and closed in the almost total excision of those men, who had defied the authority of their national government. The people, how, ever provoked at the ctfenders, however elated by fuccefs, in the midit of victory, looked back on the havock they had inade, in grief and conslernation. In the day of wrath, they had “ marched through the fand, in indignation.". Their weapons were red: but they foon reflecta ed that it was in the blood of their countrymen and brethren. They. were humbled, they were afflicted; they proclaimed a fall; they lay proftrate before the throne of mercy: with one voice, with one heart, they poured forth the etfusions of a relenting spirit. Too violently agirated to debate the justice of their quarrel, too deeply pierced to discuss the occasion, to condemn the auchors, agents, or tomenters of it, they gave free course to their remorse ; they implored the di. Yine affistance, to close the public breach, to heal those wounds theit rarion bad now received, and to dispose the hearts of all to peace and Jeconciliatiop. Such was the conclusion of their çivil ftrife.
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“ I am not solicitous to draw any parallel to this detail. I use it; merely as an occasion to remind you, in general, of the present fitua. tion of our Ifrael; and to lead you to such reflections, as may promoto the purpose of thus affernbling before God in prayer and humiliation ; that in his great mercy he may heal our wounds; and avert the evils: with which we are threatened,
“ We are at this day, not indeed at the conclufion; possibly but at cominencement of a civil war. It harh already proved far mare obitipate, far more afllilling and alarming, than at first our pride faffered us to suspect : and from this “ beginning of strife" the most Bitter waters have already gushed out. . One ribe, however divided from us by fituation, yet of our own language and people, influenced, I do not say by u hat motives, hath avoued, and seems to glory in its separa, tion. In a contest, however raised and inflamed, the appeal hath been made to heaven; and the decision seems, even yet, by no means so compleat, as to afford good ground for confidence and security. It is not the bufiness of the present hour, to speculate on the causes and occasions of this contest. In the time of our visitation, we are lo confider. only that we have been visited. There is an intestine war; the eni pire is rent; men's passions are inflamed; their sentiments various ; thcir affections divided; the immediate late of things alarming: the future prospect melancholy; but one erent desirable, à speedy and efectual reconcilement.
6* It is not for the Christian to be dazzled by the splendour of a bloody victory; to exult in the miseries of unoffending thousands, crushed by an unnatural and grievous conflict. It is not for the Chris. cian to fatter men's paffions, to echo their animofiries, to “ speak evil of dignities," or virulently of his fellow-subjects. When the iword is · drawn, he looketh up to ihat power, by whom it is appointed for
chastisement and terrour. His language is the pathetic language of the Prophet : * O thou fword of the Lord, how long ere thou be qui. et! Put thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be ftill." His heart's defire and prayer to God muit be, that he who ruleth the hearts of princes, who giveth counsellors wisdomn, and restraineth the madness of the people, may arise and help us ; affwage our aninofities, avert our dangers, sneathe the weapon of the destroyer, and make us all to know and see the real happiness of all, Rcconciliation and Peace.”
In this truly christian spirit of reconciliation and peace our excellent preacher proceds to explode the national vices; which may be supposed juftly to have brought on us the present judgment of eninity and war..
si But," says he, « it is grievous to dwell on such objects. Yet, let me mention one vice, spred, countenanced, and faroured, in there nations. I mean the pallion for censure and reviling, and the tremendors abuse of liberty, für an occasion to revenge and malice, infolence, and pride, or perhaps some clandeitice purpose of self-interest. The period is in the memory of many ainong us, when this fury burit Bruna irs usual concealinents, and raised the head with undifguifed im. Pune.-ll'e know that its virulence has been fhed on every character, een the most exalied. In the eleva:ed icenes of lite, in the dif
cylon of public conduct and public characters, we are told that such offences must come. But we know that in inferior districts and com. munities, the odious and contenptable have awkwardly imitated this licence ; , and that scarcely in any retirement, can the most unoffending be assured of enjoying the peace of private life, or the honest discharge. of his social duties, when there are vehicles to convey to public view, the wantonness or imalice of any one man who wishes to disturb his peace, I ak not why the vigour of government hath not been exerted. to crush thefe ferpents. I enquire not into the propriety of those max." ims.or modes of policy, by which they have been suffered to exhaust their own venom : till the indiscriminate rage of cenfure hach, at length, deprived it of its sting; and the innocent and guilty alike are taught to defpie the impotence of its hillings.”
A dreadful, but too true an effect of the present licentious' abuse of the press ; which we are so often called upon to reprehend ! A Sermon on the late General Fast, preached at Gray’s-Inn Chapel,
on Friday, Dec. 13, 1776. By Henry Stebbing, D.D.: 8vo.
is. Flexney... · Proper without peculiarity, except that soine may think Dr. Srebbing a little uncharitably severe on the poor deluded Amea: ricans. A Sermin preached before the University of Oxford, on Friday,
Dec. 13, 1776, being the Day appointed for a General Fasi. By Myles Cooper, LL. D.' *410. Is. Rivington. . *
Dr. Cooper very judiciously observes, that when men's prin. ciples are wrong, their practices will seldom be right. This is an undoubted truth; it will bear, however, much dispute, whether he has applied it properly in his practical reflections on the present state of political affairs, nell 'ins
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A Sermon preached on Friday, Dec. 13, 1976. By William
Carpenter, D. D. 4to, 6d. Robinson.” 7- A well-meaning practical discourse, tending to shew that repentance and amendment of life are the only means of reconiciling ourselves to God, and deserving the protection of divine providence. A fincere, general and constant Reformation of Manners, recom, mended, in a Sermon, preached at Eling in Hants, on Friday
the 13th of December, 1776; being the Day appointed for a 1 General Fast. By the Rev. Philip Le Brocq, M. A. Curate
of Eling. 4to. is. Baker. .. ist -Among other objects of complaint and regret, Mr. Le Brocq very juftly laments, what inay be called the characteriftic vice of the age, hypocrisy; a vice of all others the most odious and detestable in the eyes both of God and Man.
A Sermon preached at the Parish-church of Newbery, Beres; Dec.
13, 1776, being the Day appointed for a Public Fajt. By the Rev. Thomas Penrose. 410. 15. Davis.
A powerful persuasive to the preservation of peace and good. will aipong mien,
Two Sermons preached Dec. 13, 1776, being the Day appointed
for a General Faf. By the Rev. Richard de Courcy. 8vo. 15 Robinson.
A pious dissertation on the nature and efficacy of fafting, with the peculiar propriety of seeking the Lord, in the day of diftress.
The best Method of putting an End to the American War, Being
the Substance of a Sermon preached Dec. 13, 1776, the Day of the General FaftBy Gradack Glascott, A. M. &vo. 3de Mathews.
This best method appears to be the pious effusion of fomo rhapsodical methodist.“
A Sermon preached Dec. 13, 1776, the late Day of National
Humiliation, to a Congregation of Protestant Disenter sa By
Newcome Cappe, 8vo. 6d Johnson. . An animated and pathetic discourse, exceptionable only in being too much perhaps in favour of the Americans.
God's Departure from a People, the moll dreadful Judgment:
Preached to a Congregation of Proteftant Diffenters at BethnalGreen, By John Kelio. 8vo. 6d. Buckland. i'.
God's departure from a people is certainly the moft dreadful judgment that can befall them : but we think it a want of judgment in our modern fermonizers, to represent the Deity as fo capricious and revengefut a being, as too many of them are apt to do.
Serious Reflections addressed to all Parties, on the present fate of
American Affairs.-Preached at Chefbunt in Hertfordshire. By · P. Worsley. 8vo, 6d. Buckland. . - Mr. Worstey here paints with a lively pencil the horrors of a civil war, and as devoutly prays that our unhappy dif. ferences with America may soon be adjusted.