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“ how speciously foever it might mingle with heathen virtues, has no. 6 thing suitable to christian penitence. Many motives impel me earn. 4 estly to beg for life. I feel the natural horror of a violent death, " and the universal dread uf untimely dissolution. I am defirous to “ recompence the injury I have done to the clergy, to the world, and * to religion; and to efface the scandal of my crime by the example 4 of my repentance. But, above all, I wish to die with thoughes

more composed, and calmer preparation. The gloom and confue 66 Gon of a prison; the anxiety of a trial; and the inevitable vicilli56 cudes of passion, leave not the mind in a due disposition to the holy o exercises of prayer and self-examination. Let not a little life be de “ nied me, in which I may, by meditation and contrition, prepare 66 myself to stand at the tribunal of Omnipotence; and support the

presence of that Judge, who shall distribute to all according to their

works; who will receive to pardon the repenting finner; and from 66 whom the merciful shall obtain mercy. For these reasons, amidft 4 shame and milery, I yet with to live.”

" It is to be hoped that these were the Doctor's real sentiments, as being infinitely more becoming him than the rhapsody above quoted; they do not, however, bespeak the feelings of a man the preceding 30 years of whole life had “ been passed in exciting and exercising cha- į rity; in relieving such distrefies as he then felt; and in adminifter. « ing those consolations which he then wanted.” Such exercise of charity, such relief of distresses, and such an administration of confola. tion, as are here represented, had the same been the fruits, not of Vanity, but of genuine Christianity, would, Joubtless, have diminished his "dread of untimely disolution," and not have left his mind, even amidit “ the gloom and confusion of a prison," and the other circumftances lamented by the Doctor, in so unapt a “ disposition to the holy “ exercises of prayer and self-examination."

Had this.writer been apprised of what is now generally known, that the latter speech was composed by a friend, he would not have wondered at the change. The difference, indeed, between the Doctor's profeífex compofitions under confinement and his other writings is so glaringly manifeft, that it is almost impossible to attribute such coinpositions to him undet circumstances which cannut realonably be supposed to have left him sufficient composure of mind for such a task.

* * *

An Account of the Life and Writings of the Rev. William Dodd,

LL. D. in which is included ihe original and present State of the Magdalen Charity, &c. sc. is. Wenman.

An occasional catchpennv; containing, however, a tolera. bly good account of the life of the unhappy object, who is the subject of it, and a better of the teveral public charities, in whole service he was engaged as a preacher.


Obfervations on Popular Antiquities : including the whole of Mr.

Bourne's Antiquitates Vulgares, with Addenda to every Chapter of that Worki as also an Appendix. By John Brand, Å. B. Svo. 58. sewed. Johnson.

The Antiquitates Vulgares of Mr. Bourne were published in a small volume in the year 1725; and are here republished without variation. Mr. Brand's additional remarks stamp a value on the book, it had not before; his explication, how. ever, of popular notions and vulgar errors, is in itself free quently very doubtful, and probably erroneous. Be that as it may, the work is on the whole an amusing and curious, though Bot very important, performance.

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An Elegy on the Death of Sir Charles Saunders. By Robert

English, Chaplain to the 12th Regiment of Foct, and 10 Edward Lord Hawke. Dedicated to Lord Hawke. 4to. Is. Becket.

A poetical and animated eulogiuin on the death of Sir Charles Saunders, which an officer of such eminent gallantry, and public fpirit, well deserved. The author has occasionally paid a 'handiome compliment to the late Lord Anson, to Lord Hawke, and Admiral Keppel, in a stile worthy the great characters he celebrates.

A Father's Instructions to his Children: consisting of Tales, Fables,

and Reflections *. Part II. Small 8vo. 25. 6d. jewed. Johnson. An account of the first part of this ingenious and entertain

et part of this in genous and .. ing work, to which the present is a suitable fequel, was given in the third volume of our Review, page 331,

* By Dr. Percival of Manchester..

*** This Supplement to be continued in our Review for Auguft.


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Bishop of Bangor's sermon 531
Adam's works in Architecture Blair's sermons

152 - Dr. his thoughts on the
Address, a poetical, to Almighty eastern stile of poetry 419

526 Box-Hill, a descriptive poem 238
Address to the inhabitants of St. Brand's observations on popular
Ann, Westminster 398 antiquities

Additional ob ervations on the na- Burke, Edmund, his oratory ex-

ture, &c. of civil liberty 141 ploded
Adventures of Teleniachus 238 Butler's fermon

Age of loyalıy

5 26
Agricola's miicellaneous observa. Calf's-will

462 Candor and good-nature of Eng-
Aikin's poetical use of natural lishmen

416 Cappe's fermon

All the world's a stage $23 Cara&tacus a dramatic poem 77
Americans, native, the customs of Carracioli's life of Robert lord
405 Clive

Amory's sermons

153 Carpenter's sermon
Armfirong's actual survey 399 Carter's journey from Gibraltar to
Anjwer to Edmund Burke, Eiq; Malaga

465 Cartwright's letter on female edu-
Answer from Richard Twiss, Etq; cation

519 Calpipina's letters
Anfwer to a lare view of the inter- Champion of virtue

nal evidence of the Christian Chapone's letter to a new-married
443 lady


520 Characters of George the first,
Apology for the life and writings queen Caroline, &c. 318, 393

of David Hume, Eic; 332 Charles and Charlotte
Archaeologia : or miscellaneous Ciebillon, his letters to lord Ches-
tracts ;
321 terfield, &c.

Art of conversing

398 Chesterfield, lord, his letter to his
Ash's sentiments on education 312 ton

Aljes ears, a fable

384 Chenevix, bishop of Waterford,
Atterbury, bishop, an anecdote con- Chesterfield's letters to 253
174 Child's conductor

- B. -

Christian history
Peattie's essays

192 Civil liberty and colonization,
Beauties of natural history 464 thought on

Berkenhout's biographia literaria Clairaut's letter to Voltaire, and
350 answer







Clarke's penal statutes abridged 79 Eclogue ancient, supposed by
Clasical learning, an essay on 192 Rowley

Cold, instance of a great degree of Electrical eel

181 Eegy, occasioned by the death of
Common place book for travellers a lady's linnet

528 Elements of conchology 528
Contrast : or strictures 477 Elements of matter seven 133
Commentary and notes on the igih Englishman's fortnight in Paris 294

chap. of St. Matthew 184 Enquiry into the gospel demoniacks
Confirmation, the order of 226

Cooper's power of Christianity, &c. Encouragements promised to refor-
159 mation

Cook's voyage round the world Episode from the Indian treaty, a
347 poem

• 414
CORRESPONDENCE.-A Constant Epistle from Shakespeare to his
Reader, to the London Review- countryinen


80 Ely concerning the publication
Anonymous, to the author of of works by subscription 318
the London Review 160 in on the application of natural

Lettfom's letter to the author history to poetry
of the London Revie:V 319 d o n nature, &c. of the worm
Country justice, a poem 520 fever

Country vicar, the hard case of 531 - - on nature, &c. of truth 81
Cozens, Dr. æconomy of beauty on the peitilential tever i go

.400 - on the dramatic character of
Courayer, father, his life and cha- Sir John Falstaff . 366

220 - on British liberty 399
Curiofily, a dialogue on 13 Elevick's letter to the Rev. Joliah

David Hume, Esq. the life of 198 Europe, general state of, on the
Defection of our brethren, a fable feccision of Charles V. 44

397 Examination of a charge against
Denunciation of Christ 159 inoculation

Dedications, modern, censured 337 Experimental inquiries 447
Demonology; Mr. Fariner's defined

Diabòliad, a poein

29 Fair sex, instructions concerning
Diabo-lady, a poem,
152 their health

- 365
Dignan's essay on public deconomny Falconar's experimental inquiries

Dialogues in the shades 529 Fallinft, Sir John, proved to be no
Dialogues moraux et amusants 12 coward

Dialogue on friendship and society Familiar epistle from C. Anitey,

383 esq. to C. W. Bampfylde, eiq.
Discourse upon preserving the health

of mariners

28 Father's instructions to his chil-
Double delusion
463 dren

Dodd's contrast or strictures 477 Finch's denunciation of Christ 149
Dutchefs of Devonshire's cow 520 Fingal of Ollian, an ancient epic

Economy of beauty, in a series of Fire, experiments to determine the
400 weight of


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Forfier's voyage round the world History of the Flagellants 29

305 Horatio and Amanda, a poem 525
Free thoughts on the American Holy bible,
478 Hurd's sermons

Fry's holy bible

154 Hurn's Heath-hilly a poem 400




Gamblers, a poem

400 Illufiratio systematis sexualis Lin.
Garrick, David, erg. his character næi

as drawn by Dr. Smollet 207 Inocula:ion, Dr. Lettfom's letter
Genius of Britain, an ode, 150 to the Reviewers on 319
Gentle shepherd

522 Introdution to reading and spelling
God's departure from a people 158

Gibraltar, a defcription of the pre- Journey to Paris, observations on
sent state of

Goat's beard, a fable 238

to the Highlands of Scot
Good-friday, the history and mys-

- land

tery of
. 529

from Gibraltar to Malaga
Glafiori's method of putting an end

to the American war 168 Fohn the painter's ghost 525
Griffiths, Mrs. translation of mon- Jofeph, the itory of, related by
tieur des Enfans' letter 25


Grole's plans of the antiquities of Justification, observations on the

England and Wales 151 doctrine
Grant's efray on the peftilential

150 Kello's God's departure from, a

Haerlem, infance of cruelty at the Kenrick, Dr. and Soame Jenyns,
fiege of

48 efy. philosophical disquilitions
Hagliv, a descriptive poem 518 addretted to

Hallifax's twelve sermons 516 Kentish traveller's companion 374
Happiness old verfcs on, by Can- King John, an account of the
. 216 caule of bis deaih

Harmony of the truth


Hawwkins's general history of mufic Langhorne's love of mankind, &c.

125—276 preached Sept, 16, 1776 159
Hayes's prophecy, a poem 526 Laughter, D:. Beattie's eslay on 81
Heatb-hill, a poemn

400 Lavat, the term explained 322
Heroic epistle from Donna Teresa Leake's medical instructions 363

Pinna Y Ruiz of Murcia 5.19 Letter, a pathetic one from a fon to a
Henry and Eliza, a fable 399 mother

Higgins's philofophical effay on - to the Rev. Dr. Cooper

131 --- to George Hardinge, esq.480
Hiflory of America


to a young nobleman 517
History of the colonization of the to the Rev. Josiah Tucker 80.

free states of antiquity 517 from Edmund Burke, Esq. to
Historical and classical dictionary the theriffs of Bristol 335

151 on the worship of Christ 530
History of the reign of Philip the 'moto her Grace the Duchess of
second, King of Spain 43 Devonshire

Historical memoirs of the author of to Adam Sinith, LL.D. 316
the Henriade

98 - on teipale cducation 28


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