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that author, a short time before his death, justified once more, both our caution and our admiration. Its learning and ingenuity are extraordinary, but its positions not always irrefragable. A very elaborate work, by Dr. Jamieson, on the Use of Sacred History *, partakes of the same. Character: for, though its general purport and execution are excellent, there are parts which few judicicus Theologians will adopt. The work of Bishop Skinner, of the Scottish Episcopal Church, entitled Primitive Truth and Order Vindicated t, contains principally a strenuous defence of Episcopacy, against the posthumous attacks of the late Profeffor George Campbell, of Aberdeen. With some few inequalities it is, on the whole, a valuable and instructive book. The Bishop of Gloucester's Thoughts on the Trinity I, are well calculated for general Utility. By detached, and usually short propositions, they convey, in few words, some of the best illustrations of the truth, and the clearest answers to objecti'ns. The nature and general character of Revelation, are explained in Mr. Lloyd's Christian Theology $, with a more particular view to the doctrines of Atonement and Justification. This author combats opponents with zeal, but by no means without discretion : but they are chiefly opponents within the pale of Christianity. The Antidote to Infidelity |, attacks the external enemy with equal force; and is honourable to its anonymous author.
Though not an Original English Work, we muft not deny particular notice to the Abstraat of the Cbriftian Do&trine, by Freylinghausen ; clear, distinct, and well arranged, it will not discredit the high patronage it has obtained ; nor will any readers be disappointed, who resort to it for compendious
Dearest answers f Revelation, in a more par
* No. II. p. 190. + No. III. p. 263. S No. V. p. 512. No. II. p. 211.
No. VI. p. 619. I No. VI. p. 589.
instruction, instruction. For those only who study the New Testament in the Original Language, has the Bibop of St. David's calculated his Initia Paulina * : but to such as can employ the work, it will be found of primary utility. For those who have made a further progression, and are studying the language of the Old Testament, Mr. Reeves has provided a Hebrew Pfalter t, accommodated with such illustrations, as must greatly facilitate its use. Nothing seems to escape him, which can promote the knowledge of the Scriptures. • A few publications of a nighter kind, may be briefly mentioned here. The first of them relates, like the preceding, to the Psalter, being a manual to illustrate the English Version, by Mr. Reynell I. The others are, Mendham's Exposition of the Lord's Prayer 8, Hawtry's Guide to Heaven ||, and two short tracts by Mr. Pearson f. The first of these is learned in itself, and very comprehensive in its objest: the second is a summary, something similar to Gastrell's Institutes, but not lo copious : the two last are announced as offering respectively three plain reasons; the one for infant Baptism, the other against feparation from the Church. There are advantages in this plan, on the score of brevity and clearness, which Mr. P. seems desirous to extend to many other topics. ancient andmod crn History, its publication has ari. sen, of course, out of the actual circumstances of Europe.
Of collective volumes of Sermons, we shall men. tion only three, Mr. Gisborne's ** second volume, alter aureus, which will lead, if rightly used, to a far becter elysium, than the Sibyl's bough could open to Æneas. It is full, not only of sound precepts, but of religious views, which nothing but the most cxact attention, long continued, could have furnished to the author's mind. The volume lately published by Mr.
* No. IV. p. 413. + No. III. p. 317. I No. II. p. 218.
No. IV. p. 444. || No. VI. p. 693. [ No. V. p. 570. VI. p. 692, ** No. V. p. 541.
Partridge*, may be considered as a species of conquest from the French. He has endeavoured to retain the beauties, and discard the faults of some of their best discourses, and he has been crowned, like our countrymen in arms, with deserved success.
The republication of Archbishop Drummond's Sermons t, with a sketch of his life, is a work refpectable in its nature, and judicious in execution, The discourses had all been preached on public Occasions.
A selection of a few Charges, and single Sermons, will conclude the present head. In this class, Bishop Majendie occupies the first place in our list, whole Charge I, at his primary visitation, displays an accurate knowledge of the duties of the clergy, in every rank and situation ; particularly under the present times and circumstances. The Bishop of St. David's, (Burgess) is, as might be expected, learned, clear, and judicious: the principal subject of his Charge S, is, the advantages of the Christian Priesthood. The Bishop of Meath, is, as usual, animated ; but his Charge || includes fome subjects for regret, which we trust his judicious representations will in fome degree correct. The Charge of Archdeacon Law 1, at his THIRTIETH Visitation, would deserve to be recorded, were it on that account alone ; but it has other, and strong claims to notice, as a judicious, and pious exhortation. The Bishop of Lin
coln's Sermon at St. Paul's, on the Anniversary of : the London Charity Schools **, is worthy of the - preacher, and the occasion. While it recommends
religious education, it is calculated also to correct it ; by giving a most accurate summary of the faith. To the Sermon of Bishop Skinner tt, of the Scotch Episcopal Church, on account of the occafon, and
::. * No. III. p. 251. + No. V. p. 568. No. 1. p.'89.
No. V. p. 567. No. III. p. 325. I No. II. p. 207. ** No. V. p. 566. ' .tt. No. II. p. 175. • .
the subject, we paid a particular attention: the disa course however, was in all respects deserving of that notice. Three other Sermons, besides that of Mr. Gisborne, which was judiciously reprinted from his volume above-mentioned *, demand an especial record. These are, the Visitation Sermon of Mr. Sheepsbanks t; that of Mr. Phillpott I, on the fifth of November, and that of Mr. Barwis, on the Duties of Volunteers f. Of these, if we were to give the preference to one, we should be inclined to mention the last; but all are full of merit, the invidiousness of comparisons may be avoided,
HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES.
Froissart, obsolete, and difficult in French, and little more intelligible in the English transation of Lord Berners, is now naturalized by Mr. Yobnes ll, in a good and readable form. We have received much fatisfaction from his first Volume, which has since been followed by a second and third. We pass at once to the most modern History, when we come to Dr. Bisset's History of the Reign of George III G. Since we concluded our account, the author has ceased to live **. Our impartial commendations, though they could do no more, foothed, we hope, the latter hours of a life by no means fortunate. The Fall of the Republic of Venice tt, belongs to that part of modern History, which is the record chiefly of crimes and enormities: some of the most remarkable of which, belong to that very transaction, as will be seen by those who refer to this narrative. M. Boisgelin's account of Malta II, includes both
* On Religious despondenca, See No. II. p. 208. + No. VI. p. 688. I No. II. p. 210. No, VI. p. 689. | No. I. p. 1. I See Vol. xxiv. p. 550. and of this, No. I. p. 16. ** He died May 14, 1805. ft No. III. p. 336. II No.
A Work on Coins, though it is not precisely History, is related nearly to the subject, of which it affords some of the best illustrations. Mr. Gougb's book on the Coins of the Seleucidæ *, is elegant in form ; and, though not to be implicitly followed, contains much that is instructive and valuable. | • The Afiatic Researches, belong also to this class, the Society being professedly instituted, to enquire into the History, Antiquities, &c. of Alia. The fixth volume of this work t, has lately engaged, and rewarded our attention. We return home, however, to notice Mr. Herbert's Antiquities of the Inns of Court I, a book of some research, and illustrated with good plates,
An anonymous author has given us a satisfactory History of the Orders of Knighibood now existing S, in which particular attention is paid to the merits of Lord Nelson, and the various orders with which his valour has been recompensed, or distinguished.
Couret, , 11r. Hetion. We has late one. Alia.nquire
It is not often that Biography, pleasing as it is, produces such Aowers as abound in the Life of Corper. The third Volume, in particular, which we have lately noticed ), exhibits some of his most pleasing compositions, in prose as well as verse. It contains, however, rather the materials for Biography, than any thing which can at present bcar the name. The poets of Scotland, neither very numerous, nor very exalted, have found a Biographer in Mr. David Irving 4. His volumes contain also
* No. II. p. 183.
+ No. IV. p. 401. V. p. 521. No. VI. p. 6158. $ No. V. p. 549. No. I. p. 8. I No. VI. p. 599.