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BRAHAMS's ANSWER to a Sermon preached by the Rev. C. Simeon, M.A. 375

Authentic Memoirs of the Revolution in France, and of the sufferings of the

Royal Family

170

Benger's Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton

498

Beppo, a Venetian Story

555

Biddulph's Search after Truth in its own Field, the Holy Scriptures

401

Bidlake's Truth vindicated

401

Brief Account of the Reasons which have induced the Rev. T. C. Cowan to se-

cede from the Established Church

401

Broome's Selections from the Works of South and Fuller

128

Bugg's Country Pastor

252

Buxton's Inquiry whether Crime and Misery are produced or prevented by our

present System of Prison Discipline

451

Campbell's Voyage round the World

162

Chalmers's Sermon, on the day of the Funeral of her Royal Highness the

Princess Charlotte of Wales

84

Christian Records

373

Celebs Deceived

485

Cooper's Conduct of the Clergy in supporting the Bible Society, vindicated

against the Charges brought against them by the Rev. R. Lloyd

557

Cooper's Letters, addressed to a serious and humble Inquirer after Divine

Truth

401

Croly's Lines on the Death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte 579

Crowther's Christian Manual

306

Cunningharn's few Observations on Friendly Societies

80

Cunningham's Sermon on the sudden Death of her Royal Highness the Princess

Charlotte

84

East's Memoirs of Miss Emma Humphries

78

Edmeston's Ode to the Memory of the Princess Charlotte

Ellis's Journal of the Proceedings of the late Embassy to China

23

Empaytaz's Considérations sur la Divinité de Jesus Christ

1

Evans's Old Man, and his Granddaughter at E-

56

Frao klin's, Dr., Private Correspondence

Freeston's Directions and Encouragements for Travellers to Zion

Geneva Catechism

1

Gorham's Sermon on the Death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlatte 281

Gray's Sermon on the Death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte ·

281

Hall's Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West coast of Corea, and the

Great Loo-Choo Island

513

Hall's Sermon, occasioned by the Death of her late Royal Highness the Princess

Charlotte of Wales

84

History of a Six Weeks Tour through a part of France, &c.

470

Hoares Sermon on the Death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of

Wales

279

Horne's, Melville, Address to the Nation and People of the God of Abraham 5618
Inquiry into the Abuses of the Chartered Schools in Ireland

119
Keith's System of Physiological Botany

259, 313
Leyden's Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, enlarged and
completed by Hugh Murray, Esq

298

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List of Works recently published,

93, 199, 292, 397, 494, 590

Lloyd's Two Letters, addressed to a young Clergyman

201

Marcet on the Chemical History and Medical Treatment of Calculous Dis-

orders

270

Marsden's Narrative of a Mission to Nova Scotia, &c.

- 570

Marshall's, Mrs., Sketch of My Friend's Family

178

Memoir of the unfortunate John Vartie

284

Modern Policies, taken from Machiavel, Borgia, and other choice Authors 210

Moore's History and Practice of Vaocipation

134

Moore's History of Small-pox

134

Morell's Sermon on the Death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte

of Wales

281

O'Sullivan's Agency of Divine Providence, &c.

42
Paris in 1815, a Poem

579
Plumpire's Three Discourses on the Case of the Animal Creation, and the
Duties of Man to them

576

Puigblanch's Inquisition Unmasked

236, 347

Purton's Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties 159

Religio Clerici

370

Report from the Committee on African Forts

298

Report from the Select Committee of Papers relating to the African Forts 298

Richmond's Sermon at the opening of the Roman Catholic Chapel of Cobridge

in Staffordshire

376

Ryland's, Dr. Work of Faith, Labour of Love, &c. illustrated in the Life aud
Death of the Rev. Andrew Fuller

181

Salisbury's Botanist's Companion

159

Scott's Serinon on the Death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte 281

Select Literary Information

91, 197, 291, 395, 491, 588

Serious Remarks on the different Representations of Evangelical Doctrine, by

the professed Friends of the Gospel

401

Sheppard's Letters, descriptive of a Tour through some parts of France, Italy,

Switzerland, and Germany, in 1816

Simeon's True Test of Religion in the Soul

401

Simons's Letter to a highly respected Friend, on Errors of the Antinomian

kind

401

Smith's, Dr., Sorrows of Britain, her sad forebodings, and her only refuge 84

Smith's Domestic Altar

151

Stendhal's, Count de, Rome, Naples, and Florence

474

Stevenson's Scripture Portraits

72

Voyage round Great Britain, by Ayton and Daniell

330, 419

Walk through Swisserland, in September, 1816

470

Watson's Aneedutes of the Life of Richard Watson, LL.B. Bishop of Landaff,

97, 222, 377

Wayland's Sermons

568

Wilks's Sermon on Nonconformity

487

Wilson's Defence of the Church Missionary Society, against the Objections of

the Rev. Josiah Thomas, Archdeacon of Bath

201

THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

For JANUARY, 1818.

Art. I. 1. The Geneva Catechism ; entitled Catechism, or Instruction

of the Christian Religion. Prepared by the Pastors of Geneva, for the Use of the Swiss and French Protestant Churches. Translated

from the French : a New Edition, 1814. 12mo. London. 1915. 2. Considérations sur la Divinité de Jesus Christ, addressées à MM.

les Etudiens de l'Auditoire de Theologie de l'Eglise de Genève.

Par Henry Louis Empaytaz, Genevois. 8vo. pp. 64. Geneva, 1816. IT may be regarded as a most unhappy consequence of the

divisions which exist among Protestants, arising, not so much from diversities of theological sentiment, as from opposite views of church polity, and the political jealousies which too often are blended with them, that there is so little, if indeed there may be said to be any common feeling among the members of the different Reformed communions, as Protestants; that there is no cordial recognition of each other, on the part of the rival churches, as associated in a grand moral confederacy. Those notions of ecclesiastical etiquette, which, in this united kingdom," close the pulpits of one Protestant establishment against the clergy of another, so as to give occasion for even his Majesty's Cabinet Ministers to stray into the Conventicle, if desirous of hearing, on this side of the Tweed, the sacred fervours of Scottish eloquence, and which close against Protestant Nonconformist ministers the doors both of Church and Kirk, operate in a manner still more prejudicial, in dividing froin each other the churches of different countries, so as not only to forbid all inter-communion, all professed and acknowledged fraternity, but even, as in the case of the late persecution of the Protestants in France, to interfere with the intercourse of benevolence and Christian sympathy. There has actually been manifested, in many instances, more disposition to extend the expression of a fellow-feeling, to the legitimate priesthood' of a Papal bierarchy, than to recogoise the claims of Calvinistic Presbyters to the assistance and protection of their fellow ProVOL. IX. N. S.

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testants, under circumstances which powerfully appealed to every friend of religious liberty, of all social rights the most valuable. And this deficiency of sympathy is not attributable to any suspected deterioration of religious character in the Continental churches, which, indeed, although it might present an obstacle to Christian fraternity, could not in the least justify an abandonment of their cause; but it seems to originate almost entirely in the absence of a sense of common interest, and the too strong feeling of a distinct interest: the latter relating to supposed ecclesiastical privileges, and a difference of political predicament, in which respect Protestants differ; the former relating to those grand moral circumstances in which they agree. But, indeed, general interests require to be brought home in the shape of personal interests, in order to gain any adequate degree of attention. And the fact is, that, in our own country, since the Pope and the Pretender have ceased to be objects of dismay and apprehension, since the question of a Protestant succession has been laid at rest, the interests of Protestantism have become a moral abstraction too impalpable, too remote from the concerns of the day, to occupy the public mind, or to demand a moment's consideration with our statesmen. The distinctions of Protestant and Roman Catholic, as characterizing our Continental neighbours or our allies, have become almost obsolete ; nay, the very recollection of them may possibly have been felt at times as an inconvenience. The common danger which once led Protestants to rally round one standard, being past, such distinctions, it seems to be imagined, have answered their purpose, except as an appropriate feature of certain geographical boundaries.

One circumstance, however, certainly deserves to be taken into the account, and that is, that the facilities of intercourse with our Continental neighbours, have, during the last twenty years, been exceedingly lessened by the actual impediments and the anti-social jealousies of war. As a compiercial nation, not only are our sympathies in great measure governed by our commercial relations, but our opportunities of beneficence, and the power attaching to national influence, are chiefly confined to the same channels, so that it has been a more practicable achievement, to send our Bibles wherever our fleets have touched, and to plant missionary stations in the South Seas, than to introduce any supplies of that kind within the sphere of the Continental system. It is to her commercial character that England is, under Providence, mainly indebted for that high distinction which it is her noblest prerogative to enjoy, as the Evangelist of nations. It is this which has placed at her disposal so riclt a provision of means, and given birth to that spirit of enterprise, which, receiving a new direction from Christian principles, has been carried into the projects of benevolence, and has

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