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affirmed that good works are not the meritorious causes of acceptance with God, our author represents the advocates of this scriptural doctrine as teaching, that good works can never be accepted by God. If he cannot perceive the wide difference between these positions, we are confident that no attempts on our part, to illuminate him, will succeed.
On the whole, it is, we think, quite plain that Mr. W. in the present undertaking, has very imperfectly studied the strength of his shoulders. As we have already said, on subjects which have been before discussed by Derham, Ray, Paley, Sturm, and others, he advances what is solid, judicious, and instructive ; his niistake lies in fancying himself equal to encounter the · hydra of fanaticism.' Art. XXI. Sacre Historia Epitome, in usum Scholarum. 18mo. pp.
100. Law, Longman and Co. &c. 1911. IN passing through Mr Valpy's press, it appears to us that Pro.
fessor L'Homond's humble abridgement of Scripture History has been considerably improved It is hardly necessary to mention that the work is designed for beginners. The plan is progressive; the sentences gradually becoming longer as the scholar advances, and the Latin more idiomatical. Each chapter has a title indicative of its contents. Where the book is used, we have no doubt that this edition will be very generally preferred.
Art. XXII. A Guide to Trade ; or a new Exercise Book for the use
of Schools, &c. By T. Mercator. 12mo. pp. 100. Price 28. Longman
and Co. 1811. THIS little book has certainly the merit of containing a good deal
• of useful information on the most common affairs of trade. It begins, very properly, with explaining technical terms, and ends with sone remarks on Receipts, Bills of Exchange, and Promissory Notes : but the author's principal design has been to furnish schools with an exercise book, which may enable young persons, designed for trade, to write and compute Bills of Parcels with accuracy and ease. We must acknowledge however that, in a discreditable number of instances, Mr. Mercator has laid himself open, to a censure passed by Congreve, on a certain description of critics, when he says,
“ Rules for good writing they with pains indite, .
“ Then shew us what is bad-by what they write." Not to dwell on the numerous acknowledged errors of computation, it is sufficient to glance the eye over a single page, (15) where Mr. William Rusher of Banbury, (who by the way is the printer of the book, accusés Mrs. Vinders of having purchased Montgomery's West India"; and Mr. Samuel Grainger, of Newbury, with a Aintiness of conscience not exceeded, we will venture to affirm, in the memory of taylors, actually puts down the abominable price of 23 9 0 for two pairs of braces! Such oversights as these detract considerably from the utility of a school book.
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Conductors of the ECLECTIC Review, by sending information (post puid) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works; which they may depend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan.
In the press, and nearly ready for publication, A Series of Letters to a Friend on the Evidences, Doctrines, and Duties of the Christian Religion; designed chiefly for young persons. In 2 vols. 12mo. By Dr. Gregory of the Royal Military Acadenay, Woolwich.
Dr. Thomas Thomson has nearly completed for the press a History of the Royal Society, introduced as a companion to the Recent Abridgement of the Pbilosopbical Transactions. The object of the work is to trace the progress of sciences since the establishment of that illustrious society, and to take a comparative view how much they are indebted to British, and foreign cultivation, Biographical Sketches of many distinguished Fellows of the Society will be interspersed throughout the work.
Mr. Boothroyd has just completed the third part of Biblia Hebraica or Hebrew Bible in 4to. without points. The fourth part which will complete the Pentateuch is at press and may he expected in the course of the month.
Mr. Frey has also completed ihe second part of Vanderhooght's Hebrew Bible in 8vo. with points, and is going on with the subsequent parts. The work will not be advanced to subscribers though from its great expences it must be raised to non-subscribers after November 1.
In the press, in an 8vo. volume, Lectures on the Pastoral Character. By the late George Campbell, D. D. F. R. S. Edin. Principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen. Edited by James Fraser, D. D. Minister of Drumoak, Aberdeenshire,
Speedily will be published, in 4to, with a number of engravings. Travels in Iceland,'during the suminer of the year 1810, with maps and other plates. This work contains the observations made in that interesting island, by Sir George Mackenzie, Bart. Mr. Holland, and Mr. Bright. A preliminary dis sertation on the history and literature
of Iceland, will precede the journal of the travellers. In the journal will be described the country, the hot springs, vol. canoe's, and other natural curiosities, and also the manners and customs of the inhabitants; and it will be followed by distinct chapters, on rural, pol.tical, and ecclesiastical affairs; on the present state of liierature; on natural history, botany, and mineralogy.
A Translation of the Continuation of Humboldt's Travels, &c. in New Spain, recently arrived in this country, is in the press, and will be speedily `published.
To be speedily published, in 4to. with plans of battles, &c. &c. Observations on the Present State of the Portuguese Army, as organised by Lieutenant-general Sir William Carr Beresford, K. B. Field Marshal and Commander in Chief of that Army. With an account of the different military establishments and laws of Portugal, and a sketch of the campaigns of the last and present year, during which the Portuguese army was brought into the field, against the enemy, for the first Time, as a regular force. By Andrew Halliday, M. D.
Dr. Aikiu will speedily publish, in an octavo volume, the Lives of John Seldon, Esq. and Abp. Usher, with notices of the English literary characters with whom they were connected,
Mr. Nichols bas nearly completed his very laborious work on Leicestershire; also his extended edition of Anecdotes of Bowyer, which will be in six octavo volumes.
A second volume of Dr. Brichan's Sermons, and a new edition of the first volume, may be expected by the end of next month.
Mr. James Gillman, Surgeon, Highgate, will shortly publish, An Essay on the Bite of a Rabid Animal; being the substance of an essay that received, a prize from the Royal College of Sur geons.
Mr. John Thelwall, author of the Vestibule of Eloquence, will shortly publish, in an 8vo. volume, Elements of English Rhythmus; with an Analysis
of the Science and Practice of Elocu- of the Rev. Thomas Spencer, late of tion.
Liverpool, In one volume 12mo. price 3s. A Translation of Mad. de Genlis Mr. Harwood, son of the late Rev. new work is preparing for the press; Dr. Harwood, will shortly publish in the original is entitled, “ Histoire des · Latin, a description of more than a hunFemmes Françaises les plus celebres, dred imedited Greek brass coins, most et de leur influence sur la Litterature of them lately acquired, with illustrations &c., and conta'ns anecdotes of the most and plates. distinguished French female writers, Guy's English School Grammar, in criticisms upon their works, &c.
which practical illustration is, in every - Mr. Walker has set 10 music for step, blended with theory, by rules, exthree voices with a piavo forte and flute amples, and exercises, will be ready for accompaniment, Montgomery's trans sale, by the middle of October. lation of “Ranz des Vaches" or " The Mr. Jefferson of Basingstoke, has in. “ Swiss Cowherd's Song". It will be the press a Sermon occasioned by the published in a few days.
appearance of the Comet in our hemisEarly in next month will be pub phere. lished a series of twenty-four etchings Proposals, we understand, are in cirin soft ground. By Mr. W. P. Sher- culation for publishing by subscription lock. After drawings by the follow. à volume of Sermons, by Mr. Styles. ing masters of the British School, D. The work is to consist of twenty-eight Cox, Rd. Frebairn, .T. Girtin, S. Owen, 8vo. sheets of letter press, and will conW. Payne, N. Pocock, C. M. Powell, tain. about twenty-five sermons on P. Sandy, R. A., I. Varley, Rd. Wilinteresting and important subjects. son, R. A., &c.
Price to subscribers i Os. Ed. SubscripA translation of Chateaubriand's tions are received by T. Williams, StaTravels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and tioners Court; Button, Baynes, HamilBarbary, in 1806-7 is printing in two ton, Paternoster Row; Black, Parry, Svo volumes.
and Kingsbury, Leadenhall Street; and Mrs. Bitson has ready for the press, by the author, Brighton. Those who The Poetic, Chain, consisting of miscel- wish to forward this work are requested laneous poems on familiar and interest- to send in their subscriptions as early ing subjects.
as possible. An edition of Jarvis translation of Shortly will be published, in one Don Quixote is printing in a inanner volume: 1. "Certayne notes of Into correspond with the British Novelists, struction concerning the making of verse edited by Barbauld. ,
or rymes.” By George Gascoigne, Esq. Selections froin the Portfolio of the Imprinted at London, by Henrie BinneLady Ursula, consisting of poenis, roan, Anno Domioi 1575.-2. Ane Schort essays, &c. said to be the production Treatise, containing some reulis and of a late amiable viscountess, will cautelis to be obseruit and aschewit in shortly appear embellished with an Scottis Poesie. By king James the VI, elegant portrait.
of Scotland. Imprinted at Edinburgh, The long.expected edition of T'usser's by Thomas Vantrollier, 1584.-3. A Five Hundred Points of Good Husban- Discource of English Poetrie. Todry, will be published in the course of gether with the Author's judgment next month.
touching the reformation of our English The Projector, a periodical paper, verse: by William Webbe. Imprinted revised and corrected by the author, is at London, by John Charlemond, 1586. expected this month, in three 8vo. From the extreme rarity of these very volumes.
curious volumes, the present reprints of Mr. Parkes has in the press a new them published at a fifth of the price and improved edition of his Chemical which the old editions have produced, Catechism.
will, it is presumed, be considered an The Rev. C. Buck has in the press a acceptable service rendered to the cola work entitled Serious Enquiries or lectors of early English poetry. The text Important Questions relative to this throughout, is printed verbatim ; and world and that which is to come, to the addition of indexes, &c. renders the which are added Reflections on Mortality present edition more complete than accasioned by the much lamented death the former.
Mr. George Barrett. of Petworth, Miscellaneous Classics, comprising the bas issued proposals for publishing by entire works of Pope, Swift, Sinollet, subscription a very extensive set of Addison, Goldsmith, Johnson, Sterne, Tables for determining the value of and Fielding, in sixty volumes duodeLife Annuities and Assurances: amongst cimo, to be ornamented with plates enwhich there is one table that will graved by the first American Artists. occupy the whole of a large quarto This work is now publishing by subscripvolume, for ascertaining the value of tion in Boston; on a fine vellum paper, an annuity on three joint lives for every at one dollar per volume. In extra possible conibination of age, and accord- boards, and hot-pressed, at one dollar ing to the Swedish observations. The and twenty-five cents. The two first author has been employed twenty-five volumes have already made their apyears on the work ; and its publication pearance, will depend on the success of the sub Hopkins and Earl, Philadelpbia, scription.
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systematic and practical Treatise of the
Doctrines of Divinity, intended to exM. Ch. Fr. Viel, architect, member
plain some of the most essential articles of the Council of Public Works in the
of the Christian Faith. By the Rev. department of the Seine, and one of the William C. Davis. To be comprised special committee appointed by the
in one vol. 8vo. containing nearly 600 minister of the Interior for the purpose
pages. of repurting on the plan proposed for
A History of the United States, by the dome of the Halle au Blé at Paris,
Benjamin Trumbull, D. D). Proposals has published Dissertations on the Plans
are issued for publishing this new and received for the strengthening the
valuable work, being the first and only exterior wall of that Building against
general History of the United States the pressure of the Circular Vaulted
ever published : it is written at the reRoof; preceded by general and particu
quest of the general association in Conlar principles of the construction of
necticut for the purpose of displaying Vaulted Roofs, of Peristy les, of Pedi
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its growth, and protection, especially The Beauties of English History, a during the late revolutionary War; and work designed for the instruction of
will contain an accurate and faithful youth is published at Paris, and con
narration of the first Principal Dissists of accounts of the most interesting
coveries of North America, its Settleand remarkable epochas, customs and
ment and subsequent Events which have manners, and famous battles from the
transpired to the present time. On the commencement of the Monarchy to the
reputation of the author as a scholar end of the reign of George II.
and historian, his history of ConnectiM. J. R. Selves, has published a
cut, and his numerous other producwork entitled “ Destruction to Law
tions, are a sufficient coinment. It Suits,” intended to perfect civil process,
will be comprised in three vols. 8vo. with an explanation on the origin and
of about five hundred pages each, of the the secret of trial by Jury.
size of the English edition, of Doctor M. Calvel has published an Essay on
Gordon's History of the Revolutionary the Cultivation of the Beet-root, parti
War. The first volume, the MSS. of cularly considered as to the Sugar which has been submitted to the critical extracted therefrom.
inspection, and received the decided apM. G. B. Depping has published the probation of the Rer. Doct. Durght, Prefirst two volumes of a general Historysident of Yale College, and the Honorable of Spain, from the earliest times to the Jobn Trumbull, one of the Judges of the end of the eighteenth century; these Superior Court in Connecticut, is at volumes contain, Spain under the Phe
press. nicians, Carthaginians, the Romans,
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New Translation of the Sacred Serip.
tures, the Old Testament from the AMERICA,
Septuagint, and the New from the most Messrs. Hastings, Etherige, and Bliss, correct Greek Text: with occasional have engaged in an edition of Select notes. By Charles Thompson, late Secretary to the Congress of the United System of Universal Geography, &c. &c. States. The conditions are, that the ornamented with maps. work will be delivered to those who sub- Messrs. Mills and Day, New Haven, scribe before the first voluine is com propose to publish by subscription an pleted, at eight dollars, for each copy. edition of the Hebrew Bible, without The first volume of this work is pub- points, from the text of Van Der lished.
Hooght, carefully correcting the few Thomas and Whipple of Newbury- typographical errors which occur by a port, and M. Carey of Philadelphia, comparison with the large Bible of propose to print by subscription, four Kennnicot. kinds of quarto Bibles, to be published A new edition of Lord Hale's Treatise at six, seven, ten, and twelve dollars, De Jure Maris, &c. and De Portibus to be handsomely printed on good Maris, with notes referring to late paper, and neatly and strongly bound decisions in the American Courts; in plain or elegant bindings, to be em- some of which have never been pub. bellished with from ten to twenty maps lished by Daniel Davis, Solicitor and historical engravings.
General of Massachusetts, is in preE. and E. Hosmer, Albany, propose, paration for the press. by subscription, a work entitled the Mr. William Allen, Regent in the Testimony of Christ's second appearing; Voiversity at Cambridge, has prepared containing a general statement of all and is about immediately to publisli, in things pertaining to the faith and prac- a handsome octavo volume of about 500 tice of the church of God in this latter pages ; an American Biographical and day. Published by order of the minis. Historical Dictionary, containing an try in union with the church,
account of the lives, characters, and A course of Lectures on Rhetoric and writings of the most eminent persous Oratory, delivered to the two senior in North America, from the first disclasses of Haward College by John R. covery of the country to the present Adams, Esq. late professor of Rhetoric time, and a summary of the History of and Oratory in that seminary, one vol. the several colonies of the United States, 8vo, is in the press by Williarr. Stilliard, Bradford and Inokeep, Philadelphia, Cambridge.
are publishing by subscription in imThomas and Whipple, Newbury port, perial quarto, price 12 dollars each have in the press a new System of Modern volume, half bound in Morocco, on a Geography, or a general Description of rich vellum paper, vol. 1. of American all the considerable Countries in the Ornithology, or the Natural History World; compiled from the latest of the Birds of the United States; European and American Geographies, comprehending those resident within Voyages, and Travels. Designed for our territory, and those that migrate schools and Academies. By Elijah hither from other regions, among which Parish, D. D. Minister of Byfield Massa are a great number of land and water chusetts. Author of a Compendious birds bitherto undescribed, &c. &c.
By Alexander Wilson.
Art, XXIV. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL ECONOMY. ture. It is proved that the Vicuna can
A historical and descriptive account be domesticated; and its introduction of the four species of Peruvian Sheep, 18 strongly recommended to cross with called Carneros de la Tierra : to which
our own sheep. By William Walton, are added, particulars respecting the Jun. 8vo. Bs. domestication of the two wild species, On the name and origin of the Merino and the experiments hitherto made by
sheep, a historical essay. 8vo. 2s. the Spaniards, to cross their respective
Arport on the farming system of breeds, to 'improve their wools, &c.
Thomas Greg, Esq. at Col: s, in Hert. Also a particular report on the different
fordshire. 8vo. 2s. kinds of wool brought from South
Historical inquiries concerning forests, America ; their applicability to manu
and forest laws; with topographical racture: with general ideas of the dyes remarks upon the aucient and modern used by the Indians in their manufac- state of the New Forest in the County