Unis par les regrets la France et l'Angleterre; from the following extract relating to Toi qui, dans ces climats où le bruit du ton the manner of treating those who vent nerte

extravagant notions in religion : Nous annonçoit jadis, Triptolème nouvew, Apportois le coursier, la brebis, le taureau,

“ Buc though we should exert our diligence Le loc cultivateor, les arts de ta patrie,

to prevent our people's being infected by the Er des brigands d'Europe expiois la furie.

absurd and pernicious notions to which I have Ta voile en arrivant leur annonçoit la paix,

alluded, we should thew all possible tenderness Et ta voile en partant leur laissoit des bienfaits. perhaps, in the event, persuade them, but we

to those who' maintain them. We may then Reçois donc ce tribut d'un enfant de France. Et fair son pays à ma reconnoiffance?

Thall certainly persuade others, that it is their que Ses vertus en on fait notre concitoyen.

opinions alone which we oppose from a con

viction of their alarming tendency; and they Imitons notre Roi, digne d'être le fien. Hélas ! de quoi lui sert que deux fois son

who are not too far gone in enthusiasm may

be regained to the sober truth, as it is in audace

(glacc; Ait vu des cieux brilans, fendu des mers de

Christ Jesus, by the exertion of a genuine Que des peuples, des vents, des ondes révéré, zeal

, who were milled into error by the disa Seul sur les vaftes mers son vaisseau fûc sacré; juftly merit our most serious confideration, if

play of an adulterared one. And what may Que pour lui seul la guerre oubliât ses ravages? they gain proselytes by miltaking this prin. L'ami du monde, hélas ! meurt eo proie aux fauvages.

ciple, and applying it to, falle objects, we *Vous qui pleurez fa mort, fiers enfans d surely may, with equal success, counteract Albion,

their attempts by directing it temperarely, Initez, il est tems, fa noble ambition.

steadily, and judiciously to true ones. Shnuld Pourquoi dans vos égaux cherchez-vous des

there chance, among thote who hear me, to esclaves ?

be any who have adopted the opinions binted Portez-leur des bienfaits, et non pas des en

at, and who make them the standard of their

faith and practice, they will allow me, with Le front ceint de lauriers cuiellis par les

the tenderness of a man who pities their mise François,

takes, to remind them that they do not fuffi. La victoire aujourd'hui follicite la paix.

ciently diftinguith, in reading the New Tela " Descends, aimable paix, fi long-tempstament, and applying it's language, between attendue,

men and things in the infancy of the Gospel, Descends; que la préfence à l'univers rendue,

and it's present itate, between the apoftolical Embellife les lieux qu'ont célébrés mes vers;

powers and their own. They unhappily forViens; forme un peuple heureux de cent

get that the extraordinary operations of the

Holy Spirit have long ceased; that it's ordi. peuples divers. Rends l'abondance aux champs, rends le

nary effects are confiftent with our free agen

cy; and are not manifefted in fancied imcommerce aux ondes, Et la vie aux beaux arts, et le calme aux deux pulses, or imaginary calls, but in the more

certain evidence of it's fruits, a good life. mondes."

They forget that to stretch themselves beOn the whole, these Gardens place the yond their proper line, and to intrude into French tafte, both in gardening and in the province of other men, is vvaus horifed poetry, in a very respectable light. and unwarrantable; fince every minister is

accountable to his great Malter for the trust 153. On Gardens. Translated from ibe French committed to his charge. They thould re, of Les Jardins, &c. 410.

member likewise, that by unsertlingthe minds

of their followers as to Christian virtue and of this we have only to say that it good works, fixing them on vifonary notions is a tranflation of the frit canto of the of an inactive faltb, dettroying their utility foregoing poein.

in performing the duties of common life, do

valuable in the fight of God, when properly 154. A Charze delivered to the Clergy of rbe performed, and by lubfticuring the dreams of

Diocese of Sarum, a obe Primary libration a warm imagination in the place of the clear of shae Discese in 1b. Year MDCCLXXXIII. decifions of the Gospel, and the cool detere By Shute Lord Bifhop of Saram. 8vo.

minations of the judgement with refpe&t to

the state of their souls, they retard, instead THIS Charge is animated with a

of advancing the cause they would be thought truly Christian Ipirit, as may appear moft anxioully to serve; and, fually, let unfortunate Cook, and the order given by Jasion behold with concern the injuries it re

them refleet, while the best friends of Rere. our young king to respect his thip in all ceives through their errors, what criumph seas; an order which does equal honour to the sciences, to that illustrious

they afford to it's molt inveterate enemies,

voyager, and to the king, whose fubject, it may be faid,

Other topics are, non-rcfidence, che he became by that new kind of beneficence rates, testimonials, and she other usual and protection,"

funjects of luch opiscopal discourses.

155. Core

155. Conjeciuræ in Strabonem.

mantic; and his book is clearly thewn Edit. Amfiel. MDCVII.

to be principally calculated to encouTHE learned reader will have reason

rage foreigners to emigrate and settle in to expect much critical acumen from America, which, for that purpofe, is these *** Conjectures" (as they are mo- painted as the promised land, the islands destly styled) when he knows that he is of the blefied; an insidious and fatal indebted for them to the study and at- tendency, which this writer, as an Eng. tention of Mr. Tyrwhitt. Sirabo in- lithman, is highly laudable for endeadeed is an author who well deferves vóuring to detect and counteract. them, and the Oxford editor, for whose use they are intended, will no doubt

157: An Attempt to explain certain Palaze avail himself of them in the new edition

of Scripture generally misunderstoode 8vo. of that writer now preparing for the press. They are addressed to the Rev. Dr. John Taylor, of Norwich, whom

THIS writer, treading in the steps of George Jubb, D. D. canon of Christ he fiyles illustrious," and Mr.M.Church, &c.-As a specimen we will

calls'" d-ble' (lo Doctors differ), add one or two of his corrections.

endeavours to put what is called a ra. “ Lib. I. p. xxv. A. Ταυλα γαρ, και τα tional sense on such figurative passages σερι της οριζονίας και της αριθ.κες,

as “ dead in fins," “ born again," νοησας τις ΑΛΛΩΣ, ΠΩΣ δυναται σαρωιολοθειν

“putting off the old man," &c which, τις λεγομενοις επταν βα;”

when understood literally, he fays, are “ Hæc interrogativè legit Casaubonus, et productive of various absurdities; and reddit, Si quis male animo conceperit,' quo on several other paflages of scripture he modo poteft, &c. "Sed malim affirmativè le

puts a construction, or translates them gere, et sans nine conjunctim interpre- fo as to adapt them to the Unitarian currit, p. cxi. B. vbi iterum Casaubonus fystem (as it is called), for which this

AAANE pro KAKI5 ufurpari vult, fed, author seems a zcalous advocate. 6 opinor, perperam.'

158. The Herald of Literature; 09, A Reviete «« P. MCXXX. C. ο δε βασιλευς εν ΟΓΚΩ

of the most considerable Publications tbar will μεγαλω πολλα συνεχή και συμποσια.


be made in obe Course of ibe ensuing Wirler. terpres reddit, magno apparatu ; quod for

8vo. lafie ferri poteft. Sed malim scribere obx:. Vulgo nempe tredecim tantum homines una

THE author of this performance has cibos tumebat ; fed Rex, in aula magra, presented us with imitations of Gibbon, plures mensas fimul instruebat."

Robertion, Hayley, Beattie, Sheridan,

Payne, Burke, Miss Burney, and Lady 156. Remarks on the Letters from an American Craven. In many of thele, it muft be

Farmer; or, 4 Detection of ike Errors of confessed, he is not unhappy. In some Mr. J. Hector St. John : pornling out ibe of them, however, particularly that of · pernicious Tendency of bofe Letters to Great Mils Burney, we have not penetration Britain. 8vo.

enough to discover the finallef resem. IT is here contended that the sup- blance. But the article in this work poted Mr. St. John is of the class of that will probably attract the mos geLauder, Bower, and Chatterton, an im- neral attention is, an additional fcene to poftor, not a farmer, nor an American; “ The Alchymist,” founded upon a that many things which he repreients fally in one of the parliamentary are false; and that others, reported as specches of Mr. Sheridan, and given recent faás, are old, if not old womens us under the name of that genelcman. stories, calculated to excite wonder and The olijiet of this writer's latire is no altonishment.--Instead of his being an lets a man than the celebrated Mr. W', American, this remarker insists that "it Pirt. There may be, perhaps, fome «. is a fact well known that he is a arcliness in his humour, and some & Frenchiman, born in Normandy; and keennefs in his wit; but we cannot but * that his residence was chiefly at New declare our opinion that it is, in the * York, where he was looked upon by liighest degree, misplaced. Mr. Pitt " the Loyalists as no true friend to Eng- has every claim upon the candour and “ lishmen." From internal evidence in admiration of the publick. He is the con deed it arrears that Mr. St. John could of that immortal ftatefiman whofc me. be no farmer; many of his flories are mory will ever live in the gratitude of very properly exposed as absurd and ro- Englishmen. He came forward, in the

service of his country, at a time when Mr. Falkoor. it was rent by the cabals of faction; and


he has always borne his testimony a- ginal that have appeared in the English gainst that unnatural coalition which language under the title of Sermons. seized by violence upon the councils of Dr. Blair may have more polifh of style their sovereign. For a man, thus difin. and refinement of composition;, but we terested and indefatigable, to be attack. think his countryman at least as much ed with all the wantonness of satire, is superior to him, in an unlaboured flow to throw down the eternal distinctions of eloquence, and the spontaneous effuof virtue and vice, and to take away fions of genius. The answers to Mr. half the motives of heroical and intre« Lindsay have more exactness of compopid exertion,

There are, however, sition, and firmness of tone, than we many other parts of the work not de usually meet with in productions of this Ititute of entertainment; and, if the kind. reader take care, before hand, to guard againft the venom of party, with what 161. A Charge delivered to be Archdeaconry cver abilities it may be connected, we of St. Alban's, ai a Vifiiation bolden May would, in every other respect, recom

22, 1783. By tbc Rev. Samuel Horsley, mend The Herald of Literature as wor

LL.D. F.R.S. Published (with Addithy of his perufal.

tions) at the Request of the Clergy. 410.

IN this Charge to his Clergy the

learned Archdeacon undertakes to de159. Hifory of the Political Life and Public fend " the Catholic doctrine of the

Services of ibe Right Honourable Charles
James Fox. : Svo.

“ Tripity" from the attacks of Dr. THIS is a performance of a very tions of Christianity, of which that wri

Priestley, in his History of the Corrupextraordinary kind. The author has ter deems this a principal one. And, thought fit to call it a history; but he

1. Dr. Horley contends, that this momight, with as much propriety, have dern historian, « in support of his imastyled it a fystem of theology, or an effay towards an improvement of Sir Isaac

“ginary progress of opinions from the

- Unitarian doctrine to the Nicene Newton's doctrine of Auctions. It is,

faith,” has produced scarce any arin fact, nothing but a string of what the author probably considered as profound Zuicker, a Pruflian divine of the last

gument but what is borrowed from political refle&tions. We are forry to add, that we are no more able to com

century, or Simon Episcopius, and that

all thcir arguments have been unanmend the ftyle than the composition of fiverably confuted by our learned Bp. the work. For our part, and we have Bull, of whose ansivers also Dr. P. has perused the work with fome diligence, not taken the least notice.—Dr. H. then Ive think we may safely defy the author proceeds to controvert the argument, and his admirers, if admirers he has, to drawn from the assumption of the docproduce fix parágraphs, from one end

trine of our Lord's mere humanity beof the performance to the other, (ive ing that of the Scriptures and the Aare not romantic enough to say, with poitles, by maintaining that St. John, strength of reasoning, or energy of dic- speaking of the Logos (which he had tion) but with grammatical propriety, before laid was in the beginning) styles precise ideas, or common sense. It must it " this person," that being the natube acknowledged, that this writer has laboured under fome difadvantage, by, and that when St. Paul affirros, of

ral force of the Greek pronoun 8TOS coming after the historian of the Life of Christ, that he is tbe image of the invisiLord Chatham, a work which, though ble God, ibe forft born of every creature, dcstitute, alike with this, of any origi- by whom all things were created, viz. nality of materials, will get, we appro- bings in heaven and tbings in earth, &c. hend, survive the prejudices of a party, it seems totally inconlistent with the naor the caprice of a summer.

tural and obvious sense of these words

to suppose them to mean that “Chrift 160. Ordination of ibe Riverend James Lind “ was the founder of the Christian

fay, M. A.; wirb a Charge by ibe Reve “ Church, and was no otherwity the Dr. Fordyce, &c.

any thing." As to the WE are happy, in this instance, to pretended filence of St. John, in his Ift mect with a composition full of manly Epifle, about the error of those who feelings and the language of the heart. have maintained the mere humanity of We have long regarded the publications Christ, the Archeacon maintains that of Dr. Fordyce as some of the most ori- the pluralt of Christ's coming in obe flijb



very awkwardly and undaturally ex says the Archdeacon, “falls with it." presses his being a man, if he was no He proceeds to thew that, in the docthing more: and, besides, that Dr. P. trine of a Trinity, the Christian faith has changed the expression in the fleste and the Pagan philofophy wonderfully to of the fefb, for which there is no agree, discovering it not only in the warrant in the Greek text, x paprt. Platonic school, but in the Persian and “ The one affirms an incarnation; the Chaldean theology, and in the Roman “other a mortal extraction. The first fuperftition, derived from the Trojans “is St. John's affertion; the second is and Phrygians. But for this and his “Dr. Pricstley's." Ignatius, it is ad- other arguments we must refer to the ded, who suffered martyrdom so early Charge itself, (to which, we fee, Dr. as in the sixtcenth year of the second Priestley has already publithed an ancentury, has this passage in his Epistle fwer,) after adding the paragraph with to the Magncsians : “ There is one which the learned writer has clofed “God, who hath manifested himself them :-“It is a mortifying proof of “through Jesus Christ his Son, who is "the infirmity of the human mind, in “his eternal word, who came not forth the higheft improvement of its facul“ from filence;" which confutes Dr. “ties in the present life, that fuch fallaP.'s confident affertions, that “we find “cies in reasoning, such misconftruction “ nothing like divinity ascribed to Je- "of authorities, luch distorted views of “sus Christ before Juftin Martyr," and "facts and opinions, should be found in " that all the early fathers speak of “the writings of a man, to whom, of “ Chrift as not having exifted always." “all men, in the present age, foma Proceeding from Holy Writ to other “ branches of the experimental Sciences ancient writers, Athanasius, it is said “are the mok indebted." by Dr. P. and allowed by Dr. H. in his Defence of the Orthodoxy of Dionyfius, 162. Obfervations on Reverfionary Payments ; “no where denies that the Primitive on Scbemes for prodiding Annuities for W;“ Church of Jerusalem was Unitarian, dous, and for Persons in Old, Age; e she “ Nor hath Dr. P. asserted it in any

Matbed of calculating ibo Values of Allure “part of his Hiftory of Electricity.

ances on Lives; and on the National Debt. “The truth is, that in neither of those

To which are added, Four Efays en diferent “ valuable works the subject comes in

Subjeéis in ebe Do&rine of Life Annuities

and Political Arirbmetic. The Fourtb Edi“qucftion." In like manner our au

tion, enlarged into Two Volumes by additional thor obviates the argument drawn from Notes and F.pays, a Collection of new Tables, Epiphanius's omitting to mention, in e History of ibe Sinking Fund, a State of Ibe his account of the Nazarenes, “any of Public Debes in January, 1783, and a Poi“them believing the divinity of Christ, foripe an ebe Population of the

Kingdom. By “ in any sense of the word," having no Richard Price, D.D.F.R.S. 2 Vols. Svo. information (he fays) on the fubject. AMONG the many improvements Neither does he mention their disbelief in this edition, are, “An Account of of it. Nor is their opinion, whatever “several Forcign Sociсties, and a Con. it was, or the fingularities of a fcet, "tinuation of such Annuity Societies as dcemed heretical, of any importance. are ftill sublifting in London, to the

The pretended acknowledgement of “Beginning of the Year 1982, particuOrigen and Epiphanius, as to the iden “larly the Amicable Corporation for pertity of the perfons and tenets of the Na- "petual Affurances, at Sericant's Inn, zaienes and the Ebionites, alleged by “and the Society, in Chatham Square, Dr. P. his antagonist aflerts is not to be “ for Eguitable Aljurances en Lives and found in either of those writers. The Survivorbips, the first of the Kind in impeachment of the credit of Eusebius “the World, and increasing faf."for affirming that Theodorus was the This the Doctor has had chiefly in first who maintained our Lord's huma- view, and this he has, for many years, nity he also fheis to have no founda been concerned in advising. In the ricn, as this is not the affertion of Eu- jld volume are given thc Tables, by sebius, but of an anonymous writer, which the proceedings of that Society whom he quotes. Having thus, as he are directed, the principles on which affirms, “ overturned the notion of they are founded, &c. The publica“the faith of tlic first Christians being rions of Mr. Wales and Mr. Howlett “purely Unitarian, the affertion that have occafioned also feveral corrections "the doctrine of our Lord's divinity and additions; but the principal are the was an invention of the second race, Tables in the second volume, with the


explanatory remarks. It is there Dhewn, read with amazement. Our folly, in this (and the author thinks undeniably) instance, is without example. Lord NORTH that the Tables of the Values of Lives enjoys the fingular diftinétion of having deduced from the London Bills of contributed more to it than any former miMortality, err only by giving them too nifter. By a war, which has degraded the high; and that, with respect to the kingdom, and a dilipation of treasure which main body of the inhabitants, the un

was never equalled, he has, in the short com. favourableness of London to the dura- heavy to be endured. And let future gene.

pass of seven years, doubled a debt before too tion of life continues much the same rations rise up; and, if poffible, let them call that it used to be. As to Dr. Price's him— Blessed!account of the decreased population of

Dr. Price has at least the merit of the kingdom, which “ great pains," he says, " have been taken to prove to be having, like an ancient prophet, cried “a mistake,” though *. far from being tion of saying, Liberavi animam meam.

aloud, and spared not, and the satisfac" decided in it,” he still retains it, and the gold coin of the kingdom, instead of twelve millions and a half, as he had 163. BIBLIOTHECA TOPOGRAPHICA BRIreckoned it, he now finds, by the sums TANNICA. NO XVI. Collections, by Mr. brought in, to have been, in 1773, about Mores, towards an History of Berkshire, qso. fixteen millions, exclusive of two mil MR. MORES's plan for collecting lions purchased by the Bank and melt- materials for a parochial history of the ed into barş.

county of Berks, where his family had The last and principal additions are been feated from the beginning of the those relating to public credit and the sixteenth century, having been already national debt, on which the author thus laid before the publick in the Account expresses himself:

of Great Coxwell, in No XIII. of this “ In the Preface to the third edition I work, our industrious editor, by his intook notice of a plan, announced in 1773, by terest with his friend the present poffefLord North to the House of Commons, for for of Mr. Mores's Collections, is, in paying, in the ten following years, 17 mil. this number, enabled to deal out the lions of the public debt. It is neceflary I Answers which Mr. Mores received fhould just here mention that this plan was from the several gentlemen in the counnever afterwards heard of. The remarks I ty to whom he applied himself. These, have made upon it were followed by a pro- except James Perit Andrews, of Shaw, posal for expediting a plan of redemption in efq. were chiefly che incumbents of the of a million per ann. to discharge, in forty respective parishes... These parishes, as years, A HUNDRED MILLIONS of the pub. ranged alphabetically in the title, aplic debts, then bearing 3 per cent. interest. pear to have been Bifbam, Chaddleja This proposal has not been continued in this worth, Cole/bill, Cumner*, Eaft Garsion, edition, because I intend soon to lay before Shaw, Shifford, Sparsbolt, Speer, Stana the publick a plan more efficient, and better ford, Suthamfiede, and Tarrenden. The adapted to the present ttate of our funds. I reader will easily perceive that there muit, however, observe, that having now no accounts are a kind of lupplement to hope that an efficient plan of redemption will the crudities of Alhmolc, who contentever bc ett ablished, I think with regret of ed himself with giving the fepulchral the time and attention I have bestowed on this subject. Nothing relieves me, but the Thcle matters are attended to here;

monuments, and those not correctly.-reflection that the object, about which I have lost my time, has been the removal of and though much more remains to be an evil which, if no such measures as I have done to niake a complete parochial hispropoled are adopted, muit bring on a cula- tory, yet these may be deemed no mean Pripbe which will make this country a warne

materials for that purpose. ing and a terror to the world.

The places of which these accounts “ At the end of the Chapter on Public are fullest are, Cumner, East Herdredt, Credit I have, in this edition, inserted a brief Speen, Shifford, Chandlesworih, Childrey, history of the Sinking Fund; and a lo, a and Shaw. Of the others as much particular account of the public debis from seems to have been said as was in the 1778 to 1983, and of the itate of our fic power of Mr. Mores's correspondents, nances to the time of figning the Prelimina- who all agree in their good intentions ries of Peace in January last. This account is, I bel eve, a correct as it is possible at prelent to make it; and i nave cholen, for

* The Supplement to this parath, numbers many reasons, that it should form a part of ed 34*, should have been 25*, tuus worki Hercafter, probably, it will be

+ Omitted both in the title and index

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