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Sallads, that shame ragouts, shall woo thy talte ;
“On that auspicious night, fupremely grac'd
And Thee more glory, from the next campaign.'
We believe it is now a needless piece of information, that the
is. Almon. 1779.
As performed at the Theatre in Covent Garden, 8vo.
Idle fing-long, and Aimsy dialogue, sullained by hacknied cha-
C. Art. 31. The Cottagers : A Musical Entertainment. As per. formed at the Thcatre in Covent Garden. 8vo. 6 d. Griffin.
The firti draught of William and Nanny, the Author of which has thus characterised the Cottagers. " The fact is, that this little farce was originally written ten or eleven years ago; as it stood then, a
real Baronet was in love with Nanny, who generoufly refigned her
Preface to William and Nanny.
to echo the Author's last words, fiat and infipid ! C. Art. 32. The Critic; or, Tragedy Rehearsed: a Literary Catch
penny! by way of Prelude to a Dramatic After-piece. By R. B.
Many a true word spoken in jest. This piece exactly answers the
c. Art. 33. The Critic Anticipated; or, the Humours of the Green
Room : A Farce. As rehearstd behind the Curiain of the Theatre
Alius & idem! Another theatrical mushroom, engendered by the
mical Burletta. As performed at the Theatre, Covent Garden.
is. Kearsly. 1779.
c. Art. 35. The Shepherdess of the Alps; a Comic Opera, in Three
A&s. As performed at the Theatre, Covent Garden, 8vo,
A dramatic travesty of the elegant and affecting tale of Marmontel.
C. Art. 36. Remarks on the Law of Defcent, and on the Reasons
assigned by Mr. Justice Black Alone for rejecting, in his Table of to. ') Delcent, a Point of Doctrine laid down in Plowden, Lord Bacon, and Hale. 410. I s. 6 d. Brooke.
this particular subject. The investigation of a law-thefis hath no
(The above account was prepared for the press before we were
A Treatise exhibiting full and plain Directions, for producing this
I s. 6 d.
Though this treatise contains nothing materially new, yet, as it
MISCELLANEO U S.
and Verse; selected from the best Authors, for the Perusal of Per.
The idea of this compilation is evidently borrowed from Dr. Ene feld's Speaker, a work, the general ase of which is its belt praile. A very considerable part of the lessons in both are the same; and where they differ (to say the least), we see no reason to give the preference to Mr. Scott's judgment and taite in selection. With respea to the disposition of the materials, the method adopted in the Speaker, of arranging the pieces under the several difinci fpecies of elocution, narrative, didactic, argumentative, oratorical, &c. is certainly much better suited to answer the purpose of improvemert in speaking, than a promiscuous miscellany in proje and verse; for each branch of elocution has its proper tone and manner, which must be belt acquired by repeated exercise.
Art. 39. An Enquiry into, and Remarks upon, the Conduct of Lieu
tenant General Burgoyne. The Plan of Operation for the Campaign, 1777. Thę inftructions from the Secretary of State. And the Circumstances that led to the Loss of the Northern Army. Evo.
Matthews. 1780. This review of the conduct of General Burgoyne, with regard to that unfortunate expedition, which ended in the loss of his army, is written with kcenness and energy, but with a degree of rancour which marks the spirit of party.-Perhaps, we may infer, without any great pretensions to fagacity, that if the luckless General had forborne to connect himself with Opposirion, fince his parole return to England, he would have been less exposed to the virulent attacks of those literary Pandours, who skirmith under the minifterial standard.
vindicated, till I saw your remarks upon it in the Review for last November; where you justly call the Author a moft illiberal intolerani. One thing I took more particular notice of, that he says,
“ The old Will Whiston affirmed, that Jesus Chriit was a mere man, the son of Joseph and Mary, in the same manner as he was the natural product of a male and female Whifon.”
Now, as grandson to Mr. Whifton, and well acquainted with his opinions, I will take upon me to aflirm, that that was not his belief; and the Author has no right to charge him with it, unless he can produce one passage, at least, out of his numerous writings, which says fo; which I hereby call upon him to do. And if he does not now the difference between a Socinian, which Mr. Whiston was not, und what is called an Arian, which he owned himself to be, this Au. thor is not qualified to write on that controversy.
Mr. Whilton's opinions, which I shall neither deay, nor am ashamed of, will be best seen by some quotations from his own writings: I shall take them from his Account of the Primitive Faith, in the fourth volume of his Primitive Christianity revived; where he says as follows:
Art. 5. ' Jesus Christ is the Holy One of God, a Being or Person, of fupereminent and divine perfections, knowledge, power, and authority; and so far superior to all subordinate creatures ; i. e. to all the thrones, dominions, pricipalities, powers, cherubim, seraphim, archangels, angels, and men, which are made subject unto him."
Art. 6. Jesus Christ is the royos 18 Tego W.OS, The first begotten of all creatures, The beginning of the creation of God. i. e. a Divine Being or Person, created or begotten by the Father before all ages; or before all subordinate creatures, visible and invisible.'
Art. 7. ' God the Father by his Word, by his Son, or by Jefus Christ, as his minister or active instrumeni, at first created, made, ordered, or disposed; and fill governs all the subordinate creatures, vigible and invvigible.'
Art. 9. ' Jesus Christ, the Word and Son of God, was very frequently sent by the Supreme God, the Father, in the ancient ages; and again, more apparently at bis incarnation ; as his servant, his vicegerent, and minister, into the world.'
Art. 13. ' Jesus Christ, the Word and Son of God, did in his Divine nature, in the most ancient times, properly descend from braven, and appear at several times, and in several places, to the patriarchs; personating the Supreme God, or acting wholly in his name, and as his deputy and vicegerent in the world.
Art. 14. ' Jesus Chrift, the Word and Son of God, descended properly again from heaven, in his Divine nature, and became man; being by the power of the Holy Ghost, conceived in, and born of, the blessed Virgin Mary; and increasing afterward in wisdom and Mature like other men.'
From these quotations, to which more might be added, let any impartial person judge, whether Mr. Whifton thought our Saviour a mere man; who he says was far superior to angels and men, and as God's minister created and governs them (Art. 5, and 7.), or that he did not exist before Joseph and Mary; who, he says, was before all ages, and in the moji ancient times appeared to the patriarchs (4 st. 6 and 13.).
T. BARKER, Lyndon, Jan. 17, 1780.
We are forry that any thing we have said concerning Dr. Delany, in our Review of the Supplement to the Works of Dean Swift *, should have drawn on us the suspicion of halte or parciality. We respect the abilities and learning of Dr. D. and we elecm his general character. In quoting fuch passages as occurred in Lord Qrrery's letters, respecting the Doctor, we meant rather a compliment to his virtues, than a reflection on his memory. If his Lordhip misrepresented some parts of the Doctor's character, at the time when he bestowed such liberal encomiums on other parts of it, we are not answerable for the mistake. From the anecdotes preserved of the Doctor, and published by Mr. Nichols, we see enough to convince us, that the best men have their peevish and splenetic hours ; and unless Lord Orrery can be suspected of an illiberal falsehood with respect to the man for whom he professeth so much good-will, we must give credit to the complaint he made of the harsh treatment he had met with from Dr. Delany.
Bork We acknowledge the policeness of C. D's letter, and thank him for his obliging hint respecting a General Catalogue.
N. B. If C. D. can produce suficient proofs to invalidate the reflections of Lord Orrery, or will communicate any particulars to illustrate the character of Dr. Delany, we shall probably have no objection to laying them before the public.
#t In your Monthly Review for Dec. 1779, I find a mistake t ia P. 444. It is there related, in the Article “ Historical Account of
* See Review for November, Art. IX.
Not of the Reviewer, but of the Author there quoted.