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ly fitted to employ the female sex, and they have a more special call to engage in it.' These propositions are substantiated by many suitable remarks, which manifest the good sense and experience of the preacher. If any exception to the sermon be necessary, it is, that the p inciples of religion are not brought forward with sufficient distinctness as the most important kind of instruction that can be imparted to children; and, consequently, that a good opportunity is lost of introducing in this sermon,
what all sermons ought to contain on whatever occasion they are delivered, -a forcible application to the consciences of the hearers, and a clear reference to the Way, the Truth, and the Life.'
Art. XXV Advice to Young Ladies, on the Improvement of the Mind, and the Conduct of Life. By Thomas Broadhurst. cr. 8vo. pp. 187. Price 4s. Longman and Co., 1808.
MR. BROADHURST, it seems, assists his wife in the education of young ladies at Bath; and has drawn up four addresses for their In the substance of his work, as it is derived from a variety of good sources, with which the public are perfectly familiar, we find little to censure; but in the manner, style, and particular sentiments, that are truly to be ascribed to Mr. B. we find as little to praise. The most obvious charge is, that the work is quite needless, being anticipated by publications far superior in merit, and so popular as to be universally read. A more important objection is, the very slight reference made to the nature or the necessity of religion, and the intimation that differences of sentiment on the most important of all subjects are of extremely trivial moment. Indeed there are some indications that the author's creed differs in the most essential points from that of the established church, and of dissenters in general. Accordingly, he says to his fair pupils, in the language which Milton applies to Eve, before the fall, "Go in your native innocence This is more consistent with the author's being a preacher among the Socinian dissenters, than with the obvious meaning of the remark that his family is accustomed to attend upon the established rites and solemnities of public worship.' p. 130. As an author, Mr. B. very wisely makes no claims to distinction. The second sentence of his Preface commences with a grammatical inaccuracy His appellation of Eve," the great mother of your sex," though indisputably correct, admits of some curious inferences; who, we beg to know, was the mother of ours? A writer of very refined taste would not have used such an expression as should Hymen reckon you among the favoured train of his happy votaries." We will only add the following sentence in reference to a child, he says, like the atmosphere around it, which it cannot but imbibe, and the food which is destined for the nutriment of the body, which according to its quality will be wholesome or pernicious, it must receive into its juvenile mind the seeds implanted in it; and when these are transferred from a worthless stock, or from an unhealthy soil, they never can enrich, but. on the contrary, will exceed ingly impoverish, if they do not render it wholly unproductive.'
We do not suppose that Mr. B. meant to say the atmosphere,' or the food' must receive into its juvenile mind the seeds implanted in it,' though this would not be a very forced construction of the sentence; but it is evident that he thinks seeds come from a stock, that they are planted instead of being sown, and have a tendency either to enrich a soil or render it unproductive.
Art. XXVI. A Letter to a Noble Duke, on the incontrovertible Truth of Christianity. Second Edition, corrected. To which is now added a Postscript. foolscap 8vo. pp 117. Price 3s. Hatchard. 1808. THE only objection we have to make against this publication is, that
it has a little the air of a trick. It consists, in fact, of Leslie's -admirable work, the Short Method with the Deists,' somewhat compressed and modernized; and of some judicious observations extracted from Mr. Bigland's Reflections on the Resurrection aud Ascension of Christ. It is handsomely printed, and forms perhaps the most elegant and convincing work, of its size, that can be recommended as a defence of Christianity.
Art. XXVII. The True Patriot. A Sermon, preached at Salem-Chapel, Leeds, on the Fast-Day, Wednesday, February 8, 1809. By Edward Parsons. 8vo- pp. 43. price 1s. Leeds, Baines; Williams and Co.1609. THIS is one of the most able and animated Fast Sermons that for a
long timehave fallen into our hands. It commences with a refutation of the notion, formerly maintained, with very opposite intentions, by different writers, that Patriotism is not a virtue inculcated by Christianity; and demonstrates, in opposition to Bolingbroke and others, that the genuine virtue of Patriotism is included among the instructions and fruits of the Christian Religion, though the spurious and exclusive Patriotism, reprobated by Soame Jenyns, is not.
Our preacher, after an enumeration, in very forcible terms, of various false kinds of patriotism which prevail among his countrymen, attempts to delineate the character of the genuine patriot. The principal features of this character form the divisions of the discourse.
Unfortunately we have not room to extract so largely from this excellent sermon, which will amply reward the trouble of perusal, as our desire to recommend it would suggest. The oble spirit of civil and religious liberty, as well as of zealous piety, which glows in all its pages, deserves our most cordial applause; nor can we dispute the justice with which it defends the dissenters from the charge of disloyalty, that has been so clamorously urged against them by bigoted and unprincipled men. equal wisdom and energy, it expatia es on the necessity of reformation, especially among the higher classes; and condemns with due severity the irreligious and hypocritical prayers which too many of our countrymen offer up on fast-days in mockery of heaven. It would have been intitled to still higher praise, if the writer had allowed himself time to correct few errors, and give a somewhat softer tone to a few of his most animated paragraphs. We can only insert a brief description of the true patriot.
This man's patriotism is not to be sought in the vows of political delirium, nor in the songs of a bacchanalian revel, nor in the dull formalities of an annual fast day; but in the cool and deliberate decision of his judgment, taking the lead of the passions of his heart, and rendering them subservient to all the great purposes of his connection with civil society. You must look for the patriotism he cultivates, in his harmless and peaceable demeanour; in his faithful opposition to error and vice; in the encouragement he gives to virtue and knowledge; in his well principled charities; in the magnanimity with which he meets public danger in the alacrity with which he endures hardships; in his courage; in his generous compassion to his enemies; in his love to man, and his piety to God.' p. 37.
ART. XXVIII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the ECLECTIC REVIEW, by sending information (post paid,) 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.
Proposals will soon be issued for a new edition, by subscription, of Dr. Griesbach's Greek Testament, which will be a faithful reimpression of the last edition, including his Prefaces, Prolegomena, Notes, and Appendix, without any abridgement or omission.
Mr. Custance has in the press a new and improved edition of his Concise View of the Constitution of England.
The Rev. W. Moorhouse, Jun. has just sent to the press, "A candid Examination of the Rev. Dr. Williams's Essay on the Equity of Divine 'Government, and the Sovereignty of Divine Grace."
Professor Leslie, of Edinburgh, is preparing for publication, a Course of Mathematics. The first volume, which is devoted to Geometry, and which will contain a Preliminary Dissertation to prove that Mathematical Studies are favourable to the exercise of Imagination, will be published in May or June next.
Mr. Fox, of Lombard Street, has just published the second edition of his "Comparative View of the Plaus of Education, as detailed in the Publications of Dr. Bell and Mr. Lancaster;" with many additions, viz. Remarks on Dr. Bell's" Madras School," Hints to the Managers of Charity and Sunday Schools, on the Practicability of extending such Institutions on Mr. Lancaster's Plan; comparative tables of the method and expense of the two systems; an account of the progress of Mr. Lancaster's Establishments, &c. &c. For an account of the first edition, see E. R. Vol. IV. p. 944.
The Rev. Thomas Gisborne, M. A. has in the press an octavo volume of Sermons, principally designed to illustrate Christian Morality.
A work will soon appear, in octavo, under the title of the Ecclesiastical and University Annual Register; the object of which is to furnish an opportunity for the preservation of documents which may obtain interest with the body, for whose use it appears to be so immediately designed.
Dr. Edward Popham, Rector of Chilton, Wilts, has nearly ready for publication, Remarks on various texts of Scripture, in an Octavo volume.
The Travels of Lycurgus, the son of Polydectes, into Greece, Crete, and Egypt, in search of knowledge, is printing in a duode cimo volume.
The works of the late James Parry, Esq. in two quarto volumes, are nearly ready for publication.
Mr. Campbell has a new poem, Gertrude of Wyoming, or the Pensylvanian Cottage, on the eve of publication.
The Sailor Boy, in four cantos, by the author of the Fisher Boy, is in the press.
John Ferriar, M. D. will shortly publish the Bibliomania, a poetical Epistle to Richard Heber, Esq.
Dr. Adam's work on Epidemics is nearly finished at the press. It is an address to the public on the laws that govern those diseases, and on the late proposals for exterminating the small pox.
Mr. Alexander Walker, of Edinburgh, has in the press a compendious, but very complete System of Anatomy.
Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu, with some of the Letters of her Correspondents, will shortly be published by Matthew Montagu, Esq. M. P. her nephew and executor.
Mr. Robert Ker Porter's splendid work upon the Costume of Russia and Sweden, with a Journal of his Travels in Russia, will be very soon ready for publication.
An Apology for the King's Supremacy, and Memoirs of the Supremacy of the Pope, with its rise, progress, and results, in different ages and nations, so far as relates to civil affairs, is in the press, and will form an octavo volume.
Mr. Maurice has finished the second volume of his modern History of Hindoostan; which completes the plan he undertook to
Mr. John Lloyd, of Cepnfaes Maentwrog, in Merionethshire, proposes to publish by subscription, in two quarto volumes, the Records of North Wales; consisting of all the State Papers relating to that part of the Principality, with every document that will throw light on the history of former times; arranged and digested in proper order, with notes historical and practical.
Mr. Saunders, Demonstrator of Anatomy
at St. Thomas's Hospital, is preparing for publication a Treatise on some Practical Points relating to Diseases of the Eye, and particularly on the Nature and Cure of the Cataract in persons born blind.
The Rev. Mr. Belfour has collected his papers, entitled the Lyceum of Ancient Literature, with the intention of forming them into three volumes.
Mr. John Cary has in a state of great forwardness, large four sheet Maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, on which will be delineated the most recent divisions, and every geographical improvement to the present time.
The Right. Hon. George Rose will shortly publish, in a quarto volume, a Narrative, by Sir Patrick Hume, of the Events which occurred in the Enterprise under the command of the Earl of Argyle, in 1685; from
an original manuscript. With Observations on the Posthumous Historical Work of the late Right Hon. C. J Fox.
Mr. Bewick, the celebrated engraver on wood, has been long engaged on a system of Economical and Useful Botany, which will include about 450 plants, the most useful in Medicine, Diet, and Manufactures. The text has been prepared by Dr. Thornton, containing a body of information relative to the history and uses of the several plants.
Mr. S. Parkes, author of the Chemical Catechism, has in the press the Rudiments of Chemistry, with familiar illustrations and experments, in a pocket volume, illustrated by neat copper plates.
Dr. Hales will shortly publish the first volume of a new Analysis of Chronology. The work, will form three quarto volumes.
Art. XXIX. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED,
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the late Rev. P. Wood, F.L.S. By C. Wellbeloved. 8vo. 6s.
Memoirs of Mrs. M. A. Clarke, 2s. 6d.
quent and important Diseases of the Heart; on Aneurisms of the Thoracie Aorta; on Preternatural Pulsation in the Epigastric Region; and on the unusual Origiu or Distribution of some of the large Arteries of the Human Body. Illustrated by Cases. By Allan Burns, Member of the Royal ColJege of Surgeons, London; and Lecturer on The Chemical Pocket Book; or, MemoAnatomy and Surgery, Glasgow. 8vo 7s. randa Chemica, arranged in a Compendium Anatomico-Chirurgical Views of of Modern Chemistry. Containing au AcNose, Mouth, Larynx, and Fauces; with count of the recent Discoveries of Mr. Da- appropriate References. By J. J. Watt. vy, respecting the Chemical Agency of E-folio. 11. 11s. 6d. plain, 21. 12s. 6d. coloured. lectricity, the metallic Nature of the fixed Alkalies of Ammonia, and of the Earths; the decomposition of Sulphur and of Phosphorus, &c. by James Parkinson, 9s.
A Complete System of Geography, ancient and modern. By James Playfair, D.. D. Principal of the United Colleges of St. Andrews, &c. Vol. 2. 4to. 21. 2s.
A History of France, from the Commencement of the Reign of Clovis in 481, to the Peace of Campio Formio in 1797. 12mo. 6s.
A correct Copy of the Evidence taken bef ore a Committee of the House of Commons upon the Conduct of his Royal Highness the Commander in Chief. 3s.
MEDICINE AND CHIRURGERY.
Observations on some of the most fre
Seven Meteorological Journals, of the Years 1801 to 1807, kept in London. By William Bent. With an Appendix, containing a Table, from a similar Journal, of the greatest, least, and mean state of the Barometer, Thermometer, and Hygrometer, and the quantity of rain in every month of the year 1808, and some tables and Remarks on a Series of Journals for 24 years, from 1785 to 1808 inclusive. 8vo. 10s. 6d. The Appendix separate. 1s.
Asiatic Researches; or, Transactions of the Society instituted at Bengal, for inquiring into the History, Antiquities, and Literature of Asia. Printed verbatim from the Calcutta Edition, Vol. 9, 8vo. 12s. 4to. 11. 5s.
Six Letters on the subject of Dr. Milner's Explanation, relative to the proposal made in the last Session of Parliament for admit
ting the King's Veto in the Election of Roman Catholic Bishops. By A. R. 38.
Reflections on the Appointinent of Dr. Milner as the political Agent of the Roman Catholic Clergy of Ireland. By the Rev. T. Elrington, D. D. 2s.
The Bricklayer's Guide to the Mensuration of all sorts of Brick-work, according to the London practice. By T. W. Dearn, 8vo.
De Motu per Britanniam Civico Annis MDCCXLV et MDCCXLVI, Liber unicus. Auctore T. D. Whitaker, LL.D. SSA. 12mo. 6s.
Thoughts on Reanimation, from the Reproduction of vegetable Life, and, the Renewal of Life after Death to Insects. By J. Collier. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, illustrative of the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler. By Nathan Drake, M. D. Author of Essays on the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian, &c. 8vo. 10s. 6d. a few copies in post 8vo. 14s. Vol. 2. of this work is in the press, and will contain Essays on the various periodical papers, which, in imitation of Steele and Addison, have been published between the close of the 8th volume of the Spectator, and the commencement of 1809.
An Elegiac Tribute to the Memory of Lieut. Gen. Sir John Moore. By Mrs. Cockle. 2s.
Poems on various Subjects, by H. B. Wood, Esq. 5s.
The Scotiad, or Wise Men of the North. A serio-comic and satirical Poem, in three Cantos. By Macro. 5s. 6d.
A View of the Natural, Political, and Commercial Circumstances of Ireland. By Thomas Newenham, Esq. Author of an Inquiry into the Population of Ireland. With a Map. 4to. 11. 7s.
Political, Commercial, and Statistical Sketches of the Spanish Empire in both Indies; Reflections on the Policy proper for Great Britain in the present Crisis; and a View of the political Question between Spain and the United States, respecting Louisiana and the Floridas. 8vo. 4s. 6d.
An Attempt to elucidate the pernicious Consequences of a Deviation from the Principles of the Orders in Council. 8vo. 2s. 6d.
A Summary Review of the Evidence upon the Charges adduced against his Royal Highness the Duke of York. 1s.
The way in which we should go. mon preached in the Parish Church of St. Botolph, Cambridge, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 1808. By J. Plumptre, B. D. 1s.
The Clergy of the Church of England truly ordained. By the Rev. T. Elrington, D. D. 4s.
The Connection between the work of Man's Redemption, and the divine Agents engaged in it. A Sermon preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, Nov. 27, 1808. By C. R. Cameron, M. A. 1s. 6d.
A Preservative against Unitarianism, in a Letter to L. Carpenter, LL.D. By D. Veysie, B. D. 1s.
Apostolical Directions concerning Female Education. A Sermon preached at St. Thomas's Square, Hackney, Jan. 8. 1809, to recommend a school of industry founded in that place. By S. Palmer: 8vo. 1s.
Memoirs of the Rev. James Hervey, A. M. late rector of Weston Favel, Author of Theron and Aspasio, &c. containing an Account of his Principles, Experiences, and Conduct. Second edition, much improved from original papers. Compiled by John Brown, Minister of the Gospel, Whitburn. 12mo. 5s.
A Sermon, preached before the Grateful Society, in All Saints Church, Bristol, Nov. 14, 1808. By the Rev. W. Shaw, D. D. 1s.
The History and Antiquities of Cleveland, in the North Riding of the County of York; comprehending a historical and descriptive View of the ancient and present State of each Parish within the Wapentake of Langbarch; the Soil, Produce, and Natural Curiosities; with the Origin and Genealogy of the principal Families of the District. By the Rev. John Graves. 4to. 11. 11s. 6d. royal paper, 21. 2s.
A Series of Views in the University of Cambridge, from Drawings, by R. B. Harraden, Jun. No. 1. 4to. 10s. 6d. It is intended to complete the work in six numbers, same size as Lysons's Magna Britannia: each number to contain four views, with letter-press: one hundred proof impressions will be taken on wove paper, price 11.