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Art.XXVIII, Zeal without Bigotry; or, an Antidote to the Aspersions of
the Author of “Zeal without Innovation.” 8vo. pp. 90. price 28. 6d.
Williams and Co. 1809. . HAVING expressed our opinion of Zeal without Innovation' at
- considerable length, we think it needless to trouble our readers with a detailed examination or description of the answer now before us. The author appears to be a dissenter; and the view he takes of the work in question may easily be conceived. His observations are distributed into five sections, preceded by a short introduction : the professed subjects are the alledged decline of attendance on public worship; the increase of separatism ; toleration ; lay-preaching ; apology for the Puritans. Notwithstanding this appearance of method, the discussion is rather loose and desultory. Many of the statements and reasonings we certainly approve. With his zeal for civil and religious liberty, though sometimes incautiously expressed, and with his apparent concern for the promotion of real religion, whatever form of worship or discipline be the instrument,—we most cordially agree : and have no right to complain that some of them refer to points on which it is a part of our plan not to offer an opinion. The spirit of the remarks, however, is not always entirely to our taste ; they are often chargeable with a certain rashness and coarseness, always injurious to the cause, and discreditable to the writer. His reputation will suffer with many readers, in consequence of his fondness for quotation ; especially as the publications he cites so plentifully are of a recent and popular kind, and the passages he selects are not in every instance strictly connected with his text. Some passages, also, appear to have been unwittingly echoed from his favourite writers ; and are now and then modified, to suit the occasion, in a manner which destroys their force. We remember reading of a prayer in the spirit of an indictment,' and admiring the felicity of the expression in which it is condemned ; but when we read in this pamphlet of an accusation in the spirit of an indictinent,' that is, an accusation in the spirit of an accusation, we demur to the propriety of the phrase and the justness of the intended censure. The style is animated apd Auent, but not remarkable for precision or correctness. The title is but a poor specimen of accuracy, and but an unfortunate omen of success ; the author should have known better than to suppose that . aspersions' are to be removed by “antidotes.'
Art. XXIX. A Grammatical Catechism, for the Use of Schools ; being a
Compendium of Grammar in Questions and Answers, designed for the purposes of Examination in that Study. By Mrs. Thackray, Walworih. 12mo. pp. 70. price 1s. W. and T. Darton. 1809, THIS publication will very probably be found useful ; but much less
so than a similar work regularly framed upon Murray's Grammar.
Art. XXX John the Baptist ; a Prize Poem, recited in the Theatre,
Oxford, in the Year 1809. 8vo. price 1s. Longman and Co. 1809.' THIS poem will not disgrace the Collection of Oxford Prize Poems,
of which it is now to form a part; it may obtain consideration in good company, though not intitled to expect it alone.
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B. Boothroyd has in the press an He- A third edition of the late Williain brew Bible, with the chief various readings Sandford's Catechetical Lectures will shortly of Kennicott and De Rossi, and the various appear, to which will be prefixed a brief readings found in the ancient yersions, in- summary of his life. tended to comprise whatever is useful and A new and enlarged edition of Wood's Ainteresting to the biblical scholar and critic thenæ Oxonienses is in preparation, and the in the above works. The text followed is first volume is nearly ready for the press. that of Kennicott, and the poetical parts Dr. Aikin has in the press, in two oco will be divided into distiches in like manner, tavo volumes, Memoirs of the Life of Peter English notes accompany the text, selected Daniel Huet, Bishop of Avranches, transfrom the best ancient or modern, English lated from the original of Huet himself, or foreign biblical critics, designed to ob- with the addition of copious notes, critical viate the difficulties, throw light on the and biographical. obscurities, and harmonize the discordances Dr. Stancliffe is preparing for publicawhich occur in the Hebrew Scriptures. tion a volume of Chemical Experiments This work will be pubished in parts, and for the use of Students, consisting of nearly the first part. containing the book of Ge- one thousand, in the various branches of nesis, will appear early in this year. the science. The editor solicits the friends of sacred The Life of Torquato Tasso, including literature to communicate to his publisher, his interesting letters, illustrations of his J. Burditt, Paternoster-row, any short and writings, and memoirs of some of his livaluable criticisms, they may have made terary contemporaries, will speedily be or collected on the Hebrew Scriptures; published, in two quarto volumes, with and he begs to assure them the most re- portraits. . spectful attention will be paid to such com Dr. Edmonston will shortly publish, in munications.
two octavo volumes, a View of the ancient Mr. Johnes is proceeding at the Hafod and present state of the Shetland Islands, press, with his series of Chronicles; and Dr. Lawrence is preparing for the press, that of Monstralet is so far advanced, that from the papers of his late brother, a it is expected to appear early in next month. volume of Critical Observations on the
A new edition of the theological and New Testament, particularly on the promiscellaneous works of the late Rev. Wil phecies in the Revelations, liam Jones, of Nayland, in six large oc- Major Samuel Dales has in the press, tavo volumes, will appear early in the en- in an octavo volume, an Essay on the Study suing year.
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Architecture of Vitruvius, illustrated by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart. has now numerous engravings, executed by Lowry. at press the History of Ancient Wiltshire, Mr. Hodgson, Rector of St. George's, and the first part illustrated by several Hanover-square, is preparing a collective plates, will appear early in the spring. edition of the works of his venerable rela
The Rev. R. Gentleman has in the press tion, the late Bishop of London ; to which a new edition of plain and affectionate ad- will be prefixed the life of the author, dresses to youth, which will appear in the founded on the most authentic matecourse of next month.
The Annual Medical Review for 1809, purpose, will greatly oblige, the Editor by is nearly ready for publication.
informing him, in a line addressed to him Shortiy will be published, Poems, &c. in Doughty-street, near the Foundling Hosselected from the posthumous papers of pital. John Dawes Morgan, late of Bristol, and The first volume of the Works of the a sketch of his Life and Character, by an Rev. Richard Cecil, containing the Memoirs early associate and friend ; with an intro- of the Rev. W. Cadogan, of John Bacon, ductory preface, by William Hayley, Esq. Esq. R. A. and of the Rev. John Newton,
Mr. Jepson Oddy, the author of “ Eu with their portraits, will appear this month. ropean Commerce," is engaged in a work Travels through the States of the Emon the Political, Commercial, and Local pire of Morocco in the year 1806, by Dr. Interests of this Country, particularly as Boffa; Physician to the Forces, will be they will be promoted by the intended published very shortly in an uctaro volume. Stamford Navigation, of which he was the His correspondence with that Court, relaprojector.
'tive to the interests of Great Britain, inA History of the Inquisition in Italy, cluding a letter from the Emperor of MoSpain, and Portugal, and illustrated with rocco himself to the King of Great Brinumerous Plates, translated from the French, tain, is prefixed to it. is in the press ; it will form a large quarto The third Canto of The Pursuits of Agrivolume.
culture, will be ready in the course of the The Favourite Village, with an addition month. al poem never before published, by the Dr. Duigenan is about to 'publish a late Poetry Professor of Oxford, Dr. Hur: "Pamphlet, relative to the State of Ireland · dis, will be published in a few weeks. . and the Roman Catholic Question.
Ready for publication, the ninth nuinber . In the course of the present week will be of Leybourn's Mathematical Repository, published, a new and improved edition, containing, besides various other articles, being the seventh, of the Laboratory or solutions to the mathematical questions School of Arts. proposed in the seventh number, and a A new edition of Mr. Headley's “ Select series of new gaestions, to which he soli Beauties of Ancient English Poetry," with cits answers from his correspondents. The a biographical sketch, by the Rev. Mr. number here announced completes the se Kett, of Oxford, will appear in the course cond volume of the work. The two volumes of this month. contain-1. Two hundred and forty ques A new edition of the late Dr. Dodd's tions, both in pure and mixed Mathema- Beauties of Shakespeare is nearly' ready tics, almost all of which are entirely new, for delivery. and in general each is accompanied with “ English Comedy" in six volumes; beseveral solutions by different mathemati- ing a collection of Classical Dramas, sepaeians. 2. Thirty-three original Essays on rated from the licentious productions of mathematical subjects. 3. Several Ma. Farquhar, Congreve, Centlivre, &c. will be thematical Memoirs, extracted from works published in the course of the present of eminence, chiefly the transactions of month. learned societies. The tenth number of The Ecclesiastical and University Anthis work will be published on the first nual Register for the present year is in day of June, 1810.
great forwardness. The Rev. Josiah Pratt is preparing two A German newspaper commences with volumes for the press, one of which will this year, to be published every Tuesday eontain Memoirs of Young Men, and and Friday, by Messrs. Vogel and Schulze, the other Memoirs of Young Women. Poland-street, Oxford-street. ' These Memoirs are compiled or abridged Dr. Uwins of Aylesbury has in the press from authentic documents, and are de- just ready for publication, a small tract, signed to illustrate the nature and opera intitled Cursory Remarks on the Causes, tion of real religion. The subjects are se- Prevention, and Treatment of Fever, oclected froin the various classes in society, casioned by the recent occurrence of an and are limited to that period of life (from epidemic disorder in Aylesbury and its about fifteen to thirty years of age) when neighbourhood. the efficacy of religion is most clearly as Early in February a volume of Sermons serted by its victory over the snares and on select Subjccts will be published by allurements which beset the youthful mind. the Rev. C. Buck, Author of the TheoloAny person possessed of scaice and inte gical Dictionary. . 'resting pieces of biography, suited to this
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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL ECONOMY a complete Index to the whole work. A Treatise on the Diseases and Manage- royal 8vo. 16s. . ment of Sheep; with introductory remarks
Bibliotheca Nova Legum Angliæ; or,
a Complete Catalogue of Law Books, ar-, on their anatomical Structure, and an Ap- & pendix, containing documents exhibiting
ranged upon a plan entirely new. Comthe value of the Merino breed of sheep,
piled and corrected to the present time,
by William Reed. 12mo. 7s. and their progress in Scotland. By Sir George Stewart Mackenzie, Bart. Illustra- ' A Supplement to the fifth edition of the ted by five plates. 8vo. 73. 6d.
Bankrupt Laws, pointing out the altera
tions which the late Act of Sir S. Romilly ASTRONOMY.
has created therein. By William Cooke, Evening Amusements for the year 1810,
Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law. Is. being the seventh of the series of annual
MEDICINE. volumes, for the improvement of students in Astronoiny. By W. Frend, Esq. M. A.
The Pharmacopæia of the Royal Col12mo. 3s.
lege of Physicians of London, 1809. Trans
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Hector Campbell, M. D. 12mo. 45.-An. A Collection of Portraits, sketched from
Appendix, containing Strictures on the the Lite, since the year 1793, by George New Pharmacopeia, is in the press, and Dance, R. A, and engraved in imitation will shortly be published by the transof the original drawings, by William Da- lator." niell, A, R. A. numbers I to V. price 11. Is.
Letters concerning Diseases of the Ure-
Strictures on a Work intitled “ Zeal
without Innovation,” reprinted from the
Eclectic Review for June, July, and Sepdit G. Burges, A. B. 12mo. 5s.
tember, 1809. To which are prefixed, ObEDUCATION.
servations on the Controversy between the
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Tales of Yore: chiefly translated from A Grammar of the Latin tongue, for the works of Wieland, Tressan, Manni, the use of Schools. By J. Jones, author of Meissner, Lesage, Florian, Petit, De la the Greek Grammar. Price 2s. 6d. bound.
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Pendeh i Attar; the Counsels of Attar, the
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Fables and Satires, with a Preface on
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ern skirts of the Sierra Morena, to Seville,
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TO CORRESPONDENTS. . We regret that it is inconsistent with the plan of this Publication, to insert Dr. Olinthus Gregory's reply to the second attack made upon him by. the Edinburgh Re, viewers, ja wbich he has a second time convicted them of deliberate falsehood, and satisfaetorily vindicated his character from their misrepresentations.
The Letter from the Author of a Work intitled “The Assassin of St. Glenroy,” is of such a nature as to demand acknowledgement; but an examination of that work is preoluded: by our established regulations.
Want of room has rendered it necessary in this Number to omit one or two articles which it was intended to include. Critiques on Laborde's View of Spain, the Works of Sadi, Pearson's Dissertation on the Propagation of Christianity in the East, Roberton on Medical Police, &c. &c, may be expected in the Number for February.