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Speedily will be published, in 880. a Scenery of the Shetland Islands, with History of the various species of Palsy, a geological map and other engraywith the method of cure, being the first ings. part of the second volume of Dr. Cooke's On the 20th of November will be pubtreatise on nervous diseases.
lished, with the Almanacks, Time's Te. Mr. J. Halison has in the press, an lescope for 1821, or a complete guide to Account of the most memorable Battles the Almanack, containing an explanaand Sieges since the Fall of Troy, with a tion of Saint's days and Holidays, with view of their consequences on the moral illastrations of British History and Ancondition of mankind.
tiquities, notices of obsolete rites and The Rev. Dr. Jones is printing, in two customs, and sketches of comparative octavo volumes, a Series of Sermons on chronology, astronomical occurrences the Contents and Connection of the in every month: comprising remarks on Books of the Old and New Testament. the phenomena of the celestial bodies,
Sir G. S. Mackenzie, bart. will soon and the naturalist's diary, explaining the publish in an octavo volume, Illustrations various appearances in the animal and of Phrenology, with 17 engravings. vegetable kingdoms. To which will be
Mr. Charles Lloyd, author of Nuga prefixed, an Introduction, containing the Canoræ, has in the press, Desultory Elements of British Ornithology. Thoughts in London, with other Poems, The Rev. Mr. Maturin,
author of Ber. in a duodecimo volume.
tram, has in the press, a Poem, entitled The works of Sir Richard Blackmore, " The Universe." now first collected, with bis life and notes, A new and improved edition of the by Mr. Chalmers, are printing in len Hermit in London, is preparing for puboctavo volumes.
lication. The Rev. W. Hutton will soon pub- In the press, Remarks made during a lish, in a duodecimo volume, the Book Tour through the United States of Ameof Nature laid open, in a popular survey rica, in the years 1817, 1818, and 1819, of the phenomena and constitution of the By William Tell Harris. universe, and the appearances of nature In the press, Anston Park, a Tale, during each inonth of the year.
one volume 12mo. Colonel David Stewart is printing, in The new Satirical Novel, by the autwo octavo volumes, Historical Sketches thor of London, or a Month at Stevens's, of the Highlands of Scotland, with mili- so long ago announced under the title of tary annals of the Highland Regiments. Edinburgh, will certainly appear in No
The Travels of Cosmo III. Grand vember. Duke of Tuscany, through a large part Early in January will be published, a of England, in 1669, translated from the small work on the Privileges and ObligaItalian MS. in the Laurentian Library at tions of Christian Parents and their Chile Florence, are preparing for publication, dren, adduced from a view of the Abraembellished with more than 40 engrave
hamic Covenant. ings.
A Narrative of the Persecution of the G. L. Chesterton, Esq. late captain Protestants of the South of France, during and judge advocate of The British Le- the years 1814, 1815, and 1816, by Mark gion raised for the service of Venezuela, Wilks. Illustrated with a Chart of the will soon publish a Narrative of his Voy- Department of the Gard. This work age to South America, with observations will contain a general review and defence' on that country.
of the conduct of the reformed churches, Dr. S. Hibbert is preparing, Illustra. from the commencement of the revolua tions of the Geology, Antiquities, and tion, and authenticated details of the
plunder, outrages, and
inconvenience. Second edition, considewhich they have been exposed.
rably enlarged. The Crucifix exchanged for the Cross; The Theological Works of the famous illustrated in the Memoirs of Miss Mar- Dr. James Arminius, now first transgaret Leader, of Dublin.
lated into English from the Latin origiMemoirs of the Rev. Mark Wilks, late nal, with an account of his life, by of Norwich ; by His Daughter. With Brandt; will shortly appear, in three à portrait.
thick octavo volumes. The Voice of a Departed Teacher to In the press. An eminent Musical Sunday Schools.
Professor is preparing for publication, The 8th and concluding volume of the the Beauties of Mozart, Handel, Pleyel, Rev. John Howe's works.
Haydn, Beethoven, and other celeA Sketch of the Life of Galeacious brated Composers, adapted to the words Camacciolus, Marquis of Vico, who of favourite Psalıns and Hymns, for one died at Geneva, 1592, aged 74.
or two Voices ; with an accompaniment A Scriptural View of True and False and occasional Symphonies for the Piano Religion, by the Rev. G. Scraggs. Forte, Organ, or Harp. The object of
The Family Cyclopædia, an original the work is to encourage a more elework by Mr. James Jennings, is now in gant and fascinating style of music than the press, on which he has been in- has hitherto been attempted ; and fur cessantly engaged for nearly two years this purpose the Editor has selected the past. A work designed to contain a con- most pleasing compositions of the best cise account of every thing most neces- masters, in order to gratify the ear, and sary and useful both in science and in at the same time improve the taste, of art; embracing the inost recent discove- those performers who have been chiefly ries and improvements in agriculture, accustomed to practise the ordinary chemistry, domestic economy, garden. Psalm tunes. ing, &c. The most approved methods In the press, Tea Table Chat, or Ree of trenting diseases by the domestic likious Allegories told at the Tea Table, prescriber, including the mode of treat- in a Seminary for Ladies. By Robert ment iu cases of drowning, other acci- Burnside, A. M. Author of the Religion dents, poisons, observations on diet and of Mankind. regimen, &c. A comprehensive account Preparing for the press, in one rol. of every subject in vatural history; and 4to. The Private and Confidential Cor. also a concise riew of the human mind respondence of Charles Talbot, Duke of and the passions, with their particular Sbrewsbury, during the Reign of King application to our improvement in edu- William the Third, never before pubcation and morals; the whole to be pre- lished, illustrated with Historical and ceded by an introduction, containing an Biographical Narratives from the origiexplanatory summary of the most inte- nal Documents, in the possession of the resting parts of the work. It will extend Duchess of Buccleuch, to whom the to above eleveu hundred pages in Svo. work is inscribed, by permission. By and is expected to appear in the course William Coxe, F.R.S. F.S.A. Archdeaof a few weeks.
con of Wilts. The work will be illusMr. Jos. Swan, Member of the Royal trated with a portrait of the Duke of College of Surgeons, and Surgeon to the Shrewsbury, from an original picture by Lincoln County Hospital, has in the Sir Peter Lely, preserved at the Charter press, an Account of a New Method of House. This selection will contain the Making Dried Anatomical Preparations; Private and Confidential Correspondence exhibiting the various structures of ani- of the Duke of Shrewsbury will King mal bodies, so as to present the same William, from the Revolution to the appearances as a fresh subject when first year 1700; and with the leading memdissected ; and by preventing every bers of the Whig Party, namely, Lord offensive smell, and the usual destructive Somers, Lord Wharton, Mr. Montague, effects of heat, damp, and insects, afford- afterwards Lord Halifax, and Admiral ing the opportunity of keeping them un- Russell, Earl of Orford, during the sage altered for any number of years: and as period. It will also comprize his Episputrefaction can be stopped by the same tolary Intercourse with Robert Earl of process, enabling the anatomist to dis- Sunderland, with the Earl of Galway, sect a putrid body, in any place, and at who commanded in Piedmont in 1695 any season of the ycar, without the least and 1696, and with the Earls of Jersey
FOR DECEMBER, 1820.
Art. I. The Religion of Mankind, in a series of Essays. By Ro
bert Burnside, A.M. 8vo. 2 vols. pp. 1292. London, 1819. THE substantial merit of these volumes will, we have little
doubt, notwithstanding some faults by which they are encumbered, eventually obtain for them a respectable and permanent station in the ranks of our religious literature. On the first glance, the reader perceives that they are not to be confounded with the herd of books. Although the Writer has (considering the taste of the day) made a bold venture in printing nearly thirteen hundred pages of continuous discussion, somewhat abstruse in its phraseology, he will not, we are strongly of opinion, be left to regret bis determination to give his labours to the world. It is apparent that these Essays are the result of many years of careful reflection; we might rather say, of a life of thoughtfulness; they bear also the marks of laborious composition, of reiterated, fastidious, and well pondered revision. We cannot doubt that there is here the whole matured product of a good and superior mind. In such a case, the critic discharges his duty under a degree of anxiety which bears a proportion, not so much to the independent value, as to the estimated intellectual cost of the production. We shall however relieve ourselves from this anxiety, and at the same time do the Author the most effectual service, by enabling our readers (as far as our limits will allow) to estimate his merits for themselves. The work consists of sixty one independent but consecutive and connected Essays. The titles of these Essays are so well digested and significant, that they will of themselves present a sufficient and a promising analysis of the volumes. They are as follow :
Vol. I.' Essay I. On the Reality of the Future State.II. On the Nature of the Future State. III. On the Danger of Future Misery.-IV. On the Attainableness of future Felicity-v. On Abandoning the VOL. XIV. N.S.
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ECLECTIC REVIEW , ,
FOR DECEMBER, 1820.
Art. I. The Religion of Mankind, in a series of Essays. By Ro.
bert Burnside, A.M. 8vo. 2 vols. pp. 1292. London, 1819. THE substantial merit of these volumes will, we have little
doubt, notwithstanding some faults by which they are encumbered, eventually obtain for them a respectable and permanent station in the ranks of our religious literature. On the first glance, the reader perceives that they are not to be confounded with the herd of books. Although the Writer has (considering the taste of the day) made a bold venture in printing nearly thirteen hundred pages of continuous discussion, somewhat abstruse in its phraseology, he will not, we are strongly of opinion, be left to regret his determination to give his labours to the world. It is apparent that these Essays are the result of many years of careful reflection; we might rather say, of a life of thoughtfulness; they bear also the marks of laborious composition, of reiterated, fastidious, and well pondered revision. We cannot doubt that there is here the whole matured product of a good and superior mind. In such a case, the critic discharges his duty under a degree of anxiety which bears a proportion, not so much to the independent value, as to the estimated intellectual cost of the production. We shall however relieve ourselves from this anxiety, and at the same time do the Author the most effectual service, by enabling our readers (as far as our limits will allow) to estimate his merits for themselves. The work consists of sixty one independent but consecutive and connected Essays. The titles of these Essays are so well digested and significant, that they will of themselves present a sufficient and a promising analysis of the volumes. They are as follow:
Vol. I." Essay I. On the Reality of the Future State.-II. On the Nature of the Future State. III. On the Danger of Future Misery.-IV. On the Attainableness of future Felicity... On Abandoning the
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