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with doctrinal truth as connected with the wants and feelings of the beart, or what is termed experience; while there is so much judgement displayed in the exhibition of Scripture doctrines, that numbers of clerical functionaries whio shudder at Calvinism, have, we believe, availed themselves of the Author's neat and portable volumes for their Sunday's duty, with entire satisfaction, And, as Sermons, they are also interesting. This is a great matter, especially in addresses which are to be read under all the disadvantages attendant upon reading the composition of another; disadvantages which constitute the material difference between speaking and reading a speech, - preaching aod reading a sermon. It must not be concealed that there is a great deal of what is termed par excellence preaching, preaching without notes, which is very far from interesting it is orthodox, academical, logical, but dry; or it is dry and vapid, without being either logical, academical, or characteristically orthodox.
Robert Robinson used to say, that the old women of bis congregation taught bim how to preach, by the questions they would put to him in their cottages. We believe that it is in the cottage, rather than in the academy, that the art of preaching is to be studied. Not that an uneducated man is likely to be on that account the more simple or the more interesting preacher. So far from it, that the best educated are often, in their style of address, the most plain, the most intelligible. There is a dig nified familiarity of manner which marks the well-bred mind. But although the materials of public teaching must be obtained by means of study, the best mode of efficiently conveying instruction, is to be learned only by intercourse with those whom we wish to benefit. If we had more exemplary pastors, we should have more efficient preachers.
But we are insensibly straying into discussions foreign from our présent purpose. We have only to add, with regard to the Collects which form about a third of the present volume, that they may be serviceable as specimens of the manner in which it seems always desirable to advert, in the concluding prayer, to the subject and leading ideas of the preceding 'discourse; and we recommend their adoption to those persons whose long continued habits of adhering to a form of prayer; renders such assistance indispensable. But the term Collect, which seems to point out for what class they are primarily designed, may per. haps suggest a disadvantageulis comparison. Praying and writing prayers, are processes of thought still more dissimilar than preaching and writing sermons; and this may be the reason why, as we think, the Author's Sermons are superior to his Collects. Mr. Burder is not, we apprehend, much in the habit of writing prayers. And rather than hear recited the inost finished composition, who would not hear a good man, ahbough' in but indifferent language, pray?
Art. X. A Letter to the Editor of the Quarterly Review. By William
Parnell, Esq. M. P. Third Edition. 8vo. pp. 32. Dublin. 1820. IT is not our province to interfere between Authors and their
Reviewers; but those of our readers who felt any interest excited by the extracts we gave from the tale of Maurice and Berghetta in our Number for September last, will thank us for recommending to their attention the additional information relative to the affairs of Ireland, contained in this Letter of its subsequently avowed Author. At the time we read and formed our judgement of the work, we 'had obtained no information of its Author, and were therefore under the necessity of passing sentence upon its merits, without that due regard to the Author's party and private sentiments, secret history, and trade connexions, which the modern policy of reviewing dictates. It is not the first occasion on which we have had to lament the humble and retired station which we occupy, on account of its precluding our being aware of balf the private reasons which, on an Author's entré, should regulate the manner of our receiving him. We had no suspicion, for instance, till we saw the article on Maurice and Berghetta in the Quarterly Review, what a mistake we had made in bestowing that commendation on the anonymous performance, which, prima facie, it seemed to de serve. Its Author belongs to the Parliamentary party termed the Opposition, and it is well known that all the talent of the country is engrossed by the other side, the Masters of the Quarterly Review and its Editor! How could Mr. Parnell think of writing a tale about Ireland, without dedicating it to Lord Castlereagh?
As to what lie says of the article in which his work was despatched, that it was written with some misrepresentation, 'some virulence, and a little vulgarity;' it may be so. And it may be true that, as he says, 'the Quarterly Review has the • interests of political party more at heart than those of literature.'
We will not dispute either assertion. But when he adds bis opinion, that if the Editor of the Quarterly Review • would carefully free its pages from these faults, it would be a
publication creditable to the age,' we must tell bim, that he does not understand these matters, or he would never have put such an if. The Editor has no more power to keep that Journal free from such faults, than we have inclination to be guilty of them.
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additions made by the author, and he Shortly will be published, Outlines of continued by the editor to the present - Midwifery, developing its principles and time. practice, By: J. T. Conquest, M. D.
In the press, F. L. S. &c.
Letters from Mrs. Delany, Widow of In the press, Szomortality; a Poem : Doctor Patrick Delany, to Mrs. Frances To which is addeci, The Pastur.
Hamilton, from the year 1779, to the In the press, The Constitution, Order, year 1735, comprising many onpublishand Discipline of a New Testament ed and interesting Anecdotes of their *Church. By John Chamberlaiu, Mig. Jate Majesties and the Royal Family. sionary in India.
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Dawson Turner, Esq. will soon pub npkilown. By Chevalier Johnstone, Pish, an Account of a Tour in Normandy, Aid-de-Camp to Prince Edward Charles 'chiefly for investigating its architectual Stettart, and Lord George Murray: sotiquities, in two royal octavo volumes, With an account of his subsequent Adillustrated by numerous engravings. venlures in Scotland, England, Holland,
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lege at Paris. Prince Hoare, Esq. is printing, in a Leters writion during a Tour through quarto rolame, Memoirs of Granville Normandy, Brittany, and other parts of Sharp, Esq.; with Observations on Mr. France, in 1818; including local and Sarp's Biblical Coiticisms. By the historical descriptions, with remarks on Bishop of St. Bavid.
the manners and character of the peoMr. Keats, author of Endymion, has' ple. By Mrs. Charles Stothard. With a rolume of Poems in the press.
numerous engravings, after drawings by The Rev. H. K. Bonney will publinh, Charles Stuthard, F. S. A. ir the course of the summer, Historic Letters written for the port and not Notices in reference to Futheringhay, in for the Press, will shortly appear in pust an octavo volume, with engravings by Evo. Storer.
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