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Memoirs of Adj. Gen. Ramel 346 Quakerism, Clarkson's Portraiture
Melville's, Lord Viscount, Trial of 78 of

318, 387
Mental Recreations

82
Miseries of Human Life, Antidote to 426
Molleson's Miscellanies

253
Moore's Sermon at Rochester 81
Moore's Lives of Alberoni and Rip- Ramel, Memoirs of Adj. Gen. 346
perda
327 Rawlinson on Brewing

181
Moral Evidence, Gambier on 422 Render's German Dictionany 356

Science, Forsyth's Principles Richards's Welch Grammar 436
of
97. 211. Ripperda, Duke, Life of

327
Murray's, L. Power of Religion 277 Roberts's Mechanic's Assistant 361
Musical Grammar, Calcott's 535 Robertson's Theological Lectures 230

Roucher de Ratte's Melanges 88

Roullier's Greek Primitives in five
N.
Languages

172

Russia, Advantages of, in a contest
Napoleon, and the French under with France

278
his Empire

179

Li ary Information
Navy, Derrick's Memoirs of Royal 354 from

94. 188
Neill's Tour to Orkney and Shet- Ruth, Lawson's Lectures on 479
land
339 Ryder's Sermon at Leicester

439
Nelson, Lord, Beatty's Narrative of 447
Newman's Sermon

358
Nicholson's Vindication of the Scrip-

S.
tures

545
Nice, Ancient and Modern History Sacred Hours

276
of

497 Saurin's Sermons, translated by
Sutcliffe

47
Scenes for the Young

370
0.

Schroeter's Observations made at
Lilienthal

182
Obserrations, Schroeter's, at Lilien- Scotland, Hall's Travels in

410
thal

182. Scott's Ballads and Lyrical Pieces 374
Odell's Essay on English Elements, Sermon, Allen's, at Lynn

544
Accents and Prosody

131 -, Aspland's, for C. J. Fox 71
Oriental Customs, S. Burder's,

Belsham's, ditto

71
Vol. II.

434
Bogue's, for Lobb

440
-, Brichan's, Fast

80
Burder's, for Moody

367
P.

Cracknell's, at Hoxton 262

Dickenson's, for Bishop
Persian Verbs, Gilchrist's Theory Horsley

169
of

36
Gaskin's

168
Persius, Translation of

510

Graves's Consecration 264
Phædrus, Schwabe's Edition 280

Griffin's Fast

79
Philosophy, Natural, Bryan's Lec-

Jebb's Visitation

65
tures on

42

Kingsbury's, for Towle, and
Pinkerton's Recollections of Paris 29 Kello's Address

178
Pirie's Dissertation Hebrew

> Knox's, for the Philanthro-
Roots
523 pic Society

351
Pleading, Lawes's Treatise on 243

Moore's at Rochester 81
Poems, Laue's

546
Newman's

358
Bath's

340
Ryder's Visitation

439
Poetical Works, M'Neill's

170
Stevenson's Fast

366
Poetry, Herbert's Miscellaneous 310

S'yles's Association 266
Poet's Day

4+7

Whitaker's Charity 441
Polybius, Fragment of, translated 179

Winter's

360
Porchester, Lord, Letter to

175 Sern.ons, Brackenbury's Fifty three 10
Porson's Herodotus

224
Beduome's

531

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Sermons, Brewster's on the Acts 406 Translation of Anacreon

74
Bruiningk's translated 546

Chateaubriand

526
G. Clayton's

364
Persius

510
Draper's, on the Liturgy 418 Travels, Browne's in Africa 365. 483
Grant's

Hall's in Scotland

410
Gunn's

366

Neill's in Orkney, &c. 339
Lawson's, on Ruth 478 Triomphe de l'Evangile

376
Saurin's translated, vol. vii. 47 Twiss's Verbal Index to Shakespeare 75
Six to Jews
173 Tyerman's Sermons

542
Tyerman's

542
Van Mildert's on Infide-

V.
lity

122
Shetland and Orkney, Neill's Tour
in

339 Van Mildert's Historical View of In-
Sick Man's Employ, Fawcett's 275

fidelity (Boylean Lecture) 122
Slave Trade, New Reasons for abol-

Vaughan's Address to his Pa-
ishing

268
rishioners

81
Wilberforce's Letter

Villey, Col., Bain's Narrative of 81
on

429
Sloan's Gospel Delineated

488
Smith on Water Meadows

163

W.
Smith's, C. History of England 247
St. Asaph's, Bishop, Charge 256 Water Meadows, Smith on 165
St. David's, Bishop, Evidences of Webster's American Dictionary 82
Christianity

315 Welch Vocabulary and Grammar 436
Stevenson's Fast Sermon
366 Werneria

176
Styles's Association Sermon 266 Westring's Svenska Lafvarnas Färg-
Essay on the Stage
335 bistòria

176
Supplement, Boucher's, to Johnson's Whitaker's Sermon for the Rufuge
Dictionary
303 of the Destitute

441
Svanberg's Exposition des Opera- Whitbread, Cottingbam's Letter to 278
tions en Lapponie

370
Hale's

Do. 157
Wilberforce's Letter on the Slave
Trade

429
T.
Winter's Sermon

360

Tatham's Architectural Etchings 362
Designs for ornamental

Y.
Plate

363
Tour, Descriptive, to the Lakes 547 Young Christian's Guide, Buck's
Tracts, Bishop of London's 501 Youtb's Museum

175
450

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THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

For JANUARY, 1807.

Ουκ αρα πανε ημιν ουτω Φροντισεον ό, τι ερoυσιν οι πολλοι ημας, αλλ' οτι επάιων

FECH
των δικαιων και αδικων, ο “ΕΙΣ, και ΑΥΤΗ Η ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ.

Plato, in Critone, g 8. The prime object of our consideration is, not the suffrage of the multitude, but that of the one Great Judge of right and wrong, that of Truth itself!

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An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D. late Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic, in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen; including many of his Original Letters. By Sir William Forbes, of Pitsligo, Bart. 2 vols. pp. 850. 4to,

21. 128. 6d. extra bds. royal, 51. 5s. Longman and Co. 1806. WHEN a man of humble condition and education, who has

cultivated literature under the pressure of many disad. vantages, and perhaps distresses, comes before the public with a work which has cost him great labour, costs the purchaser but a moderate price, and communicates very necessary, or at least very useful and seasonable information, he may justly claim for the faults of his book, the very last degree of forbearance, which criticism can exercise, without surrendering its essential laws. But when a man of fortune, who had a liberal education, who has been intimate with many of the most distin-guished individuals, both in literature and rank, for forty years, who would indignantly disown any wish to raise money on the grave of his friend, who knows that an ample memoir of that friend has already been given to the public, and who adopts the easiest of all possible modes of making up volumes, publishes a splendid work, be will naturally disdain to be under any obligation to the clemency of critics. We shall therefore feel perfectly at liberty to express our honest opinion on VOL. III.

B

these volumes; and laying out of the question all the excellences which the author doubtless possesses, we shall consider him simply in the character wbich he has assumed in appearing before the public.

We cannot but earnestly wish that the present epidemical disease in literature, the custom of making very large books about individuals, may in due time find, like other diseases, some limit to its prevalence, and at length decline and disappear. What is to become of readers, if the exit of every man of some literary eminence is thus to be followed by a long array of publications, beginning with duodecimos, extending into octavos, and expanded at last into a battalion of magnificent quartos ? This is reviving to some purpose the Theban method of attacking in the form of a wedge; and we do hope the curiosity, diligence, and patience of readers will at last be completely put to the rout.

This swelling fungous kind of biography confounds' all the right proportions in which the claims and the importance of individuals should be arranged, and exhibited to the attention of the public. When a private person, whose life was marked by few striking varieties, is thus brought forward in two volumes quarto, while many an individual of modern times, who influenced the fate of nations, has been confined to a sixth part of the compass, it reminds us too much of that political rule of proportion by which Old Sarum, consisting of one house, is represented by two illustrious senators, while many very populous towns are not represented at all. If a professor of a college is to lie thus magnificently in state, what must be done for such a man as Mr. Pitt or Mr. Fox? And still more, what must be done after the exit of some persons who are at present acting their part in human affairs? The French Encyclopedie will be, in point of bulk, but a horn-book in comparison of the stupendous host of folios, which must come forth after the departure of Bonaparte and Talleyrand; provided, that is to say, that sufficient materials, in the way of paper, ink, &c., can then be obtained wherewithal to furnish out this mighty blazon of monumental history. And by the way, the makers of paper will do well to take the bint from us, and have their warehouses ready for the event which will happen sooner or later in their favour, though to the confusion and dismay of the most courageous and indefatigable readers. As to reviewers, the most industrious and incorruptible of all the servants of the public, they will then have the plea of absolute necessity for resorting to the practice of which they have sometimes been most unrighteously accused, that of reviewing books without inspecting them.

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