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Jefferson,
Archd acon,

Lives of E. and J. Phillips,
Charge to the Clergy .. 99 by Godwin

257
Johnson, Dr Cowper's Po. Love and Horror, & Ro-
ems, Vol. iij.csi.
127

104
Johnston, R. Travels in
Russia and Poland

550

Journal on Board the Belle-

M.

rophon, by Lieut. Bower-
bank

106 Macaulay, Z. Letter to the

Duke of Gloucester .... 341
Maltby, Dr. New Edition

of Morell's Lexicon .... 453
Mant, Dr. Scott and Bid.

dulpb in Answer to .... 225
Key to Gregory's Arith.

Manual of Latin Grammar,
metic

108

by Dr. J. P. Smith 454

Marsh, E. G. Serinons be-

fore the University of

L.

Oxford ...

113

Maturin, Rev. R. C. Ber-
Lacey, H. Principal Events

tram, a Tragedy

502
in the Life of Moses 109 Memoir of Sir Peter Parker 599
Le Grice, The Proofs of the

Merlet, P. F. Synopsis of
Spirit, a Sermon
214 French Grammar

560

Letter on the Game Laws 74

Monthly List of Publicati.

to a Lady of Fashion

ons 109, 220, 337, 447, 561,
at Paris...
333

673
Lord Elgin's to the Moore, J. History of the
Editor of the Edinburgh

Small Pox

559

Review ...

394 More, Miss H. Essay on the

Postscript

Character of St. Paul 86

to

ib. Morgan, W. Life of Dr.

to the Duke of Glo.

Price

136

cester, by 2. Macaulay 341

Moses, principal Events in

to Mr. Wilberforce, the Life of, by H. Lacey 109

- by Dr. Thorpe...... ib. Murphy, A. B. Mother's

from a Rector to his

Dictionary

555

Curate on the Bible So.
ciety ....

534

Letters, Substance of, from

N.

Paris, by Hobhouse... 621

to his Kinsfolks, Napoleon, Journal of his

Paul's

421

Stay on Board the Belle-

Liberty, Civil and Religi-

rophon, by Bowerbank 106

ous, by a Friend to both 203

Substance of Let.

Life of Dr. Price, by W. ters on the last Reign of,

Morgan

136 by Hobhouse

621

Lindsay, D. Chronicles of

Natural History of Quadru-

Scotland ..

81 peds ..

556

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Thoughts on the Abolition

of the Slave Trade .... 341

Townsend, Rev. G. Arma-

geddon, a Poem ...... 591

Travels, Johnston's, in Rus-

sia and Poland .... 550

Salt's, in Abyssinia 467

at Home, and Voy-

ages by the Fire-side

334

Treasure of Devotion, by

Battaglia

375

Tweddell, John, Remains
of the late...

393

U.

Sermon, Assize, by the
Rev. F. Iremonger 537

on Revivalism, by
Le Grice.

214
by a Clergyman

of the Archdeaconry of

Exeter

667

Sermons, before Oxford

University, by Marsh .. 113

Cam-

bridge University, by
Sharpe..

615
Shaw, L. O. The Duel, a

Satirical Poem ... 219

Shelley, P. B, Alastor, a

Poem

545

Siege of Corinth and Pari-

sina, by Lord Byron 430

Sismondi, De la Literature

du Midi de l'Europe 24, 182

Slave Trade, eight Pam-

phlets on the

341

Small Pox, History of the,

by J. Moore.... 559
Smith, J. P. Manual of La-
tin Grammar

454
Speech on the Catholic

Claims, by Sir J. C. Hip-
pisley

515
in the Cause Gu-
thrie v. Sterne, by Phil-
Jips

106

St. Paul, Miss More on the

Character of ................ 86

Synopsis of French Gram-

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Wanderer in Norway, by
Dr. T. Brown

437

Waterloo, Cobbold's Ode on 217

Walker's Baliad

441

Whittaker, Rev. G. Gram-
matical Figures

558

Wilson, Rev. H. B. History

of Merchant Taylors'

School ...

.. 388

R. Enquiry into the
high Price of Corn 94

Woodcock, Rev. H. An-

swer to Mr. Gisborne .. 436

Worsley, J. French Delec-
tus

557

445

Thorpe, Dr. Letter to Mr.

Wilbertorce.

341

Reply “ Point

by Point”

ib.

Postscript

to the

ib.

THE BRITISH CRITIC, ,

FOR JANUARY, 1816.

Art. I. An Inquiry into the Integrity of the Greek Vulgate

or Received Text of the New Testament; in which the Greek Manuscripts are newly classed, the Integrity of the Authorised Text vindicated, and the various Readings traced to their Origin. By the Rev. Frederick Nolan; Presbyter of the United Church. 8vo. .576 pp. 16s.

8vo. .576 pp. 163. Rivingtons. 1815. IT has been objected, and with a sufficient degree of justice, both to the writers and to the readers of the present day, that they are ever disinclined to enter into the labour of investigation themselves, but are contented to rely upon the industry and to trust to the fidelity of their predecessors: sis Toluc nov TÉTOY. Tab. It is therefore with peculiarpleasure that we introduce to the learned world a volume, which is of itself sufficient to relieve the age in which we live from so severe a charge, and to prove that there is one man at least among us, who, in the ardour of investigation and in the depth of original research, will yield to no The ologian of ancient days.

Mr.Nolan's reputation as a Theologian, is already established by his work ou the OPERATIONS OF THE HOLY Ghost, published at the close of the year 1813. After such an exertion of talent, most men would have allowed themselves some little relaxation, or had they engaged without respite in further literary pursuits, would have selected an object on which it would not be necessary to bestow uncommon exertion. In both these respects our author's devoteduess to his professional studies, led him to a different course ; for the foundation of the work now before us was laid in our own pages iu February, 1814, and our introductory observation fully expresses our sense of the arduousness of the undertaking. As to the success which has attended his labours in the present instance, we are on many considerations restrained from obtruding upon our learned readers any premature conclu. sions of our own, but without incurring the imputation of partia

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lity, we shall be permitted, we trust, to assume thus much in our author's behalf that there can be but one opinion as to the industry, the accuracy and the ingenuity displayed in so extraordinary a manier throughout the volume an opinion which we confidently promise ourselves will not only be privately entertained, but publicly demonstrated. But without further preface, we shall lay before our readers an historical sketch of the investigations previously made into the state of the Received Text of Scripture, as no unsuitable introduction to what has been done by Mr. Nolan.

The early efforts of every art, necessarily superficial, admit of an easy description. The first essay, in sacred criticism conmenced under the patronage of that distinguished prelate Cardinal Ximenes, who undertook at the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Complutensian Polyglott. Fifteen years were employedin compiling this great work, forty-two persons, eminent for their learning, having been maintained at a considerable expence in preparing it for publication. In executing this task, there was little room for the exercise of conjectural or emendatory criticism. The editors undertook the work expressly with the design of following the most antient manuscripts, with a religious exactness ; having been supplied by Leo X. with seven of the most valuable copies in the Vatican library; and they accomplished the work agreeably to its intention. A manuscript, in the Bodleian library, which Dr. Mill found in Archbishop Laud's collection, harmonises with the Complutensian text in so extraordinary a degree, as to justify the supposition, that they have been respectively taken from the same exemplar. The fidelity of this edition to the original from whence it was copied gives it the authority of a manuscript, and so highly has it been estimated, for the purity of its text, that many critics have given it the preference to the received text of our printed editions. The most striking peculiarity of this edition, is the celebrated verse containing the heavenly witnesses, 1 John v. 7. which lias been the subject of so much learned discussion ; but the opinion of every unbiassed person now rests in the conviction, that it retains this verse merely as a translation from the Latin Vulgate.

The publication of this great and celebrated work was anticipated by the third edition of Erasmus, who undertook to settle the text, on the testimony of the Greek and Latin Vulgate, and who consequently produced that edition from which the received text deviates in no reading of the least importance. The manuscript which formed the exemplar of this text is still extant, having been discovered by Griesbach in the British Museum ; and froin a collation of that accurate critic it appears, that Erasmus, who eutrusted the revisal of the press to Ecolampadius, adhered very

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