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PAGE ABBOTSFORD, and Newstead Abbey. By the author of The Sketch Book

142 Abdy's Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America. 89 Abstract of Evidence before the Select Committee appointed by Parliament to enquire into the extent, causes, &c., of the prevailing vice of Intoxication

283 American Almanack and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the year 1835 257 Amulet, The

491 Annuals, Illustrations to the

412 Beattie's Switzerland .

236 Blackburn's Salvation of Britain Introductory to the Conversion of the World. 297 Black's Church its own Enemy, being an Answer to the Pamphlets of the Rev. Dr. Chalmers

84 Boothroyd's Holy Bible .

332 Broadhurst's Letter to Lord Melbourne on the Irish Church and Irish Tithes 151 Brougham's (Lord) Discourse of Natural Theology

165 Brockedon's Road Book from London to Naples

231 Christian Keepsake, The, for 1836 :

340 Church, The; a Dialogue between John Brown and William Mason

157 Colton's Tour of the American Lakes, and among the Indians of the ni w. ierritory

257 Condensed Commentary and Family Exposition of the Holy Bible .

332 Conder's Dictionary of Geography

217 Italy.

221 Dick's Dissertation on Church Polity

157 Delamotte's Characters of Trees .

304 Forget-me-Not, The

491 Friendship’s Offering, The

491 Grecian Sculpture, comprising a Series of Engravings of the most celebrated specimens of ancient art

432 Harding's Elementary Art

316 Harris's Great Teacher .

460 Hetherington's Fulness of Time

349 Hoppus's Ireland's Misery and Remedy, &c, a Discourse delivered before the London Association of Congregational Ministers, &c.

318 Horne's Protestant Memorial, for the Commemoration, on the 4th day of October, 1835, of the Third Centenary of the Reformation

204 Hoskins's Travels in Ethiopia .

509 Howard's Remarks on the erroneous Opinions entertained respecting the Catholic

Religion
Innes's Letter to lord Glenelg, Secretary of State for the Colonies

375 Irish Church. The Reform Association, to the Reformers of England, Scotland, and Wales

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Jay's Slavery in America, &c., with an Introduction by S. H. Cox, D.D.
Kaye's, Dr., Bishop of Lincoln, account of the Writings and Opinions of Clement

of Alexandria

307

257

Latrobe's Rambler in North Ainerica, 1832, 33
Law, Practice, and Principles of. Church

Rates

, being a report of a Vestry Meeting in Louth, Oct. 2d, 1834, when a Church-rate was refused . Lawrance's Geology in 1835 Leifchild's Memoir of the late Rev. Joseph Hughes, A.M. Lewis's Sketches and Drawings of the Alhambra

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Lindley's and Hutton's Fossil Flora of Great Britain .
Literary Intelligence :

87, 164, 254, 348, 527 Lives of the most eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Italy, Spain, and Por

tugal, Vols. I. and II., (Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, Nos. 63, and 71.) 474 Loudon's Arboretum Britannicum, or the Hardy Trees of Britain, native and foreign

304 Mandeville's, Viscount, Horæ Hebraicæ

405 Matthews's Practical Guide to Executors and Administrators

199 Memoirs of John Frederick Oberlin

86 Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, by his widow

189 Mendham's Memoirs of the Council of Treni

, principally derived from Manuscripts and unpublished Records

1 New England and her Institutions. By one of her sons

257 North American Review, No. 87; Art. Life of G, D. Boardman

57 Oriental Annual, The

491

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Parsons's Memoirs of American Missionaries
Penitentiaries (United States). Report of William Crawford, Esq., on the Peni-

tentiaries of the United States
Picture of the New Town of Herne Bay. By a Lady
Posthumous Letters of the Rev. Rabshakeh Gathercoal

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Retzsch's Outlines to Shakspeare, second series

48 Umrisse zu Schiller's Lied von der Glocke. Outlines to Schiller's Song of the Bell

48 Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha. By the Author of Vathek

127 Riland's Antichrist; Papal, Protestant, and Infidel

318 Ritchie's Journey to St. Petersburgh and Moscow, (Picturesque Annual)

491 Roberts's, Miss, Scenes and Characteristics of Hindoostan

414 Roscoe's Tourist in Spain, (Landscape Annual)

491 Rudiments of Trees, from Nature :

304 Sacred Classics. Vol. XIX. Knox's Christian Philosophy

241 Vol. XX. Selections from Rev. John Howe's Works

241 Saffery's Poems on Sacred Subjects

247 Scriptural Unity of the Protestant Churches exhibited in their published con

78 Second Address of the Annual Assembly of the Congregational Union of Englanå and Wales

78 Silver's Memorial to his Majesty's Government on the danger of intermeddling with Church-rates

519 Specimens of the Table-Talk of the late Samuel Tayior Coleridge

135 Statement relative to church accommodation in Scotland

84 Styles's, Dr., Ministerial Solicitude and Fidelity, a Farewell Sermon addressed to the congregation of Holland Chapel

434 Styles's, R., Poems

411 Taylor, the whole Works of the right Rev. Jeremy

358 Temperance Tracts, British and Foreign

283 Testamentary Counsels and Hints to Christians on the right distribution of their Property by Will

199 Thomas Johnson's reasons for Dissenting from the Established Church

157 Treasury Bible, The

832 Williams's Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings of Sir Matthew Hale. 185 Winkles's Cathedrals

317 Works recently published

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THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

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For JULY, 1835.

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Art. I.-1. Memoirs of the Council of Trent; principally derived

from Manuscript and unpublished Records, namely, Histories, Diaries, Letters, and other Documents of the leading Actors in that Assembly. With Plates. By the Rev. Joseph Mendham,

M.A. 8vo. pp. xxxii. 380. Price 14s. London, 1834. 2. Remarks on the erroneous Opinions entertained respecting the Ca

tholic Religion. A New Edition. By Henry Howard, Esq. 8vo.

pp. 16. London, (gratis,) 1829. THI 'HIS volume, the production of a learned Protestant clergy

man, exhibits the startling novelty of a Dedication to the Pope; but it is one which will not procure for the Author the favour of his Holiness, or protect his book against being placed in the Judex Expurgatoricis of the Court of Rome. We shall gratify the curiosity of our readers by transcribing it.

* To Gregory XVI., Sovereign and Pontiff of Rome, to whom it is competent to attempt the only means, which, if adopted, would be effectual, of exonerating his Church from the continued charge of superstition and idolatry, of perfidy, cruelty, and assumed dominion over secular sovereigns, by calling a council, for the express purpose of condemning and abolishing every enormity which classes itself under those offensive heads; the present Memoirs of a Council, to which,

with others, they are principally indebted for their origin or establish12 ment, are not irreverently addressed by one of the best wishers to his temporal and eternal welfare, The AUTHOR.' If Mr. Mendham were not much too grave a person

be suspected of intending a joke, we should have supposed that this page of his work was meant in burlesque. The Christian world has seen enough of councils, to know that nothing good is likely

VOL. XIV.-X.S.

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ever to proceed from them; and as to the present reigning supreme Pontiff, his infallibility would be exerted for no other purpose than the upholding of every enormity of the Papal system. Mr. Mendham has given, in his Appendix, a copy of the original edition of the Encyclical Letter of Gregory XVI., obtained, not without difficulty, from Rome; and the contents, he remarks, ' will demonstrate in what form and degree the doctrine defined

and established by the last (and likely ever to be the last) Ge• neral Council of the Roman Church, is at this day professed, published, and inculcated by the Supreme Head and Organ of • its Faith ; and how far the indulgent, but not eminently sa

gacious opinion is well founded, that the Faith of Romanists is changed or improved ; an opinion against which not only the whole Papal hierarchy and clergy, but Francis Plowden, and Charles Butler, Esqrs., reclaim. In this Pontifical Manifesto, of which we regret that an English Translation is not given, the worthy successor of the Piuses, and Pauls, and Leos of the darkest ages, thus raves against the sacred rights of liberty of conscience.

Atque ex hoc putidissimo INDIFFERENTISNI fonte absurda illa fluit ac erronea sententia, seu potius deliramentum, asserendam esse ac vindicandam cuilibet LIBERTATEM CONSCIENTIÆ. Cui quidem pestilentissimo errori viam sternit plena illa, atque immoderata libertas opinionum, quæ in sacræ, et civilis rei labem late grassatur, dictitantibus per summam impudentiam nonnullis, aliquid ex ea commodi in Religionem ebat Augustinus. quæ pejor mors animæ, quam libertas erroris ? ingura

.'* Again, as to the liberty of the press.

Huc spectat deterrima illa, ac numquam satis exsecranda et detestabilis libertas artis librariæ ad scripta qualibet edenda in vulgus, quam tanto convicio audent nonnulli efflagitare ac promovere. Perhorrescimus, Venerabiles Fratres, intuentes, quibus monstris doctrinarum, seu potius quibus errorum portentis obruamur, quæ longe ac late ubique disseminantur ingenti librorum multitudine, libellisque, et scriptis mole quidem eriguis, malitia tamen permagnis, e quibus maledictionem egressam illacrymamur super faciem terræ. Sunt tamen, prok dolor ! qui eo impudentiæ abripiantur, ut asserant pugnaciter, hanc

* • From this polluted fountain of “ Indifference," flows that absurd and erroneous doctrine, or rather raving, in favour and in defence of “ liberty of conscience ;" for which most pestilential error, the course is opened by that entire and wild liberty of opinion, which is everywhere attempting the overthrow of religious and civil institutions ; and which the unblushing impudence of some has held forth as an advantage to religion. “ But what,” exclaimed St. Augustine, “what worse death to the soul than freedom in error ?"

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