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ticularly to Mrs. Hannah More's Strictures on Female Education
(to which the Bishop in the ardour of his friendly admiration has paid
the most animated but rather overcharged compliments) indicates
a degree of returning seriousness, and that some good impression has
been made on ihe public mind.

Our clergy will do right to ascertain how far this is the case; and
if it appears that these omens of good are well founded, we need not
add that it is their duty to improve the circumstance, and to follow
úp the advantage gained over the enemy of our faith by their lay
brethren ; that our church may lose its fears of subversion, and the
nation cherish, under all its difficulties, the pleasing hope of being.
saved and exalted.
Art. 24. A Charge delivered by William Lord Bishop of Chester, to
'the Clergy of his Diocese, and published at their Request. 4to.

18. Rivingtons. 1799
So many are the topics introduced into this able episcopal charge,
that it is impossible for us, within the limits to which we are forced
to confine ourselves, barely to notice them. The learned and pious
Bishop judiciously reviews and comments on the particular state and
circumstances of his diocese, as well as on the general aspect of the
national church. He compliments those of his clergy who have
exhibited their attachment to sound religious and social principles,
from the press as well as from the pulpit, and praises them in general
for the calm and unshaken regard which they have manifested for
their clerical character. With becoming seriousness, he calls their
attention to the danger that threatens this country from a pational
depravity,' which, he says, is apparently advancing by neither slow
nor secret stepsja general deterioration in the moral and religious
conduct in the body of the country collectively viewed ;---that melan.
choly abondonment of better habits, which God has in no case per-
mitted to go finally unpunished in his moral government of any

Towards the conclusion, he notices in a very proper way, the
senseless efforts of certain enthusiasts, who are continually applying
the scriptural prophecies to the occurrences of the present times. Not
unfrequently, men otherwise sensible and judicious have countenanced.
this indiscretion. In opposition to such a practise, we are happy to
quote the Bishop of Chester :

· I am clearly of opinion, that from the prophetical books, to which the extraordinary events now passing on earth naturally turn the attention of every religious mind, no expectation can reasonably be deduced that the prophecies yet unfulfilled are drawing to a speedy completion. The objects are there presented to the view in so indistinct a form, that the most penetrating eye can 5 see men only as, trees walking."

The learned Bishop exhorts us at large not to depend on the inter-, position of Providence in our behalf, from any comparative view of our religion and morality, but to see that we bring forth such fruit as may be expected from a people so favoured by #caven.

DO * See page 410. of this Review, 5*



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- Art. 25. A Sermon on the Duties of the younge By Hugh - Blair,

D.Ú. F. R. S. Edinburgh. : One of the Ministers of the High Church, &c. Professor of Rhetoric, &c. in the University of Edinburgh. 12mo. Is., Cadell jun., and Davies,

Reprinted from Dr. B.'s well known and much applauded volumes. The following motive for shis republication of a single discourse, from the Doctor's collection, is thus assigned in the editor's advertisément :this sermon is published separately for the use of schools, at the request of several persons of character, as containing much excellent instruction, properly adapted to the youth of both sexes.'

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LAW. Art. 26. Trial for Adultery. The Whole Proceedings on the

Trial of John Bellenger Gawler, Esq. for Criminal Conversation with Lady Valentia, in the Court of King's Bench, before Lord Kenyon. Svo. ' 25. 6d. Downes. 1799.

As Lord Kenyon is confessedly the best Reviewer in cases of this nature, to his Lordship’s judgment we respectfully refer on this occasion; and we shall only add, with regard to the proceedings before us, that the Jury appear to have acted with great propriety when they adjuged 2000l. damages to the R.H. plaintiff, George Annesley, Viscount Valentia, of the kingdom of Ireland.

This copy of the proceedings, taken in short-hand, "is dated at the bottom of the verdict, May 19, 1796. Art. 27. A Collection of Decrees by the Court of Exclequer in Tithe

Causes, from the Usurpation to the present Time, carefully extracted from the Books of Decrees and Orders of the Court of Exchequer, by the Permission of the Court, and arranged in Chronological Order. With Tables of the Names of the Cases, and the Contents. By Hutton Wood, one of the Six Clerks of the Courts of Exchequer. 4 Vols. Royal 8vo. Pp. 600 in each Vol. 31. Boards. Robinsons. . In a former Review, (vol. xxvi. N. S. p. 448,) we announced the appearance of a part of this publication, and then gave a promise of entering more minutely into its merits when the work should be completed; Mr. Wood has now accomplished his undertaking, and has presented to the public a Collection of Deciees in Tithe-Causes, from the Usurpation to the year 1797. As the performance, how ever, (at least as far as its author is concerned,) is altogether a com pilation, accuracy in the extracts, or the want .of it, must be its chief characteristic ; and without departing from the truth, we can assert that Mr. W. is by no means deficient in this indispensable requisite.

The plan of the publication seems liable to objections. The same matter is in course repeated, as the same question is more than once agitated in so long a period of years. The substance of the Plaintiff's Bill, and of the Defendant's Answer, together with the material allegations contained in the pleadings, must very often, from the nature of the proceedings, be the same, or distinguished only by the slightest variations; yet, in conformity to the author's plan, these samenesses or similarities must be repeated toties quoties. A Table of Contents is sudjoined to each volume: but would not the accommodation of the reader have been better consulted by incorporating them? The work, as it appears to us, contains valuable materials for an history and explanation of the law of Titlics, and as such will be found acceptable to any gentleman of the profession who has so. useful an undertaking in view ; and it will also furnish precedents and authorities to the practising lawyer. If, however, Mr. Wood had reduced the size of his production, and had exercised the judgment necessary for a selection, instead of merely the diligence requisite for a compilation, he would have consulted his reputation more, and conferred an higher obligation on the public.


The first volume reaches from the year 1650 to 1714 ; the second extends from the beginning of the reign of George I. to the end of the following reign ; the third from the beginning of the reign of his present Majesty to the year 1776; and the fourth includes the period from 1776 to 1797.

S.R. Art. 28. The Crown Circuit Companion ; containing the Practice at

the Assizes on the Crown Side, and of the Courts of General and General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, also of Oyer and Terminer, for London and Middlesex : including a Collection of useful and modern Precedents of Indictments and Informations in Criminal Cases, as well at Common Law as those created by Statute ; wherein likewise so much of the Common and Statute Law is set forth, as to shew the several Offences, the Offender's Punishment; and in what Cases Felons are to have or not to have the Benefit of Clergy; with References to the printed Authorities. To which are added, The Clerk of Assize's Circuit Companion, with Tables of Fees of the Officers belonging to the Judges, the Clerks of Assize, and Associates on the several Circuits ; and also the Duty of the Sheriffs and their Officers, &c. The Seventh Edition, considerably enlarged and improved, with Additional References to modern Authorities. By Thomas Dogherty of Clifford's-Inn. 8vo. Pp. 880. 108. 6d. Boards. Brooke. 1799.

We have transcribed the whole of this circumstantial title-page, because it gives a fair view of the contents of the large and useful volume accompanying it; which was originally published in 1739 by Messrs. Stubbs and Talmash ; and repeated impressions of which have since been demanded by the profession, from an experience of its usefulness and accuracy. To the present edition, inany important additions have been made, both in the Precedents, and in that part of the work which is entitled the Doctrine of Indictments : indeed, so much necessary information is conveyed in every page, that it may with propriety be considered as a Vade Mecum to every gentleman who attends a circuit or sessions.

S.R Art. 29. Tbe Reports of the Most Learned Sir Edmund Saunders, Kat.

late Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, of several Pleadings and Cases in the Court of King's Bench in the Reign of King Charles the Second, With Three Tables; the First of the Names



of the Cases : the second, of the Matters contained in the pleado
ince; and the Third, of the Principal Matters contained in the
Cases. The Third Edition, with Notes and References to the
a Pieadings and Cases, by John Williains, Serjeant at Law. Royal

Has: 2 Vols. Vol. ist. 185. Boards. Cadell jun. and Davies.

These reports were originally published in Law French in the
year 1 686, and in 1722 they were re-printed, with a translation of the
cases, but not of the entries. The work has always been greatly esteemed
by the profession, because the decisions are principally on points of
pleading, and are reported in a clear and concise manner. The
entries, which are now first translated from the Latin, are in general
very good, and they particularly merit attention, because objec-
tions were made to several parts of them, which were discussed and
decided, and those decisions have been in a great measure observed
from that time; a circumstance which renders the present publica-
tion a valuable collection of precedents, as well as of reports.

Mr. Williams has not only translated the entries into English, but
has in many instances subjoined notes; in which he has explained,
from authorities, the grounds and principles on which the rules of
pleading are founded. He has also in several cases illustrated those rules
by practical examples, and has pointed out the difference, where any
such exists, between the present mode of pleading and that which
was adopted in the original entry. The value of the publication- is
likewise considerably enhanced by the learned serjeant having added
notes to the cases, which contain judicious and discriminated obser-
vations, and most of the authorities both antient and modern.

In the course of our labours, we have had too many opportunities
of remarking that law editors send works from the press with few
alterations, and in course with very little improvements; there are
however exceptions to this observation, which we have noticed with
pleasure and in terms of commendation ;--we have not been insensible,
to the merits of the anonymous editor of Plowden, nor to the highly.
valuable additions made to Peere Williams by Mr. Coxe. Among
these improved editions, we may now safely place the present work,
which manifests in no common degree the learning, diligence, and , 3
judgment of the editor. We look forwards with pieasure to the re...
maining volume, and shall resume our aecount when it makes its

Art. 30. A Treatise on the Law of Mortgages ; the Fourth Edition,

revised, corrected, and greatly enlarged ; together with an Api
pendix, of Precedents. "By John Joseph Powell, of the Middle
Temple, Esq. "Barrister at Law. : 2 Vols. 8vo. pp. 1250 18s.
Boards. ' Butterworth. 1799.

Though we by no means make it a constant practice to notice
merely new editions of books, yet, when the additions or improved
ments introduced are considerable, we think it a debt of justice w si
the author and our readers to mention such a circumstancer-lhiss
reason has induced us to give a place to the fourth editiautofithe)
Law of Mortgages : the first appeared in the year 1785, and an ac-
Rev. Dec. 1799.


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count of it was inserted in our 8oth volume, p. 69. To the present great accessions have been made, and the author has spared no painis to render his work as valuable as the nature of his subject would admit. This subject, too, is of very extensive concern, for there are few considerable estates in the kingdom, which have not at some time been bound in the legal fetters of mortgage.--As there is no circumstance in the alienation of property which more enibarrasses the practical conveyancer, in relation to mortgages or purchases, than that which belongs to the application of purchase money, the author has judiciously introduced a new chapter on this important topic ; and some new observations are added on the nature and use of outstanding terms.

Mr. Powell has on the present occasion considered the degree in which judgments attach on legal and equitable estates; which leads him to a discussion as to the instances in which a purchaser, with express notice of a judgment, is liable to execution awarded there. upon.- A modern adjudication, (observes Mr. P. in his preface,) in the court of Chancery having occurred, in which the doctrine before unanimously received, “that a purchaser for a valuable consideration may, in a court of equity, protect himself from any discovery, if he denies notice,” has been considerably shaken ; the author has been necessarily led by his subject into an examination of the foundation of this rule, and the extent of its application.'

The nature and extent of the husband's right to incumber or assign the personal property of his wife, vested in trustecs, is also discussed in this work: and a distinction is submitted by the author as prevailing between leasehold property and money so circumstanced. In this edition, are likewise inserted such cases as had before escaped Mr. Powell's researches, and such as have been since decided, relative to the subject of mortgages ; and some precedents of mortgages are given by way of appendix.

Such are the additions and improvements that the reader may expect to find in this publication, which is increased from one to two 8vo. volumes ; and in which may be discovered proofs of diligent inquiry and discriminating judgment, equal to those which we have observed in the other productions of this gentleman.

S.R. · Art. 31. The Solicitor's Instructor in Parliament, concerning Estate

Bills and Inclosure Bills, containing the standing Orders of both Houses of Parliament relative thereto, with plain and methodical Directions for passing such Bills ; to which is added an Appendix of the various Forms of Proceedings, namely, Notices, Petitions, Orders, Breviats, Affidavits, Letters of Attorney, State of Property, Certificate, Tables of Fees to be taken by the Officers of both Houses of Parliament, and Bills of Costs, &c. By Charles Thomas Ellis, of the Inner Temple, Solicitor. 8vo. Pp. 140. 35. Boards. Butterworth. 1799.

As it is frequently necessary to apply to parliament for the purpose of removing certain restrictions from estates, or of giving additional powers to tenants, which cannot be done by the ordipary judges either in common law or equity; and as applications are often made to parliament for power to inclose open fields; a collection of the

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