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nished specimens of their doctrines, and breathe a spirit of piety, in language that is manner of preaching. The selections depend zealous but not intemperate, ardent but not entirely upon the will or fancy of the short- enthusiastic, and animated without wild hand writers who attend the chapels for the extravagance. Few expressions appear in purpose of taking down what is delivered.
any, which so overstep the bounds of moTo the members of the Methodist society, deration and prudence, as to compel their the individuals who compose their congre- authors to ask the aid of hyperbole, to' gations, and to all such as are attached to justify the extremes into which they have the doctrines they inculcate, this promises been hurried. In arrangement and classi. fair to be an interesting publication. We fication, perhaps, some beneficial alterations have not had an opportunity of consulting might be made, but this is a subject of many of those preachers whose discourses minor consideration. As the volume now are thus published, as to the fidelity with stands, it is a neat and valuable collection, which their sermons have been reported; of hymns. but, so far as our observations extend, we have no reason to believe that any one will have much reason to complain of misrepre- Review.- The Pilgrim's Progress, from sentation.
this World to that which is to Come, 8c.
By John Bunyan. 12mo. pp. 378. REVIEW.- Village Hymns for the promo
Religious Truct Society, London. 1831. tion of Religious Revivals, original and To say that this is a new edition, will exselected. By the Rev. Asaheł Nettle- cite very little surprise among any of our ton, M.A., Connecticut. 18mo. pp. 600. readers, for most of them know that this,
Westley and Davis, London. 1832. book has had more new editions than ever This compilation is of American origin, its author had new coats. It may, perhaps, where it has been in extensive circulation be doubted, if any other book which Engfor several years.
By the Rev. Austin land has ever yet produced, has obtained Dickinson it has lately been brought across
so extensive a circulation as this beautiful the Atlantic, and under his superintendence allegory; and we may add, that we scarcely an edition now appears in English type.
know any one more deserving of this popu, We are informed in the preface, that lar honour. about one hundred of these hymns are ori
This edition is neatly got up, has
many ginal ; others are collected from American well-executed and appropriate engravings, compositions, which have long appeared in
with occasional notes in the margin. Ex. other publications; and many are from ternally it is decorated with a gilt label; Watts, Doddridge, Cowper, Newton, and
and few persons need be told, that the other celebrated authors of
Pilgrim's Progress is nearly all gold within. country.
Why these hymns should appear in immediate association with religious revivals, we are rather at a loss to discover. We have found but few among them that can 1. The Harmonicon, Nos. 46, 47, 48, be said to have any immediate connexion for October, November, and December, with extraordinary excitements, unless it be *1831, (Longman, London,) contain, like the cheerful metre, which, united to a lively most of their predecessors, much interesting tune, may vibrate in unison with that matter for all the lovers of musical science. The ardent flow of spirits which on such occa- Harmonicon not only displays an intimate sions animates the soul. But without acquaintance with the subject of music ia looking to any particular outpouring of the general, but concentrates within its pages Spirit of God, we perceive not why nearly the present state of this soothing enchanall these hymns may not be used like tress throughout the civilized world. Many others, on ordinary occasions, by all who, anecdotes and incidents, both instructive according to their degree of experience, and amusing, are related of individuals whose worship, or desire to worship, God in spirit names are inscribed on the tablets of immor. and in truth.
tality. The Harmonicon is a highly reOn hymns bearing the names of Watts, spectable publication, not likely to be lost Wesley, and others, well known and appre- on the stream of time. ciated, it will be needless to make any 2. A Course of Lessons in French Li. observations. Those of transatlantic origin terature, &c., selected from the most celeare highly respectable, and worthy of the brated French Authors, (Joy, London,) is company in which they are found. They thus explained in the preface. The first
BRIEF SURVEY OF BOOKS.
part contains an interlinear translation, both brute creation. Each number of this work literal and free in the same line. The second brings some new atrocity to light, at which part contains on the opposite pages, a literal unbrutalized human nature blushes and translation of each word; and the distinction revolts. Until these numbers - made their between the idioms is shown by means of appearance, no one would have conceived words in italics and parentheses. In the that such monsters in human form were in third part, the author has given a free trans- existence, as its articles bring before the lation on opposite pages; and in the fourth public. But when such miscreants as part, at the bottom of each page, a transla. Bishop and Williams, who bave lately extion of the most difficult words and phrases. piated their offences on the gallows, can be To the professions thus made, the author found to murder their own species, the has so fully adhered, that his book may be shrieks and groans of tortured animals will justly considered as a valuable acquisition to be heard in vain, by those who inflict the all who are learning the French language. torments which extort them.
3. Omnipotence, a Poem, by Richard 8. Speech of Mr. William Collins at the Jarman, (Chappell, London,) has a startling the Adjournment of first Public Meeting aspect. Young poets, and poets whose ge- of the Temperance Society, July 5, 1831, nius can scarcely rise to mediocrity, seem (Bagster, London,) advocates with much hardly aware of the hazard they run, when ability this noble institution; at which attempting to scale the mountains of omni- drunkards may sneer, and the keepers of potence, or to drop their plummets into the gin-shops rail.
It has been proved by abysses of infinity. The subject of this poem melancholy experience, that when an atis so grand, that gigantic powers are de- tachment to spirituous liquors unfortunately manded to do it justice, and even to meet gains an ascendancy, moderation becomes general expectation. This poem contains a word without a meaning. For inveterate some decent lines, but the author's abilities habits, abstinence is the only cure. Drunkare unequal to the sublime task he has un- enness is a demon; and this kind goeth dertaken.
not out but by prayer and fasting. 4. Report of the Meetings for the Ce- 9. Eminent Piety essential to Eminent lebration of the Sunday School Jubilee, Usefulness, a Discourse by Andrew Reed, Sept. 14, 1831, (Depository, London,) gives (Westley, London,) was preached at the a luminous and faithful account of the trans- anniversary of the London Missionary Soactions, both in town and many places in the ciety, May 11, 1831; since which time, country, connected with the above memora- it has passed through three editions. This ble event. The total amount of money col- circumstance speaks highly in favour of the lected on the occasion, so far as could be public confidence placed in the author's ascertained, is stated to be £2,084. 55. 81d.; talents. The discourse is not unworthy of but from several places no returns had been the patronage which it has obtained ; and received when this report was printed. few, we believe, who either heard it deliver
5. Nicotiana, or the Smoker's and ed, or have since read it, will say that public Snuff-toker's Companion, by Henry James confidence has been misapplied. Meller, Esq.(Wilson, London,) is a kind of 10. The London Medical Gazette, No. mongrel humorous composition, which, by a VIII., (Longman, London,) contains many mock attempt to praise smoking, chewing, valuable articles on medical science. It is, and snuff-taking, holds up these filthy prac- however, a periodical that must derive its tices to ridicule and contempt.
chief support from gentlemen of the pro6. An Earnest Appeal to every Lover of fession; among whom, we expect, it will his Country, on the Necessity of forming find many friends, as it will enable them Associations in every Town, for providing to communicate their observations on such Allotments of Land for the industrious occurrences and passing events as may hapPoor, (Relfe, London,) is founded on ge- pen to fall under their notice. Such works nuine philanthropic principles. From the are calculated to elicit much useful knowstatements given, it appears that experiments ledge, of which the afflicted will reap the have been tried in many places, with great advantage. success; and the author seems decidedly of 11. Ä Letter to a Friend, containing a opinion, that an extension of the system few Heads for consideration on Subjects would relieve the country. His observations that trouble the Church, by Charlotte on this important subject are deserving of Elizabeth, (Crofts, London,) bears almost very serious attention.
exclusively on the wild dreams that visit 7. The Voice of Humanity, No. VI. and disturb Mr. Irving's church. It justly (Nisbet, London,) has already awakened a exposes the absurdities connected with strong feeling of compassion towards the “the unknown tongues," which would die
of themselves if people would but let them Naylor's observations are well deserving alone.
the deep attention of every serious reader. 12. The Church Revived without the 18. A Sermon occasioned by the late aid of Unknown Tongues ; a Sermon Brislol Riots, by W. R. Baker, (Hamilpreached in the Scots Church, Swallow ton, London,) proceeds upon the broad Street, by Robert Burns. D. D. F. S. A., principle, that ignorance and intemperance (Douglas, London,) is an article that bears are the sources of a nation's calamities, and a strong resemblance to the preceding. It prepare their common victims for the peris, however, more argumentative; and in- petration of every crime. Hence the au. directly investigates the wild pretensions of thor infers the necessity of such early and these visionaries on more extensive grounds, extended education, as shall imbue the and points out their unfounded claim to moral powers with right principles of ac. respect by an appeal to the test of scripture. tion, and cultivate habits of sobriety and The preface is strong and pointed. The order, as that which can alone prevent a discourse is practical and cautionary, and recurrence of the evils which are here deworthy of being presented to the public plored. The riots in Bristol he attributes from the press.
to ignorance and drunkenness, and, by a 13. Hymns and Evangelical Songs, by process of plain reasoning, he traces to the John Bulmer, Fifth Edition, (Woods- same causes all the awful consequences worth, London,) comprise some pretty that may be expected to follow. It is a compositions for children; by many of well-timed discourse, abounding in wholewhom, we doubt not, they have been, and some advice, and practical observations. will be, read with much advantage.
14. Some Account of Elizabeth Myers, (Baisler, London,) a pious girl, whose life
GLEANINGS. and experience will be rendered useful to such as read it with sincerity.
Mechanical Power of Detonating Powders.-Chemistry
furnishes us with the means of calling into sudden taught in Paddington Sunday school, and
action forces of a character infinitely more tremen,
dous than that of gunpowder. The terrific violence of was an honour to the institution.
the different fulminating compositions is such, that 15. Anti-Slavery Reporter, Numbers they can only be compared to those untameable ani89, 90, and 91, still continues to “hang on
all useful management, or rather to spirits evoked by
the spells of a magician, manifesting a destructive the broken rear of the enemy insulting.” and unapproachable power, which makes him but too Let the advocates for the continuance of happy to close his book, and break his wand, as the
price of escaping uphurt from the storm he has raised. slavery read, in number 89, “A view of Such powers are not yet subdued to our purposes,
whatever they may hereafter be; but, in the expansive Jamaica jails," and then, if able, look their force of gases, liberated slowly and manageably from honest countrymen in the face without a chemical mixtures, we have a host of inferior, yet
still most powerful, energies, capable of being emblush. To these horrible dens, the dun- ployed in a variety of useful ways, according to emer
gencies.- Herschel's Discourse on Natural Philosophy. geons of Antigua furnish a suitable coun
Ferocity in Sport.-Nero compelled a great number terpart.
of equestrians and senators to fight in the arena, both
against one another and with wild beasts. The em16. The Pulpit ; Part III. of Vol.
peror Commodus exhibited in his own person the XVIII., (Harding, London,) continues, gladiatorial art, the rage for which finally became so
ungovernable, that not only did men of rank sponas usual, to support its creditable character.
taneously mingle in the infamous combats of the Among the seven sermons which it con
areca, but even women so far forgot their sex, and
all regard to common decency, as to fight with one tains, one on the gift of tongues, by the another before the assembled populace of Rome. Let
this vilifying effect of the gladiatorial shows be adRev. Mr. Irving, will be found the most duced as a signal refutation of every modern Pliny, remarkable.
who would maintain that the public mind derives a
proper hardihood and manly courage trom an indul. 17. The Necessi'y of Moral Reform, gence in cruel and barbarous sports. Ferocity is a Sermon, by William Naylor, (Mason, these very Romans were the most abject slaves. London,) though availing itself of a once Egyptian Ideas of Good Connerions.-“ We conclude degraded, but at present popular term, has
this chapter with a remark, truly characteristic of the
manners of modern Egypt, and of the feelings which little or nothing to do with the great poli- were engrafted upon the minds of the higher class by
the long.continued sway of the Mamlouks. Before tical measure, now agitated with so much the reign of the present viceroy, it was customary, intensity of feeling and interest. The even among a people rigidly attached to the distinc.
tions of hereditary, rank, to reserve their highest author justly considers, that nothing but respect for the purchased 'slave whose relations were
, , timely repentance, and moral reformation, qualities,'had raised him to the first honours in the can avert the awful judgments of the Al- country. General Revnier mentions, that he has
heard even 'urkish officers say of persons who occumighty, now impending over our guilty pied great posts, He is a man of the best connexions
- he was bought.'"-Egypt; Edinburgh Cabinet Library. nation with such portentous menaces.
Presentiment of Death.-The army did not lose any These important topics are uniformly en- officer of rank in the affair of Foz d'Arouce, but the forced throughout this discourse, by reasons
service sustained a loss iu Lieut. Heppenstal, a young
man who, had he lived, would have been an orpathat are commanding, motives that are in. ment to the profession for which pature seemed 10
have destined him. He was known to be one of the Aluential, and authority that is divine. Mr.
bravest men in the army, but, on this occasion, his
usual spirits deserted him. He moved along silent, inattentive, and abstracted: a brisk firing in our front soon roused all his wonted energy, and he advanced with his men apparently cheerful as ever : turning to & brother officer, he said, " You will laugh at what I am going to say; you know I am not afraid to die, but I have a certain feeling that my race is pearly run." " You jest," said his friend. "No, I don't," was the reply; they shook hands, the light troops ad. vanced, and in a few minutes the brave Heppepstal was a corpse. His presentiment was too just; and, though I had heard of instances of the kind before, this was the first that came under my immediate observation. I ran up to the spot where he lay; he was bleeding profusely; his breast was penetrated by two bullets, and a third passed through his forehead. His death was singular, and it appeared as if he was resolved to fulfil the destiny that he had marked out for himself. Our light troops were gradually retreat. ing on their reinforcements, and were within a few paces of the columns of infantry; his men repeatedly called out to him to retire with the rest, but he, either not hearing, or not attending to what they said, remained, with his back against a pine-tree, dealing ont death at every shot. Pressed as we were for time, we dug him a deep grave at the foot of the tree where he so gallantiy lost his life, and we laid him in it without form or ceremony.- Reminiscences of a Subaltern.
A Raft on the Danube.-The foundation is of the trunks of enormous trees, so firmly attached, that there cannot be the remotest fear of their separation. When the whole cargo of planks is received on board, the surface is covered with them, and there becomes a smooth and level walk of above 150 feet in length, an extremely acceptable change for those who have been long pent in coaches. The proper way of en. joying the excursion is to order a but of planks to be put together on the raft, for your own exclusive convenience, for your fellow-travellers are chiefly artisans seekiog employment; and the common hut, in case of rain or heat, is so crammed with old great coats, hats, cheese, and beer, that the compound of smells is villanous. In your hut, however, and with a dear and cherished friend, take your place on the raft. When this mass of timber, with its animal curiosities, is once loosened from its mooring, and in the middle of the rapid Danube, it glides along swiftly and silently; and then, with heaven's breath upon one's face, may he enjoyed morning and evening views, sunsets, with castles and mountains, that Claude might have painted.-Ramble among the Musicians of Germany.
The White-headed or Bald Eagle.-From Wilson's “American Ornithology:"-Elevated on the high dead limb of some gigantic tree that commands a wide view of the neighbouring shore and ocean, he (the eagle) seems calmly to contemplate the motions of the various feathered tribes that pursue their busy avocations below: the snow-white gulls slowly winDowing the air, the busy tringæ coursing along the sands; traios of ducks streaming over the surface; silent and watchful cranes, intent and wading; cla. morous crows; and all the winged multitudes that subsist by the bounty of this vast liquid magazine of Dature. High over all these, bovers one whose action iqstantly arrests his whole attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in air, he knows him to be the fish hawk, settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His eye kindles at the sight, and, balancing himself with balf-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of his attention; the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around! At this moment, the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish hawk once more emerge, struggling with his prey, and mounting in the air with screams of exultation. These are the signals for our hero, who, launching into the air, instantly gives chase, and soon gains on the fish hawk; each exerts his utmost to mount above the other, displaying in these rencontres the most elegant and sublime aerial evolutions. The unencumbered eagle rapidly advances, and is just on fthe point of reaching his opponent, when, with a sudden scream, probably of despair and honest execration, the later drops his fish; the eagle, poising himself for a moment, as if to take a more certain aim, descends like a whirlwind, snatches it in his grasp ere it reaches the water, and bears his illgotten booty silently away to the woods.
Fatal Effects of Drunkenness.-By the coroner's return to the Manchester quarter sessions, July, 1831, it appears that thirty-nine men and women in that town and immediate neighbourhood, have died, within the last quarter, from the effects of drinking ardent spirits; and that four carters have lost their lives by careless driving upou the road, when in a state of intoxication.
Upas Poison.-The common train of symptoms is, a trembling of the extremities, restlessness, erection of the hair, affection of the bowels, drooping and faintness, slight spasms and convulsions, hasty breathing, and increasing flow of saliva, spasmodic contractions of the pectoral and abdominal muscles, retching, vomit. ing, great agony, laborious breathing, violent and repeated convulsions, death. The action of the Upas poisou is directed chiefly to the vascular system. The volume of the blood is accumulated in a preternatural degree in the large vessels of the thorax. The circulation appears to be exactly from the extremities, and thrown upon the viscera near its source. The lungs, in particular, are stimulated to excessive exertions. The vital viscera are oppressed by an intolerable load, which produces the symptoms above described while, in the extremities, a proportionate degree of torpor takes place, accompanied by tremors, shiverings, and convulsions. The natives of Macassar, Borneo, and the Eastern Islands, when they employ this poison, make use of an arrow of bamboo, to the end of wbich they attach a shark's tooth, which they throw from a blow.pipe or sompit. The Upas a pears to affect different quadrupeds with nearly eqnal force, proportionate, in some degree, to their size and disposition.-Memoirs of Sir Stamford Raffles.
The Horrors of War.-We halted for the night near Pyrnes. This little town, and the few wretched inhabitants who had been induced to remain in it under the faithful promises of the French generals, shewed fearful signs of late visi from a barbarous and merciless foe. Young women were lying in their houses brutally violated; the streets were strewed with broken furniture, intermixed with the putrid carcasses of murdered peasants, mules, and donkeys, and every description of filth, that filled the air with pestilent nausea. The few starved male inhabitants who were stalking amid the wreck of their friends and property, looked like so many skeletons, who had been permitted to leave their graves for the purpose of taking vengeance on their oppressors; and the mangled body of every Frenchman, who was unfortunate or imprudent enough to stray from his column, shewed how religiously they performed their mission. -Kincaid's Adventures in the Rifle Brigade.
Travelling in the Air.-At a recent sitting of the Academy of Sciences in Paris, M. Navier read a paper, in refutation of a work by M. Chabrier, on aerial travelling. M. Navier proves, by inquiries and experiments as to the motion of birds in the air, that, if a man were able to put together at once all the physical power which he has in eight hours. it would not be sufficient to support him with any mechanical apparatus iv the air five minutes.-In America, M Genet and his coadjutors, and in France three rivals, Messrs. Dupis Delcourt, Chabrier, and Vallot, are all busily engaged in the construction of machines for travelling in the air, and are all equally sanguine as to the result! Of course, the nature of their respective inventions has not yet transpired.
Puffing books through the medium of a ghost.-A bookseller of Defoe's acquaintance had, in the trade phrase, rather overprinted an edition of " Drelincourt on Death," and complained to Defoe of the loss which was likely to ensue. This experienced book. maker,
with the purpose of recommending the edition, advised his friend to prefix the celebrated narrative of Mrs. Veal's ghost, which he wrote for the occasion, with such an air of trnth, that although, in fact, it does not afford a single tittle of evidence, properly so called, it nevertheless was swallowed so eagerly by the people, that Drelincourt's work on death, which the supposed spirit recommended to the perusal of her friend Mrs. Bargrave, instead of sleeping on the bookseller's shelf, moved off by thousands at once ; the story, incredible in itself, and unsupported as it was by evidence or inquiry, was received as true, merely from the cunning of the narrator, and the addition of a number of adventitious circumstances, which no man alive could have conceived as having occurred to the mind of a person composing a fiction, -Sir Walter Scott; Family Library, No. XVI.
Coursing defined. The following definition of harehunting is given by a writer of 1616:4" It is not worthie peece of seruice for five or sixe men in the countrey (whose dwellings are foure or fiue miles asunder) to make mad match to meet together on such and such a morning, to hunt or course a hare, where if shee be hunted with hounds, shee will lead them such a dance, that perhaps a horse or two are killid, or a man or two spoil'd, or hurt with leaping hedges or ditches, at the least after foure or five days preparation, and some ten pounds charge among them, horses and dogs, besides an infinite deale of toyle and trouble, and an innumerable number of oaths and curses; after this great deal of doo, the main purchase can be no more than a poor silly hare, which is but a dry meate, and will take more butter in the basting than the carcase is worth."
Imprisonment for Debt.-In Whitecross-street prison XII. of Baines's History of Lancashire:-Views of there are at this time (Jan. 26, 1832) between five and Scaitcliffe and Rufford Hall ornament this part. six hundred persons .confined for debt, chiefly small XXXIV. of the National Portrait Gallery :-The sums. Among these, the case of John Rayland, of Duke of York; Thomas Campbell, Esq.; and Admiral Enfield, deserves particular potice. This man, a day Lord Collingwood, appear in this number. labourer, having a wife and three children, and being XIII. of Elliot's Views in the East. out of employ, was unable to pay a debt of five pence. Divine Breathings, .or Spiritual Meditations. By He was therefore consigned to Whitecross street John Beart. prison for ten days, which cost his creditor 13s. 8d., Village Rhymes. the county 108., and the parish, to support his family, The Annual Biography and Obituary, 1832, vol. 16. 10s, more; making, in all, 11. 13. 8d. Surely, such The Harmonicon. laws ought to be altered ; and we are glad to find, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. By that a petition to parliament, for this purpose, has
Jeremiah Burroughs. been prepared by Mr. James Wright, to be presented Two Sermons, preached at Plymouth. By Thomas to the house of commons by John Wilks, Esq., and to Wood, A.M. the house of lords by His Royal Highness the Duke An Essay on the Convulsive Nervous Cholera of of Sussex.
Hind ostan. By Philanthropos.
The Church Revived without the Aid of Unknown Wholesale Murder of Slaves - The Fair Rosamond and Black Joke, tenders to the Dryad frigate, have
Tongues, a Sermon. By Robert Burns, D.D. F.S.A. captured three slave vessels, which originally had
The Christian Pastor Visiting his Flock. By Joha 1100 slaves on board, but of which they succeeded in
Morison, D.D. taking only 396 to Sierra Leone. It appears that the
Anti-slavery Reporter, Nos. 91, 92, Fair Rosamond had captured a lugger, with 106
Letters on Education. By J. P. Mursell. Africans, and shortly afterwards saw the Black Joke An Investigation of the Causes of Commercial
Distress. in chase of two other luggers; she joined in the pur.
Remarks on the New Bible Society. suit, but the vessels succeeded in getting into the Bonny river, and landed 603 slaves before the tenders
Thoughts on Church Reform. By a True Protestant. could take possession of them. They found on board
An Inquiry into the Effect of the Corn Laws on
Great Britain and Ireland. only 200;, but ascertained that the monsters in command of the slaves had thrown overboard 180 slaves,
Moral Paralysis, or The Gambler. By Mrs. Barber. manacled together, four of whom only were picked
Saturday Evening. By the Anthor of “Natural
History of Enthusiasm." In 1 vol. 8vo. up, with irons upon them. Such scoundrels as these should be tried for piracy.-Hampshire Telegraph.
Hints to a Clergyman's Wife : or, Female Parochial
Duties practically illustrated, in 1 vol. 12mo. Virgil.-Virgil was of a swarthy complexion, tall By the Rev. Robert Philip :-Christian Experience, and athletic, but of a weakly constitution. He was or, Guide to the Perplexed. Communion with God, so bashful, that, when people crowded to see him, he or Guide to the Devotional. Eternity Realized, or would slip into some passage or shop to avoid them. Guide to the Thoughtful. He appeared to have had litile regard for the fair sex, Reminiscences of the late Rev. Robert Hall, A.M, and it is on this account that we do not discover in with Sermons preached at Cambridge, By J. Greene, his poems the character of one good woman; nay, he formerly of Cambridge, 1 vol. 8vo. rather refers to them with contempt. His life, how- Part 7, and No. 85, of Maund's Botanic Garden; or, ever, was as chaste as his style ; and those who criti. Magazine of Hardy Flowering Plants. cise his poetry, can never find a blemish in his The History, Institutions, and Tendencies of the morals. With respect to his fortune, he was affluent; Church of England, examined by Scriptural Authoand, as Juvenal remarks, we should have wanted
rity :--being, a Reply to a Letter of Vice Admiral the strongest paintings and the noblest strokes in the
By J. Schofield, Minister of Chertsey Æneid, if Virgil had not been blessed with the com- Chapel, Surrey. foris and conveniences of life. His studies, sickli- The Substance of Four Discourses on the Signs of ness, and the troubles he met with, turned his hair the Times, practically considered. By J. Redford. gray before the usual time. He had a hesitation in
The Shaking of the Nations, a Sermon preached at his speech-his aspect and behaviour were rustic and Craveu Chapel, Regent Street. By J. Leifchild. ungraceful. He was of a thoughiful and melancholy Parts 1&2, of a new edition of Christ Alone Extemper, loved retirement and contemplation, and was alted ; being the complete works of Tobias Crisp, DD. an enemy to those talkative impertinents, from which with Notes and Life of the Author. By Dr. Gill, no court, not even that of Augustus, could be free.- The Familiar Astrologer. By Raphael, author of Valpy's Classical Library.
the Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century. Proofs of Witchcraft.-In the year 1663, an old
A small tract in 18mo. by Joseph John Gurney, dame, named Julian Coxe, was convicted, chiefly on
of Norwich, entitled “ Hints on the Portable Evithe evidence of a huntsman, who declared, on his
dences of Christianity," oath, that he laid his greyhounds on a hare, and,
Modern Pretensions to the Miraculous Gift of coming up to the spot where he saw them mouth her, Tongues, condemned by Reason and Scripture. By there he found on the other side of a bush, Julian
the Rev. T. Greenwood, B.A. Coxe lying panting and breathless, in such a manner
A Concise View of Sacred Literature, in a Chroas to convince him that she had been the creature
pological Arrangement from the Invention of Alwhich afforded him the course. The unhappy wo
phabetical Characters. to A. D., 1300. By J. B. B. man was executed on this evidence.--Sir Walter Scott:
Clarke, NI. A. Family Library, No. XVI.
Narratives of two families exposed to the great Plague of London, A. D. 1665, with Conversation on Religious Preparation for Pestilence. By J.Scott, M.A.
In the Press.
By the Rev. William Jay :-a Sermon on tbe Literary Notices.
“Transitory Character of God's Temporal Blessings;
occasioned by the sudden death of Mrs. C. Taylor, Just Published.
Art in Nature and Science anticipated. By Time's Telescope, for 1832.
Charles Williams. Britain's Historical Drama. 8vo. By J. F. Pennie. The Classical English Vocabulary; intended as a A Practical Exposition of the Assembly's Cate- Supplement to the Grammatical and Pronouncing chism. By Henry Belfrage, D. D.
Spelling Book. By Ingram Cobbin, A.M. The Christian's Pattern. By Thomas a Kempis.
By the Book Society ; Brook's Ark for all God's Arithmetical Tables, for the Use of Schools. By
Noahs, in a gloomy, stormy Day; uniform with the James Child.
Unsearchable Biches, Mute Christian, Apples of
Gold, &e. Another Letter to Everybody, from Somebody else. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopedia : Porcelain and Glass. Dyer's Christ's famous Titles, together with Christ's American Stories, for Young People. In 3 vols.
Voice to London, 1665. By Mary Russel Mitford.
Charnock on Providence : cloth, boards. The Anatomy of Drunkennees. By Roht. Macnish.
Fuller's Gospel its own Witness. Quintus Servinton; a Tale, founded upon Incidents
Preparing for the Press. of Real Occurrence. In 3 vols.
A Pictorial, Geographical, Chronological, and His. Sacred Imagery. By Joseph Fiucher, Esq.
torical Chart; being a Delineation of the Rise and The Biblical Annual, containing a fourfold Trans. Progress of the Evangelical or Christian Dispensa. lation of the Book of Ecclesiastes.
tion, from the Birth of John the Baptist to the AscepVoluntary Nature of Divine Institntions, and Ar- sion of Jesus Christ; having near 200 vignettes in bitrary Character of the Church of England. By J. the body, and 42 subjects in the margin. By Mr. Maurice.
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