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JACKSON AND WALFORD,

18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

1833.

G. WOODFALL, ANGEL COURT, SKINNER STREET, LONDON.

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Arkin's (Lucy) Memoirs of the Court of King Charles the First

461
Anderson's Practical Exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans . .
Annuals, The

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. . . . . . 446. 541

Avdall's History of Armenia . . . . . . . . . 118. 277

Berzelius's Analysis of Inorganic Bodies . .

Brockedon's Journals of Excursions in the Alps . . . . . . 149

Brown's Church Establishments Defended .

Buck's Theological Dictionary, edited by Dr. Henderson . . . . . • 145

Burnet's Lives, Charaeters, and Address to Posterity, edited by the Bishop of Li-

merick . . . . .

. . . . . . .

Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible, by the late Charles Taylor . . 145

Carlile's Letters on the Divine Origin and Authority of the Holy Scriptures 203

Carmichael's, Mrs., Domestic Manners and Social Condition of the White, Co-

loured, and Negro Population of the West Indies . . . . .

397

Caspar Hauser

. .

Chaplin's Self Defence; an answer to · War against the Church' . .

70

Child's Reprint of the Report on King's Printers' Patent

Coleridge's, H., Poems . . . . . . . . . . 140

Davies's Address on Ecclesiastical Establishments .

70

Davis's Brief Memoir of the late Rey. Richard Davis, of Walworth

. 354

Ellerby's Memorials of Felix Neff ,

Essays on the Lives of Cowper, Newton, and Heber . . .

Ewing's Nursing Fathers and Mothers of the Children of the Church . .

Flaxman's Anatomical Studies of the Bones and Muscles . . .

Fleming's Critique on Dr. Wardlaw's Sermon on the Civil Establishments

Christianity' . . . . . . . . . . .

Fletcher's Funeral Sermon on the Death of the Rev. W. Thorp . . . 136

Franklin's, Dr. Benjamin, Familiar Letters and Miscellaneous Papers . . 261

Galt's Autobiography . .

343

Gordon's Fragment of the Journal of a Tour through Persia in 1820 .

530

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Greswell's View of the Early Parisian Greek Press . . . .

416

Gyles's Truth of Christianity . . . . . . . . . 204

Hamilton's Sermons

Hampden's Scholastic Philosophy considered in its Relation to Christian I

Harris's Dictionary of the Natural History of the Bible

359

Kay's Travels and Researches in Caffraria . . . . . . . 480

Layman's, A, Thoughts on Ecclesiastical Establishments . . . . 70

Lee's, Mrs., Memoirs of the Baron Cuvier. ..

228

Literary Intelligence . . . . . . 86. 179. 274. 368. 458. 556

M'Crie's, Dr., Extracts from Statements of the Difference between the Profession

of the Church of Scotland, and that contained in the New Testimony adopted

by the General Associate Synod. . i . . . . . . . 69

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MʻIlvaine's, Dr., Bishop of Ohio, Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity, in

their External Division . ..

Montgomery's Lectures on Poetry and General Literature .

Morison's, Dr., Portraiture of Modern Scepticism .

203

- Tribute of Filial Sympathy to the Memory of a Beloved Father 508
Nicolas's, Sir H., Chronology of History . .

. 159

Neumann's Translations from the Chinese and Armenian . . . 118.277

- History of Vartan · · · · · · · · 118. 277

Owen's, Capt, Narrative of Voyages to explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia,

and Madagascar . . . . . . . . . . 181. 480

Pebrer's Taxation, Revenue, Expenditure, Power, Statistics, and Debt of the

whole British Empire .
Philip's Christian Experience; or a Guide to the Perplexed, &c. &c. . . 246

Ragg's Incarnation, and other Poems

Readings in Poetry; a Selection from the best English Poets, &c. . . . 1

Redford's Church of England Indefensible by Holy Scripture.

70

Reform Ministry, The, and the Reformed Parliamen't ..

303

Rennie's Alphabet of Botany

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272

Report of the Proceedings of a Voyage to the Northern Ports of Chin

326

Searle's Companion for the Season of Maternal Solicitude

Sheppard's Christian Self-Dedication and Departure: a Discourse on the Death

of the Rev. J. Hughes . . . . . . . . . 442

Sibree's Ecclesiastical Lectures .

268

Smith's Researches of the Rev. E. Smith and Rev. H. G. O. Dwight, in Armenia 369

Taylor's, T., Life of William Cowper, Esq. . .

... 89

Thoughts on the Mixed Character of Government Institutions in Ireland : 303

Trollope's, T. A., Part I. of an Encyclopædia Ecclesiastica . . . . 145

Vindex's Letter on Dissenters and Church Reform . .'i.. . 70

Wardlaw's Civil Establishments of Christianity tried by their only Authoritative

Test, the Word of God ...

... . . . . . . "

Wetennis Pillirolond Thomas Di

Watson's Biblical and Theological Dictionary . . . . . . 145

Williams's Facts not Fables . . . . . . .

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THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

FOR JULY, 1833.

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Art. I. 1. Lectures on Poetry and General Literalure. Delivered at

the Royal Institution in 1830 and 1831. By James Montgomery, Author of “ The World before the Flood,” is The Pelican Island," &c., &c. 12mo. pp. X., 394. London, 1833. Readings in Poetry: a Selection from the best English Poets, from Spenser to the present Times; and Specimens of several American Poets of deserved Reputation. To which is prefixed, a brief Survey of the History of English Poetry. 12mo. pp. 419. London,

1833. W HEN I am a man! is the poetry of childhood. When I

was a child, is the poetry of age. The truth and beauty of this fine observation of Mr. Montgomery's will be felt by every reader. But it is not inerely true: there is a world of truth in it. It describes at once, and as only a poet could have done, what poetry is, and what are its aim and office. Poetry is the perspective of the moral scene. Those' realities of mortal life which, by near contact, strongly affect the senses,' it removes to that due distance which clothes them with picturesque and ideal beauty. And its moral purpose is, to make the past and the future preponderate over the present, and, by this means, to refine and elevåte the sentiments, to counteract the sordid passions, and to render the man a more intellectual, if not a more virtuous being. The aspirations of youth, such as poetry enkindles, if illusive, are salutary and generous illusions; while the recollections of the man, carried back to childhood, the radiance of poetry illumining the distant perspective, have often wakened regrets akin to virtue, and recalled the instructions and principles of life's better days.

But there is the poetry of history as well as of human life. Nations have their past and their future, their treasured recol

VOL. X.-N.S.

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